Taiwan Editorial Abstract

The following is an abstract of editorials in major Taiwanese dailies on Tuesday, several of which looked at the new government that took office May 20: @Apple Daily: Premier Lin Chuan's first move...

Celebrities to organize benefit concert in support of gay marriage

Taipei, May 10 (CNA) Nine big-name Taiwanese singers and a band, led by pop diva A-mei, will organize a benefit concert in Taipei in August to ramp up support for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, after a ...

Taiwan ups the ante in protest against seizure of fishing boat (update)

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin on Friday summoned Japan's de facto ambassador in Taipei to lodge a formal protest against the seizure earlier this week of a Taiwanese fishi...

Legislature calls on China to release deported Taiwanese suspects

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Taiwan's legislature issued a statement Friday, calling for the release 45 Taiwanese fraud suspects, who lawmakers said were forcibly deported from Kenya to China in violation o...

Taiwan, China students discuss civil society at youth camp

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) Young people from Taiwan and China are exchanging views and exploring the meaning of civil society at a youth leadership camp being held at Tamkang University, the organizers sa...

Taiwan denies cross-strait talks on trade in goods completed

Taiwan rebutted Sunday a Chinese official's remark that talks between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on a planned agreement on trade in goods have been completed. "It is still too early....

China will not make direct contact with DPP: Beijing negotiator

China will not make direct contact with Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) unless the party changes the Taiwan independence clause in its party platform, the top Chinese negotiator with Taiwa...

Su Jia-chyuan likely to be next legislative speaker as veteran yields

Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) Ker Chien-ming, a veteran lawmaker and a declared candidate for the presidency of Taiwan's legislature, said Friday that he would support an ally of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen ...

New faces to enter Taiwan's Legislature as young generation rises

Many new faces were elected Saturday to Taiwan's 113-seat Legislature, some of them first-time candidates that beat veteran legislators, as voters in those constituencies pinned their hopes on a yo...

Former government officials call for speedy economic transition

Two former government officials on Sunday urged President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to speed up the pace of Taiwan's economic transition so as to increase its bargaining chips with China. During ...

French newspaper reports on Taiwan's pollution reduction efforts

Taiwan has set a goal for reducing carbon emissions to a half of the 2005 level by 2050, which is pretty challenging but possible, a French newspaper reported on Tuesday. A photograph next ...

Taiwan, China e-commerce operators ink four cooperation deals

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) Taiwanese e-commerce operators and their Chinese counterparts signed four cooperation agreements Thursday to strengthen industry exchanges between the two sides of the Taiwan S...

Economic Daily News: Cautiously expedite cross-strait pact

Taiwan's government should strive to sign a bilateral agreement with China on the liberalization of merchandise trade with China as soon as possible but also be extremely prudent and transparent dur...

Aid frozen to Dominican Republic to get answers in murder case

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) A committee in Taiwan's Legislature adopted a resolution on Wednesday to freeze some of the country's financial aid to the Dominican Republic to get Dominican authorities to ma...

Cross-strait trade pact talks to resume in Beijing (update)

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) An 11th round of talks over a cross-Taiwan Strait trade in goods agreement will take place in Beijing Sept. 28-29, according to David Hsu (???), deputy director-general of th...