Taiwan's ruling party keeps public in suspense over vice presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the 2020 presidential election in Taiwan less than four months away, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) and incumbent Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) have emerged as po...

President Tsai reaffirms commitment to Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 19 that the government is committed to developing Taiwan’s semiconductor industry to ensure the country remains one of the top investment destinations for high-...

Taiwan FM asked to stay on after offering to resign over diplomatic setback

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has asked Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) to remain in his post after he tendered his resignation to shoulder political responsibility for the termination of d...

President Tsai joins groundbreaking ceremony for Taiwan's Taoyuan MRT tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Sept. 20) presided over a ceremony marking the groundbreaking of an underground tunnel that will be part of the Taoyuan Mass Rapid ...

Breaking News: Kiribati switches recognition to China, Taiwan loses second Pacific ally in one week

[Last update at 17:00 p.m. Sept. 20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has lost its second Pacific ally in a single week as Kiribati moves to switch recognition to China, leaving the island natio...

Kiribati cuts ties with Taiwan, presaging switch to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Pacific island nation of Kiribati severed ties with Taiwan on Friday, the second such loss for diplomatically isolated Taiwan in less than a week. Taiwan's ...

Annual gay pride parade set for Oct. 26 in Taipei

Taiwan's first edition of the annual gay pride parade since it legalized same-sex marriage will be held in Taipei on Oct. 26, the organizer said Thursday. This year, the route of the parade wil...

Taiwan president vows to work with industry leaders to promote semiconductors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with representatives of domestic and overseas semiconductor enterprises on Thursday (Sept. 19), pledging to continue working with the priv...

Taiwan president pulls even further ahead of Han in latest poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has continued to pull ahead of itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), according to the...

Oxford scholar publishes response paper to Taiwan president's LSE dissertation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As doubters continue to come out of the woodwork demanding proof of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Ph.D. dissert...

Former Taiwan VP calls on Tsai to show LSE diploma 'for everyone to smell'

TAIWAN News — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), who has declared her bid for the Taiwanese presidency, is the latest public figure to demand that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) present evide...

NPP to nominate candidate for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s presidential race heats up, the New Power Party (NPP) aims to call on party legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) to run for president, according to a SETN.co...

Taiwan presidential race shifts to sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Foxconn founder Terry Gou dropped out of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race, the Wall Street Journal reported the focus of the race will shift from trade and inve...

Former vice president warned against political manipulation in presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The leader of Taiwan’s ruling party warned former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) against being manipulated by a single party after she announced her presidential bi...

President Tsai meets with local Muslims, touts Taiwan’s Muslim-friendly environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) invited Taiwanese Muslims to work with the government on fostering ties between the island and the Islamic world on Wednesday (Sept. 18). T...