WHO criticized for praising China despite country's slow response to viral outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic spirals increasingly out of control, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues praising China despite its slow response t...

UK magazine evokes controversy by linking China flag with coronavirus on cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese netizens are enraged by the cover of the latest issue of the U.K. weekly magazine The Economist, which depicts the earth wearing a mask made from China's natio...

Taipei mayor dismisses US researcher's comments as 'bizarre'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has shot down American think tank researcher Bonnie Glaser after she characterized him as a pro-China politician that Beijing would work with ...

KMT member begs contentious pro-China legislator to quit amid reform crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) clamor for party reform in the wake of its rout in the general elections, one member singled out a highly contentious figure...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

Democracy prevails in Taiwan

After a year of extensive and grueling political contention, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won the presidency for a second term, garnering 57.1 percent of the vote, while ...

China says world should stick to 'One China' after Tsai win

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday that the world should abide by the idea that there is only one China, ruled by the Communist Party, after Taiwan reelected its democratic leader. “We...

The 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Laowai's Perspective

As a foreigner living in Taiwan, I cannot vote, but I have lived 11 years of my life here and it is hard to escape having a personal perspective on domestic politics. The Best KMT Candidate? It...

Taiwan votes with future of its democracy on the line

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The future of Taiwan’s democracy is on the line as the self-ruled island’s 19 million voters decide on whether to give independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen a second term. ...

China threat looms over presidential election in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Further deadlock and heightened pressure from China is the likely outcome if Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen wins a second term this weekend, as is...

If you care about Taiwan’s future, you must vote

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s decision time! After months of campaigning, claims, and counter-claims, the Taiwanese people will, at last, get the opportunity to determine who will be t...

KMT candidates accuse Taiwan president of 'bootlicking Communist China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Cheng Cheng-chien (鄭正鈐), KMT Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強), and New Party Taipei City Councilor Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) on W...

‘One country, two systems’ not likely to prevail in Taiwan post-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The “one country, two systems” formula touted by Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) will never prevail in Taiwan, whoever wins the presidential election on Saturd...

Video shows China unification supporters assault Taiwanese actor for flipping them off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions heat up before Saturday's election (Jan. 11), videos have surfaced showing pro-China unification supporters assaulting a Taiwanese actor. Multiple video...

Pro-China Master Chain quits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based media outlet Master Chain, which stands accused of being a Beijing lackey, has decided to abandon the local market following the passage of the contentious An...