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...

Taiwan Foreign Minister rejects ‘One Country, Two Systems’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China might think the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ formula is a sign of goodwill toward Taiwan, but opinion on the island would disagree, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳...

Taiwanese-born cadre says she's 'mentally prepared' to lose citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Before giving a speech in Beijing that has been widely panned by Taiwanese, a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre told Hong Kong media yesterday (March 14) that she was "mental...

MOI seeks to revoke Taiwanese-born cadre's citizenship after controversial speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced Monday (March 11) of a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre giving a controversial speech calling for adherence to the "one China" principle and expres...

American cosmetics company in hot water for excluding Taiwan from map of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- MAC Cosmetics, a New York retailer owned by Estee Lauder, has had to scramble to apologize to irate Chinese consumers after they discovered that Taiwan was excluded from a map ...

Taiwanese-born cadre gives cringe-worthy speech about 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a plenary meeting of the 2nd session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee, a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre gave a shrill speech calling for adherence to the "one C...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Prague Pirate Party Mayor to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The new mayor of the Czech capital Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, will visit Taiwan later this month to look at smart healthcare, transportation and energy on the island, reports said Sat...

China’s ridiculous propaganda is drawing global ridicule but Taiwan must look deeper too

So, the in no way ironically named People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have taken to the airways once more to tell the people of Taiwan what is best for them. In an interview that would be absolut...

Taiwan’s former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng announces presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced his presidential bid on March 7, calling for an end to confrontations between political parties in pursuit of new growt...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council slams China as 'extremely ridiculous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top government agency handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), slammed Beijing for being “extremely ridiculous and deceitful...

MAC: China should resolve its domestic issues before threatening Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office r...

Chinese general lists 10 'privileges' Taiwan will 'enjoy' under 'one country, two systems'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) propaganda radio program Voice of the Strait (海峡之声), a Chinese general listed 10 supposed "privil...

China's former TAO chief: Kuomintang misinterprets '1992 Consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China's former Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Deputy Director Wang Zaixu (王在希) said at a forum recently that the Kuomintang's long-established understanding of the 1992 Con...

Taiwan can fend off first wave of attack by China: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發) told legislators yesterday (Feb. 25) that Taiwan's military can fend off an attack by China, and the U.S. and Japan may come to...