Exiled Chinese dissident departs for Canada from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exiled Chinese dissident, Liu Hsing-lien (劉興聯), has reportedly left for Canada after staying in Taiwan more than 290 days. Tseng Chien-yuan (曾建元), president of the n...

Taiwan News interviews outgoing Israeli envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Israeli envoy to Taiwan, Asher Yarden, has been serving as the chief of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office (ISECO) in Taipei since summer of 2015. After four years of ...

With Taiwan's presidential candidates set, poll gives Tsai the edge

Taipei (CNA)-- The first poll taken after the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as its presidential candidate has shown him clearly trailing President Tsai Ing-wen...

Taiwan media conglomerate receives orders from Chinese authorities: report

[Updated with a statement from the China Times and CTI at 22:00 on July 17] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-based media conglomerate, Want Want China Times Group, reportedly follows direct in...

Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation chair rebukes chief of China's cross-strait association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday (July 16), the chief of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s...

Taiwan's democracy deserves US's support: Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On July 12, Michael Abramowitz, president of Freedom House, lauded Taiwan’s democracy as a model for East Asia that deserves the U.S.’s support. Taiwan&rsqu...

Former Sunflower Movement activists join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move intended to garner young voters’ support in the presidential election in 2020, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed the student leader of...

China's upcoming PLA drill a routine exercise: Taiwan MND

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) downplayed on Sunday an upcoming Chinese military exercise near Taiwan amid speculation it is meant to send a message after the United States rec...

China holding military exercises 'along SE coast' after US approves arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just after 8:00 a.m. Sunday (July 14), China’s Ministry of National Defense announced that the People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) would be conducting military ...

Chinese family seeks Taiwan visa extension to pursue U.S. asylum

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Six members of a family from Sichuan Province, southwest China, that flew to Taiwan last week after their church was reportedly shut down by the government, has asked for an exte...

US State Department responds to China regarding Taiwan arms deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has responded to China’s complaints about Taiwan’s historic purchase of U.S. military equipment, reaffirming the deal’s legality and...

Taiwan, Philippines discuss cooperation in higher education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan and the Philippines seek to collaborate on higher education and promote student exchanges between the two countries. Nearly 150 education officials, and principals an...

Pro-China bodybuilder who challenged Taiwanese YouTuber to fight a no-show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pro-China Taiwanese bodybuilder challenged popular and brawny Taiwanese vlogger Holger Chen (陳之漢) to a fight on Friday (July 5) over his cross-strait comments, only to skip o...

Retired military personnel who kowtow to China should be punished: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Friday that retired high-ranking military personnel who grovel to the Chinese authorities should face severe punishment. The presid...

Tsai lauds Taiwan’s democracy despite Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Thursday (July 4) that Beijing’s saber-rattling will not curb Taiwan’s democracy and national sovereignty. Tsai had giv...