KMT candidate loses case against Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Friday (May 10) rejected Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung’s (丁守中) case to have the result of last November’s Taipei City...

When did the DPP become the Tsai Ing-wen party?

At a recent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Central Standing Committee meeting, supporters of the sitting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) slammed the party's Secretary-General Lo Wen-jia (羅...

Is it time for President Tsai to stand aside?

With decision-time edging ever closer for both the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT), the question of who the two parties will nominate as their presidential candidates is on eve...

William Lai insists DPP primary not for self, but for party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After confirming his participation in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election to take on the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and facing relentless critic...

Delaying the DPP primaries only damages the party and both its candidates

The decision by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to postpone the party’s presidential primaries by at least a month and probably more is the political equivalent of shooting itself in the ...

Taiwan’s democracy demands Lai gets a fair run at the DPP nomination

The 2020 elections are already shaping up to be the most important in Taiwan’s short democratic history. With nine months still remaining until polling day, much of the discussion at the mome...

Breaking News: William Lai officially registers bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai has officially registered to run for president in 2020. Lai marked his intention to register this morning (Monday, March 18) when an associat...

Former premier William Lai makes bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai (賴清德) launches his campaign to become the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate today (Monday, March 18). The DPP op...

Taiwan's former premier: by-election losses for the DPP could mean win for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai (賴清德) called Chinese president Xi Jinping “unscrupulous” at a press conference Saturday, and said Democratic Progressive Party losse...

President Tsai’s appointing Yeh as Taiwan national security figure signals dramatic change of attitude

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The appointment of Yeh Kuo-hsing (葉國興) as deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC) on Feb. 22 may indicate a change of attitude and strategic shift ...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power stations by 1 percent annually in the coming two years, but will proceed with its plan to abolish nuclear power by...

Mayor of Kaohsiung to speak at Harvard University this spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), will reportedly be giving a speech at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies in April or May. The mayo...

Taiwan MoST celebrates achievement of Social Change Survey at press conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology held a press conference Tuesday to expound the achievements of the Taiwan Social Change Survey; one of the largest social...