Taiwan confirms China has not ended trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday (Sept. 16) that Beijing is not ending the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and all trade agreemen...

DPP legislator supports Taiwan opposition’s referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) said Monday (Sept. 14) that he will support the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) referendum on U.S. por...

New Power Party criticizes Taiwan's administration for suddenly lifting restrictions on US meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the government's recent announcement that it is opening Taiwan to U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and pork containing ractopamine, the New Powe...

KMT selects former Taiwan legislative speaker to head cross-strait forum delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has decided to send a delegation led by former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) to attend this year’s Straits Fo...

Taiwan opposition party denies declining to meet with US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang party (KMT), has reportedly declined to meet with officials from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) as the party agg...

Kuomintang launches referendum over US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Sunday (Sept. 6) announced that he has officially launched a referendum on the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine,...

Taiwan trade official says now best time to finalize FTA with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — John Deng (鄧振中), Cabinet minister without portfolio and chief negotiator of the Office of Trade Negotiations, stated on Friday (Sept. 5) that now is the best time to final...

US planning new economic dialogue with Taiwan after restrictions on American beef, pork lifted

[Last update: Sep. 4 2020] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan will enter a new stage of trade talks following the Taiwanese government’s decision to expand American beef and por...

Taiwan makes moves to bolster its military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been making moves to revamp its military in the face of increased military threats and posturing from China. Talking to the New York Times, Wang Ting-yu (王定宇...

Tsai administration to raise Taiwan's minimum wage to NT$24,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Aug. 25) announced that the minimum monthly wage will be raised at the start of next year and that a new minimum wage la...

Taiwanese vice president slams Ma Ying-jeou for latest remark on cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has called out former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on his recent controversial remarks about the incumbent government's cross-strait ...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party responds to former president's 'national security laws' remark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Sunday (Aug. 23) responded to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) allegation that the current administration is using natio...

Security cooperation, trade pact both priorities as Taiwan strengthens US ties: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing two U.S. think tanks in a videoconference on Wednesday evening (Aug. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) declared that security cooperation and the signing of a t...

KMT doubtful about Taiwan's relations with Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮 ) announced on Wednesday (July 1) that Taiwan and Somaliland will mutually set up representative offices, the Kuomintang (...

Somaliland to station representative in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Muse Bihi Abdi of the Republic of Somaliland will soon send a representative to Taipei to develop long-term relations with Taiwan, according to a Tuesday (June 3...