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Taiwan pollster dismisses survey claiming majority support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, discussions of the consensus on Taiwan's status quo have surfaced, with pollster You Ying-lung (游盈隆) saying different m...

War in Ukraine: Will it bring Sweden and Finland closer to joining NATO?

Skepticism over the value of joining NATO is waning fast in both countries as a result of Russian President Vladimir Putin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. A recent opinion poll taken in Sweden ...

Philippines marks Marcos overthrow as son homes in on presidency

Thousands of Filipinos gathered on Friday to mark the anniversary of a "People Power" uprising against late dictator Ferdinand Marcos - with a new Marcos era potentially just 10 weeks away. ...

63% of Taiwanese do not believe Chinese will attack if Russia invades Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 22) found that 63% of Taiwanese believe aggressive action by Russia against Ukraine will not lead China to attack Taiwan. The ...

Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part III, leading the DPP into the sun

As the final election results came in, the newly elected president must have been feeling elated, having won a landslide victory and led the electoral slate to an overwhelming majority in the legislat...

Taiwanese support for Fukushima food imports up more than 10%: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between September 2020 and January 2022, Taiwanese support for food imports from Fukushima has increased by 10.5%, while opposition has dropped by 10.9%, the Taiwanese Pub...

75.9% of Japanese feel 'close' to Taiwan in 2021 survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2021 “Awareness Survey Report on Taiwan,” 75.9% of Japanese surveyed said they felt “close” to Taiwan, while 64.8% believed Taiwan to be &ld...

UK's Johnson defies calls to quit as ouster bid gathers pace

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defied calls to resign in a feisty performance Wednesday in Parliament — but it may be too little to prevent a push by his Conservative Party's lawma...

UK's Johnson, and his foes, await key 'partygate' report

LONDON (AP) — As he fights for his career, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has one constant refrain: Wait for Sue Gray. Gray is a senior but previously obscure civil servant who...

Poll: 60% of Taiwanese expect US military to fight for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 60% of Taiwanese were not worried about a Chinese attack and a similar number expected the United States military to rush to Taiwan’s rescue, according to the ...

Hou Yu-ih's manifesto for future of Taiwan politics

In recent years, the Kuomintang (KMT) has shifted to overheated accusations like accusing the Tsai administration of being “a dictatorship” that is imposing a “green terror.” ...

Support for Taiwan’s DPP rises after defeat of 4 referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public support for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) surged after the defeat of four referendums on Dec. 18, according to t...

Up to 78% of Taiwanese hope to travel overseas in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 78% of Taiwanese hope to travel overseas at least once next year, according to an opinion poll published by Lion Travel Thursday (Dec. 16). The travel agency also...

South Korea: Will dog meat restaurants become a thing of the past?

The South Korean government on Thursday is opening discussions on legislation that would outlaw the consumption of dog meat, a move that has delighted animal rights activists and pet owners. Traditio...

Taiwan poll finds 85% support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 84.9% of Taiwanese want the country’s present status to remain largely unchanged, while 85.5% oppose China’s “one country, two systems” ...