UN ban on Taiwan journalists is ‘unacceptable discrimination’: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the United Nations (U.N.) to allow Taiwanese journalists to attend and cover its events, in a statement published on Sept. 18. ...

KMT candidate's poll backfires, 68% of Taiwanese don't consider themselves Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A poll by Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強) trying to drum up pro-China unification support has backfired, with 68 percent of Taiwanese respondents th...

China’s catalog of oppression in Xinjiang – and why Taiwan could be next

The images that emerged from Xinjiang Province in China last week of Uighur women having their clothes forcibly cut from their bodies by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) law enforcement officer...

Why Taiwan should prioritize closer ties with Japan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is a curious figure in Taiwan’s black and white political scene.  A former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and President o...

Survey: less than 3% of people in Taiwan identify exclusively as 'Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A survey was conducted on the emergence of Taiwanese identity earlier this year, with results and discussion published in the Washington Post newspaper on June 4. The s...

Chinese student claims to be sent home after threatening to kill Taiwanese classmates in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese student studying in Armidale, Australia, recently claimed on her Facebook page that she was forced to drop out of school because of 'a joke' to ...

As China aims to undermine Taiwanese society, former Pres. Lee says now is time for 'Taiwanese Identity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While speaking about the most recent financial incentives that Beijing has begun offering to attract Taiwanese citizens and business to China, former President Lee Teng-hu...

Transitional Justice in Taiwan: Why the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial must stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –  On Dec. 5, 2017 the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan led by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers passed the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例). The m...

Poll reveals Taiwanese identity at a five-year low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An annual poll conducted by CommonWealth Magazine reveals that the number of Taiwan citizens who identify as Taiwanese is at a five-year low. The poll asked citize...

Taiwanese poet Yu Kwang-chung passes away 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The famous Taiwanese poet, Yu Kwang-chung (余光中), passed away Thursday evening from pneumonia in Kaohsiung at the age of 89, reported CNA. ­ Yu is a well-est...

‘Taiwan is the most kind-hearted country” - Japanese man with Taiwanese passport wants to introduce Taiwan to the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Japanese man, who became popular on social media for his announcement to pursue Taiwanese identity, recently posted a photo of his Taiwanese passport, adding he wan...

Letter to the Editor: Mock referendum gives voice to migrants' grievances and rightful demands

Upon reading news articles from different Taiwanese news outfits, including Taiwan News, I am expressing solidarity with the migrant workers in Taiwan, who mostly come from Southeast Asian countries l...

Ethnic-Chinese refugees from Indonesia want Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ethnic Chinese who fled persecution and violence in Indonesia decades ago are still waiting for Taiwanese citizenship in 2017, a legislator said Wednesday. Many of the ...

WHO not inviting Taiwan to WHA, but talks continue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The World Health Organization was not issuing an invitation for Taiwan to attend this month’s World Health Assembly in Geneva, but talks were still continuing, repor...

Taiwan not invited to WHO assembly, but negotiations go on

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday left open the possibility that Taiwan could still attend its upcoming annual assembly, saying talks are continuing despite China's insistence that...