Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday (Aug. 3) met with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who presented her with a special award. At a...

Taiwan literature faces different publishing climates in Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -As Taiwan literature is expanding across the world, industry stakeholders have found the publishing market between countries in Europe extremely diversified despite their geograp...

Exhibition highlights Taiwan literature's international reach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) on Friday (July 22) exhibited recent projects in publishing Taiwanese literary works internationally, with thirteen books l...

New York attorney set to run in Taipei mayoral race as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) announced her Taipei mayoral bid on Friday (July 1) as an independent candidate, unveiling at the same time a p...

Hong Kong and Taiwan, so similar yet so different

Twenty-five years ago, Hong Kong reverted to China on July 1, while Friday also represents the halfway mark of the territory's agreed implementation of a "one country, two systems" polit...

Taiwan's political parties accused of 'backsliding,' bypassing primaries for local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The trend of bypassing party primaries for local elections is undermining democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Monday (June 27). Taiwanese Public Opinion F...

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through the...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House, China 81st

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

Taiwan rated No. 1 'full democracy' in Asia, 8th in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ranked as the top "fully democratic" country in Asia and No. 8 in the world, according to the annual Democracy Index published by The Economist Intelli...

Why Taiwanese democracy needs strong opposition

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) is in a very bad place at the moment. It all looked so rosy just a few years ago. Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) swept to office in the DPP stronghold of Kaoh...

'WTF, dude': MEP slams Lithuanian president's regrets over Taiwan office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ausra Maldeikiene excoriated Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda for publicly expressing regret over his country allowing Taiwan t...

Pollster thinks political imbalance threatens Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The disappearance of a powerful opposition to form a balance against the government is the most important threat to democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Thurs...

China's dictatorship lectures Taiwan on democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) was incredulous on Thursday (Dec.15) after the communist regime in Beijing lectured Taiwan on democracy and refere...

Taiwan rated only country in Asia with open civic space for 3rd straight year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the third in a row, Taiwan is the only country in Asia with an open civic space, while Singapore has been downgraded, according to a report by human rights organizatio...

US invites Taiwan to democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. revealed on Tuesday (Nov. 23) that Taiwan is on its list of invitees to a democracy summit slated for December. The U.S. State Department released a list of 11...