First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

Hong Kong protests biggest influence on Taiwan elections: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The months of protests in Hong Kong against the extradition bill and against China were the main influence on Taiwan’s Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections...

KMT member begs contentious pro-China legislator to quit amid reform crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) clamor for party reform in the wake of its rout in the general elections, one member singled out a highly contentious figure...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

Ex-defense minister of Taiwan says Beijing approached him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues to grapple with alleged Chinese interference in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, former Taiwanese Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) reve...

Party chairs in war of words over nominee lists for Taiwan's legislative elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) has entered a war of words on social media with his Kuomintang (KMT) counterpart Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) over the l...

Taiwan KMT vice chairman blasts party leader over legislator-at-large selection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party on Friday (Nov. 15) lashed out against Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) for taking up a slot on the part...

Pro-unification politician drops out of KMT legislator-at-large selection process amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) has announced he will pull out of the Kuomintang (KMT) party’s legislator-at-large candidate selection process, as the oppos...

DPP announces legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has finally nailed down its slate of nominees for legislator-at-large seats in the Jan. 11 elections amid a politica...

Taiwan's KMT slammed for naming pro-unification ex-lawmaker on legislator-at-large list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has decided its list of at-large legislative candidates but has drawn the ire of its fellow members for nominating the pro-unification form...

9 retired Taiwanese generals skip Communist China anniversary fearing NT$10 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine retired Taiwanese generals reportedly skipped the celebrations for Communist China's 70th anniversary in Beijing on Tuesday (Oct. 1) because they feared having to...

Taiwan cabinet shelves military pension reform bill

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Cabinet has decided to postpone its processing of a military pension reform bill, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Tuesday in the wake of an incident at a public protest that ...

Protester injured in fight against military pension reform

Taipei, Feb. 27 -- A retired colonel was seriously injured when he fell while climbing a legislative building early Tuesday morning in a protest against the government's plan to cut pensions for r...

Improper for Navy sailors to kneel to dead fisherman: retired brass

Two retired military generals have said that the Navy should not have agreed to the demand of the victim's family that the sailors involved in a fatal missile fiasco crawl on their knees as they ente...