Taiwan legislature condemns China's Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s legislature has strongly condemned the passing of a draft of a contentious security law by China's National People's Congress on Thursday (May 28), ...

China's Xi meets Kiribati leader after switch from Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded Kiribati on Monday for “standing on the right side of history” during his first meeting with the Pacific island nation's leader since it severed ties...

Taiwan's Tsai defends Anti-Infiltration Law aimed at China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has been relentless in its attempts to influence and infiltrate Taiwan's politics and society but the island's new ban on political interference should have no effect on no...

Taiwan passes law targeting Chinese political interference

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature on Tuesday passed a law aimed at blocking political interference from China, less than two weeks before presidential and legislative elections. ...

Taiwan passes special budget allowing purchase of F-16V fighters from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’ s legislature on Tuesday (Oct. 29) approved the multi-billion-dollar special budget to be allocated for the next seven years to purchase 66 F-16V fighter jet...

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, includ...

Taiwan's legislature approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia.

Amendments to Air Pollution Act pass Taiwan legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amendments to Taiwan's Air Pollution Control Act (空氣污染防制法), which will place tighter emissions restrictions on old cars, two-stroke scooters, diesel trucks and factories wa...

House of flying sofa chairs: Taiwan legislature sees second day of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For a second day in a row, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan was the scene of skirmishes between rival lawmakers over the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development ...

Taipei mayor calls for zero tolerance on drunk driving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday during an event organized by Taiwan Against Drunk Driving (TADD) that the city’s proposal to tighten regulations on DUI, followi...

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ASIA: PHILIPPINES-FIGHTING — Philippines troops battling militants on a central resort island killed a young Abu Sayyaf commander who was involved in the beheadings of two Canadians ...

Taiwan ex-legislator helped free sailors held off Somalia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Having taken up the cause of a fellow Taiwanese held by Somali pirates, former legislator Tsai Cheng-yuan faced one hurdle after another. Government agencies at...

Tibet caucus established in Taiwan's Legislature

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Lawmakers established a cross-party Tibet Caucus in the Legislature on Friday, with New Power Party Legislator Freddy Lim heading the group. With the establishment of ...

KMT chairwoman rebuts report of her party going bankrupt

The chairwoman of the Kuomintang (KMT) -- once the dominant political party in Taiwan -- on Monday refuted reports that the KMT was running out of money and will be bankrupt by the end of this year. ...

Taiwan-Africa parliamentary association established

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Legislature established a new parliamentary association on Friday to promote exchanges with parliamentarians from African countries and advance bilateral relations. ...