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...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival preparation plan delivered to Executive Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) delivered its report for the preparation and planning of this year’s lantern festival to the Executive Yuan today ...

Tsai plans NT$40 billion in bonuses for 3 million Taiwanese who earn less than N$30K

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Because tax revenues have exceeded expectations, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is calling for NT$40 billion in bonuses for low-income earners, with an estimated 3 m...

Former Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said to lead cabinet amid reshuffle rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As rumors of cabinet reshuffle continue to swirl, Taiwanese media reported it will take place on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the soonest, with the former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) ...

Taiwan's DPP votes for new party chairperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went to the polls on Jan. 6 to elect a new chairperson, reported CNA. The by-election, which is expected to...

DPP senior voices urge Taiwan's President Tsai not to seek re-election in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Democratic Progressive Party leaders and one Nobel laureate addressed a public letter to President Tsai Ing-Wen on Jan. 3 urging her not to seek re-election in the 2...

Former Taiwan premier Yu Shyi-kun urges William Lai to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) publicly appealed for William Lai (賴清德) to stay on as premier today (Jan. 2). Yu commented that switching premiers a month after the el...

Taiwan premier names African swine fever as priority for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - At his year-end news conference, Premier William Lai (賴清德) identified African swine fever and the economy as the government’s priorities for 2019. Taiwan has been on hi...

Kaohsiung, Pingtung to lose seats, Tainan, Hsinchu to gain seats in 2020 Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaker of the Executive Yuan Kolas Yukata announced today that Premier William Lai (賴清德) and Legislative Yuan president Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) reached an agreement over elec...