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Taiwan legislative speaker holds meeting with AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan Director Sandra Oudkirk met with Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Feb. 16). Accompanied by Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny...

Implications and politics behind Taiwan's new legislative speaker

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — At the first session of the newly-elected legislature, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker, or more form...

You Si-kun bows out after losing Taiwan legislative speakership race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator You Si-kun (游錫堃) announced his resignation on Thursday (Feb. 1) after failing to win reelection as legislative speaker. Yo...

Taiwan legislator's vote for speaker disqualified over ink smudge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Legislator Chen Gau-tzu (陳昭姿) issued an apology after her vote for Legislative Yuan speaker was invalidated due to an ink smudge she left ...

Han Kuo-yu elected Taiwan's Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker of the Legislative Yuan on Thursday (Feb. 1). The 11th Legislat...

TPP will vote for own Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) has decided not to directly back either of Taiwan’s two major party picks for Legislative Yuan speaker and instead nominated it...

Taiwan People's Party in catbird seat in speaker race

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 1 the newly elected legislature will convene and vote on who will be the speaker, whose official title is confusingly president of the Legislative Yuan, as well ...

Taiwan's legislative speaker says congressional exchanges have broken China's 'diplomatic blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Taiwan has broken China's "diplomatic blockade" because of congressional exchanges. In an interview with Nikkei ...

Ko meets Taiwan People's Party lawmakers ahead of legislative leadership vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) held a closed-door meeting on Friday (Jan. 25) with the eight TPP legislators who will determine the balance of pow...

KMT settles on leadership picks for Taiwan legislature after brief challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) said “everyone supports” the nomination of Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) to lead Taiwan's legislature on M...

Lithuania parliament delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from Lithuania’s parliament will visit Taiwan from Sunday (Jan. 21) to Friday (Jan. 26). Head of the Lithuanian Parliamentary Group for Relations wit...

Taiwan legislative speaker shows support for parliamentary diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Saturday (Jan. 20) expressed confidence that Taiwan’s parliamentary diplomacy would continue despite Chinese Communist Party ...

Taiwan political parties talk selection of next President of Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) indicated support for the reelection of Taiwan’s current President of the Legislative Yuan You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Mond...

Taiwan legislative speaker grateful for Czech support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Yuan Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) thanked the Czech Republic for continuously supporting Taiwan in a meeting with Czech Senate Foreign Affairs, Defense and Securit...

Czech Senator Pavel Fischer awarded Taiwan's Friendship Medal of Diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senate Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Committee Chair Pavel Fischer was awarded the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesda...