Organization's new name signifies trust between US, Taiwan: Tsai

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Taiwan government organization has been renamed to include for the first time the terms "U.S." and "Taiwan," a development that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said ...

William Lai besieged by pro-Tsai forces says senior media commentator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior Taiwanese media commentator, Tang Hsiang-long (唐湘龍), recently shared his views on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary process with news media outlet, N...

Japanese commentator backs ex-Premier Lai for president of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent political commentator in Japan said President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should not run for re-election as she had no chance of winning, while also comparing her to di...

Polls show Taiwanese public indifferent to Tsai: poll expert Michael You

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An inspection of opinion poll results show how the public has met President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) three-year tenure with indifference, said Democratic Progressive Par...

Taiwan changes name of office in the U.S. to Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The organization which Taiwan set up to manage ties to the United States after the two countries ended official diplomatic relations in 1979 has changed its name from Coor...

526 gay couples register for marriage on first day of legalization

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 526 same-sex couples registered for marriage in Taiwan on Friday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the country. According to statistics compiled by the M...

Taiwan president thanks TV celebrity Ellen DeGeneres

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s president thanked American TV celebrity Ellen DeGeneres for retweeting a post about Taiwan becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on Frid...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

DPP Secretary-General backs Cho for keeping existing opinion poll rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party Secretary-General Luo Wen-jia (羅文嘉) has voiced his support for Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) for maintaining the party's primary rules and an ord...

Taiwan’s ex-premier William Lai 'wronged by DPP,' says Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Friday (May 24) that former Premier William Lai has been “unfairly treated” amid controversies surrounding how the primar...

Taiwan starts building missile corvettes and minelayers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan took a new step in its domestic defense program Friday (May 24) by beginning to build three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four rapid mine-laying ships ...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen honors gay rights activist with historic pen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) gave the pen that she signed the same-sex marriage bill into law on Wednesday (May 22) to Taiwan’s gay rights pioneer Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), acc...

Taiwan President leaves energy problems for next generation: Nobel Prize laureate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is not paying enough attention to issues of energy and is leaving the problem for the next generation to solve, former Academia Sinica Preside...

Who says experienced incumbents should come first?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- How does the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have to select its presidential candidate, and when will the choice be made? Many people concerned about Taiwan cannot help but ...