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US congressmen introduce bill to end 'one-China' policy, normalize ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American congressmen Tom Tiffany (R-WI) and Scott Perry (R-PA) on Monday (March 1) announced that they had introduced a bill calling on the U.S. to put an end to the "...

Co-organizer pulls out of 228 commemorative event over KMT invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the co-organizers of this year’s 228 Massacre commemoration event in Taipei has withdrawn after learning that former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the Kuomi...

Snow on Taiwan’s tallest peak visible from afar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just days after residents of Taiwan’s cities rushed to the mountains to witness snowfall, clear and sunny skies on Wednesday (Jan. 13) allowed people in Chiayi City ...

Rising anti-Semitism in Hungary worries Jewish groups

Jewish groups in Hungary and abroad condemned a recent op-ed in the Hungarian online media outlet Origo, in which a government-appointed cultural commissioner compares George Soros to Hitler. Szilard...

Remembrance of democracy movements past in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition highlighting the role of the international groups and individuals who promoted the cause of democracy in Taiwan opened this week at the the Jing-Mei White Te...

Taiwanese talent wins 2 Asian Film Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Samantha Ko (柯淑勤) won the award for best supporting actress with her performance in “A Sun” and Tomi Kuo (郭聰憲) received the prize for best new d...

Taiwan has removed nearly 70% of its Chiang Kai-shek statues, authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transitional Justice Commission chairperson Yang Tsui (楊翠) stated on Monday (Oct. 26) that the government has already eliminated nearly 70 percent of Chiang Kai-Shek statu...

Taiwan, US pay tribute to island's leader, 'Mr. Democracy'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-h...

Hong Kong protesters adapt signs, slogans to skirt new law

HONG KONG (AP) — It was one of the first protests in Hong Kong after a feared national security law came into effect. Among a dozen or so lunchtime demonstrators at a luxury mall in...

National Taiwan University starts work on memorial for murdered activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work started on the Dr. Chen Wen-chen Incident Memorial Square (陳文成事件紀念廣場) on the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU) Thursday (July 16) following a long campaign t...

Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view a...

Joshua Wong compares Hong Kong’s situation to Taiwan's ‘White Terror

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong student activist and former secretary-general of the pro-democracy party Demosistō, Joshua Wong (黃之鋒), on Sunday (July 5) compared the special administrative reg...

Hongkongers use creativity against new security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to counter Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, residents of the region have developed creative ways to express dissent without risking arr...

Vice president attends Taiwan independence supporter's memorial event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President William Lai (賴清德) on Thursday (July 2) attended a memorial event for Taiwan independence supporter Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) and suggested the nation's misfor...

Two questions you should ask before discussing Taiwan-China relations

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...