New cabinet takes office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) was sworn in Monday as the new premier for the Tsai administration, four days after former Premier William Lai (賴清德) confirmed his resi...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Now is Taiwan’s most crucial point: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that now is the most crucial point for Taiwan, noting cross-strait tensions and concerns surrounding African swine fever, during a...

'Taiwan definitely not part of China,' TECO envoy to Manila responds to 'unhinged' columnist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 12, Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines, Michael Peiyung Hsu (徐佩勇), had to set the record straight and defend Taiwan’s sovereignty in the pages ...

Taiwan foreign, defense and China ministers to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發), Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) and Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) ...

New Taiwan premier to keep old economics team: senior political source

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's new premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), will be keeping on the economics and finance team from the previous Cabinet, but will make changes in other ministries and departments, ...

Former Taichung mayor to take over as Taiwan's minister of transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday he had accepted an offer to serve as the new minister of transportation and communications in the new Cabinet expected to b...

Taiwan culture minister wants to leave government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the Cabinet of Premier William Lai (賴清德) resigned Friday, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said on Facebook she wanted to leave government as her mission had been accomp...

Taiwan names Su Tseng-chang as new premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following Premier William Lai's (賴清德) announcement of a cabinet reshuffle, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) officially introduced former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), as ...

Taipei Jewish Center responds to controversy over Nazi flags in betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the controversy over photos posted of Nazi flags hung in a betel nut shop in Taipei City, The Chabad Taipei Jewish Center today issued a statement calling for th...

Taiwan leader appoints new premier following election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has appointed a close political ally as premier during a Cabinet reshuffle following the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's heavy losses in lo...

Taiwan Premier says Cabinet will resign on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As long predicted, Premier William Lai (賴清德) announced he and his Cabinet would officially resign on Friday, following Thursday’s passage of the central government budget ...

Taiwan’s overseas representative offices change Facebook covers in sign of unity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of Taiwan’s representative offices in foreign countries are found to have added the Chinese text to their Facebook page cover photos –"勇敢自信 世界同行&...

New Taiwan DPP chairman says party must start from scratch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Executive Yuan secretary-general Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) assumed his tenure as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman today (Jan. 9), saying the party must star...

Taiwanese strongly reject 'one country, two systems,' increasingly skeptical of '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A public survey of people in Taiwan following the threatening remarks of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and President Tsai Ing-wen’s swift rebuttal, shows that support f...