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President Tsai embraces nuanced view of former Taiwan dictator

On Friday (Jan. 21), the Transitional Justice Commission issued a statement slamming the Taipei City Government for building and opening the Ching-kuo Chi-hai Cultural Park in conjunction with the Chi...

Han Kuo-yu is back and KMT power players need to take notice

On Jan. 2, ex-Kaohsiung mayor and former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book release rally in Taipei’s Daan Park that reportedly attracted over 10,000 ard...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 2-8

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 2-8: Jan. 2: TV host Jack Hanna (“Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild”) is 74. Actor Wendy Phillips (“I Am Sam”) is 70. Actor Cynthia Sikes (“St. Else...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2021. There are 18 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 13,...

Tanks against Solidarity

This Monday (Dec. 13), marks 40 years since martial law was imposed in Poland by the then-ruling communist regime. There was a loud pounding on doors, sometimes forced entry, threats, and violence....

Audrey Tang shares Taiwan's digital democracy successes at US summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) encouraged other nations to consider Taiwan's example of open digital development and privacy safeguards on the second day ...

Rights group says Myanmar forces purposely killed protesters

BANGKOK (AP) — The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city on March 14 this year was planned and premeditated, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, a rights watchdog sa...

Taiwan to start human rights fund with ill-gotten KMT assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is said to have approved the establishment of a fund to help the victims of political persecution during the martial law period and promote social justice, wit...

Chase joins wide Virginia GOP field challenging Spanberger

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A firebrand state senator with a long history of clashing with fellow Republicans and others across the political spectrum has joined the crowded GOP field seeking to unseat Rep. ...

Filipino martial law victims challenge Marcos' election bid

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino activists who were jailed, abused and tortured during late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' martial law asked the Commission on Elections Wednesday to disqualify his son ...

Philippine leader runs for senate, after vow to retire

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday filed his candidacy for a senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back on his vow that he would retire from politics when his term ends and p...

Philippine leader runs for senate, after vow to retire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday filed his candidacy for a senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back on his vow that he would retire from politics whe...

Duterte's daughter to run for VP with ex-dictator's son

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter on Saturday registered her candidacy for vice president in next year’s elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdin...

Border crisis: Baltics and Poland blame Belarus

Reports from the border between Poland and Belarus are becoming more and more tragic. On Saturday, Polish TV station TVN reported that the body of a young Syrian man aged about 20 had been found in th...

Taiwan's former envoy to Thailand mourned by political leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Ying-yuan (李應元), Taiwan's former representative to Thailand, passed away on Thursday evening (Nov. 11) after his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, media rep...