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Retired Taiwanese general says China has right to patrol 'its territory' in Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators on Monday (Nov. 8) called on the government to weigh discontinuing pension payments to a former Taiwanese general after he t...

Beijing pressures Taiwan media deemed anti-China: US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A newly released report by the U.S. State Department alleges that Beijing seeks to influence news reports about China by pressuring advertisers and the parent companies of...

Attorney criticizes 'excessively light sentence' for retired Taiwanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent attorney on Wednesday (Jan. 13) chastised the high court for reducing the sentence of a retired general who received illegal political donations from a Chinese...

90% of Taiwanese oppose Chinese military threats: MAC poll

More than 90 percent of Taiwanese oppose China's military threats against the country while nearly 80 percent believe maintaining cross-strait peace is the responsibility of both sides, according ...

SKorea military detects unidentified person at NKorea border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops were engaged in an operation near the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Wednesday after detecting “unidentified personnel” there, the South’s m...

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...

Interior Ministry proposes sweeping changes to election laws

Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior on Thursday proposed wide-ranging changes to the nation's election laws, with provisions aimed at stamping out disinformation and foreign political interferen...

U.S. to put personnel cap on CCP-controlled media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday (March 3) that the government would put a personnel cap on Chinese Communist Party-controlled media organizations ...

Five Chinese media outlets named 'foreign missions' by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department listed five U.S.-based Chinese media outlets as "foreign missions" on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as part of its counteractions against China'...

Taiwan government to explain Anti-Infiltration Act to investors in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will hold a special information meeting after the Lunar New Year to explain the new Anti-Infiltration Act to Taiwanese investors in China, Straits Exchange ...

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...

Former NATO chief praises Taiwan’s handling of fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is a positive example of how to deal with external fake news trying to influence domestic politics, former Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary Ge...

Legislation intended to curb Chinese infiltration signed into law by Taiwan's president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Jan. 15), the Anti-infiltration Act was signed into the law by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who stressed that the legislation would not curb regular exchang...

Taiwan’s Anti-Infiltration Act to take effect Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Anti-Infiltration Act will start to take effect on Wednesday (Jan. 15) to stymie malicious interference by foreign powers in Taiwan's elections, according to the P...

Democracy prevails in Taiwan

After a year of extensive and grueling political contention, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won the presidency for a second term, garnering 57.1 percent of the vote, while ...