Taiwan ranked 5th in Asia in global democracy index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan remains fifth in Asia in the Economist's latest global democracy index. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the 2019 edition of its annual Democra...

Why is Andrew Yang now silent on Taiwan?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — A lot of Taiwanese people feel rather proud that Andrew Yang (楊安澤) is running to be president of the United States. He is like the Jeremy Lin (林書豪) of politics. Born...

British campaign group urges UK to improve Taiwan relations

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) — Campaign group Spotlight:China has written to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and urged him to use Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) landslide election victory as a pla...

Chinese human rights activists denied visit to Taiwan KMT presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team have turned down the request of a group of Chinese human rights activists to visit their campaign hea...

Taiwan KMT official allegedly tried to bribe Chinese spy into fake confession blaming DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) official and Chinese official allegedly tried to bribe and intimidate self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) into making a f...

Xi complains about US involvement in China's 'internal affairs' in call with Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Donald Trump and China's Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) reportedly discussed the U.S.-China trade war as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang over the pho...

Celebrity self-help book tops Eslite Bookstore Bestseller List

A self-help book by a famous Taiwan TV host topped the Eslite Bookstore Bestseller list for 2019, according to a report released by the popular bookstore chain on Wednesday (Dec. 4). The "Esli...

Taiwan's Ministry of Justice asks Australia for information about 'Chinese spy defector'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Justice Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂) said that the country's prosecutors have begun investigations over the espionage claims made by a self-professe...

Taiwan police allegedly abuse power on matters related to Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the revelations by a self-professed Chinese spy continue to grab headlines in Taiwan, the government’s response to related issues has also come under scrutiny. ...

HK student group asks Taiwan to grant asylum to pro-democracy protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Student groups from Hong Kong are calling for concrete policy efforts on the part of the Taiwanese government to grant asylum protection to those who might face prosecutio...

Taiwan president comments on China spy case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Tuesday (Nov. 26) people should not speculate about the alleged Chinese spy who has turned himself into the Australian authorities, ca...

Executives of 3 Taiwan TV stations named by 'Chinese spy' invited to NCC meetings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Executives of three Taiwanese television stations denied accusations by an alleged Chinese defector that they had received funds from China during a meeting with Taiwan...

China allegedly seeks to infiltrate Australian Parliament: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the shocking revelation by a self-claimed Chinese spy about Beijing’s espionage in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, reports have surfaced that Chinese int...

2016 'judgment' against Chinese spy suddenly appears out of thin air

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are no online archival traces of a 2016 case that Chinese government mouthpieces are citing as evidence that a self-described Chinese spy is a convicted "frauds...

Taiwan's NSB confirms its investigating 'Chinese spy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Security Bureau (NSB) is working with international partners to verify information leaked by a Chinese defector about Beijing’s interference ...