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Taiwanese film screened at Australian LGBT film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese film "Who’ll Stop the Rain" was screened at the 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF) in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 15), per the Ministry of Culture...

Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film

TAIPEI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying to win an Oscar this year, with its director hoping the...

Polls open in Taiwan's critical elections watched closely by China

Polls opened on Saturday in Taiwan's presidential and parliamentary elections which China has framed as a choice between war and peace and are happening as Beijing ramps up pressure to get the isl...

Congressional resolution lauds Taiwan's commitment to democracy on election eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several U.S. representatives and senators supported a bipartisan resolution on Wednesday (Jan. 10) praising Taiwan’s democracy and pledging to be committed to bilate...

US media reports on changes in Taiwanese identity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leading U.S. media outlets, National Public Radio (NPR) and National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), have released news reports on changes in Taiwanese identity, per SETN....

Taiwan declassifies secret government files

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Secret government documents will no longer remain classified forever, the Ministry of Justice said Thursday (Dec. 28). President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promulgated the nece...

President reflects on Taiwan's transitional justice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transitional justice paves the way for the country to move towards a fairer and free human rights-based society, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said during an...

Taiwan legislative speaker meets with new Japan representative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) lauded Taipei-Tokyo ties during a meeting with Japan’s new representative to Taiwan Katayama Kazuyuki on Thursday (Nov. 30). ...

Poland: Is Mateusz Morawiecki's new government doomed to failure?

The new speaker of the Polish parliament, Szymon Holownia, certainly did not mince his words. On Tuesday, just a day after Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's new cabinet was sworn in, he said &qu...

A closer look at DPP's new VP candidate Hsiao Bi-khim in upcoming Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has been the center of media attention after being tapped as a running mate for Democratic Progressive Party (...

Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy says time not right for elections

With some Western officials calling for Ukraine to hold wartime elections, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed the idea, calling it "irresponsible." In his nightly address...

Ukraine's Zelenskiy dismisses talk of wartime election as irresponsible

KYIV, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dismissed as irresponsible any notion of holding an election in wartime as talks have heated up recently whether Kyiv should be voting w...

Paddlers protest ocean access restrictions in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100 stand up paddle boarders gathered at Keelung's Dawulun Beach on Saturday (Nov. 4) to protest restrictions on how far beachgoers are allowed to venture into ...

Taiwan mulls declassifying secret documents after 30 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet will discuss the possibility of declassifying secret government documents after 30 years, reports said Wednesday (Oct. 18). The change was motivated by the ...

US Human Rights Foundation CEO visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thor Halvorssen, founder and CEO of the U.S.-based Human Rights Foundation, arrived in Taiwan and was met by a delegation of government officials on Tuesday (Oct. 16), whi...