Taiwanese legislator withdraws proposal to remove mention of China unification from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ruling party legislator has withdrawn his proposal to remove the mention of unification with China as the only national aim from the “Act Governing Relations Betwe...

China official threatens worst-case scenario if Taiwan amends law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) warned Taiwan "not to underestimate the strong will and determination of China's 1.4 billion people...

Taiwanese legislators want to remove mention of unification with China from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A legislator closely associated with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) wants to remove the mention of unification with China as the country's sole national aim from the tex...

Taiwan premier says COVID-19 should be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When asked for his take on communist China's insistence on not using the place name "Wuhan" when describing the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞...

House of flying sofa chairs: Taiwan legislature sees second day of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For a second day in a row, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan was the scene of skirmishes between rival lawmakers over the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development ...

Southern Branch of NPM removes controversial zodiac heads

The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum finished removing the 12 Chinese zodiac heads, a gift from Chinese actor Jackie Chan, from the pedestals on the plaza in front of the entrance of the ...

Most Taiwan workers clueless about retirement needs: poll

Forty percent of employees in Taiwan who have a retirement plan would like to retire at the age of 58, but 90 percent have no idea how much money they would need for retirement, according to a recent ...

First 100 days| More than half approve of President Tsai: poll

After 100 days in office, President Tsai Ing-wen’s approval rating stands at 53 percent, while approval rating for Premier Lin Chuan came to 44.5 percent, with 45 percent disapproval, an opinion poll ...

Lawmaker introduces bill to scrap Special Investigation Division

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) A ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator said Wednesday that he has put forward a bill to dissolve the controversial Special Investigation Division (SID) under the ...

Over 80% of Taiwanese parents save for children's education

Taipei, July 5 (CNA) Taiwanese parents top the greater China region in terms of saving for their children's education, with 82 percent saying they save regularly, according to the results of the lat...

June PMI signals continued expansion in manufacturing: CIER

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Amid concerns that Taiwan's gross domestic product growth for 2016 might not surpass the 1 percent mark, the indicators of the overall economic condition for the manufacturing a...

ATM transactions in Taiwan reach NT$10.14 trillion

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) The number of transactions at bank ATMs around Taiwan set a record 824 million last year, with the total transaction amount reaching NT$10.14 trillion (US$304.61 billion), accord...

Chen’s motorcade sweeps the streets of Chiayi County

Democratic Progressive Party vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen called on the public to help stop vote-buying in the name of democracy, reports said Wednesday. Chen’s comments came during h...

Tsai urges KMT to crack down on vote-buying

Taiwan’s presidential front-runner Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Monday accused her opponent, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Eric Chu, of turning a blind ey...

Taiwan lagging behind other Asian Tigers in credit card spending

The annual credit card spending in Taiwan has passed the NT$2 trillion mark but the average annual spending per card is still lower than in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea, according to the Na...