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No Nukes Taiwan holds protest event at Liberty Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — No Nukes Taiwan launched a campaign to oppose nuclear power on Saturday (Nov. 27) and encourage people to vote “no” for each question in the four-in-one refere...

Taiwan closely monitors US plans for Indo-Pacific economic structure outside CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan said Thursday (Nov. 25) it was closely monitoring plans by the United States to create a new Indo-Pacific economic and trade framework after the North American coun...

US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to avoid topic of pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), which will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 23), will not cover issues related to American pork imports ...

Supply chains to feature in US-Taiwan trade talks: Economics minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), set to begin on Tuesday (Nov. 23), will focus on supply chains and not pork imports, according to T...

Taiwan releases video asking new immigrants to vote in referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's electoral authority has released a video with subtitles in six languages encouraging naturalized Taiwanese citizens to cast their ballots in the four refe...

Taiwan president 'unafraid' of going through with upcoming 4-in-1 referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is also the chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said on Sunday (Nov. 13) that the party is not afraid of going thr...

Taiwan referendums in 2021 to see nearly 20 million eligible voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 20 million Taiwanese are eligible to vote in the four referendums scheduled for Dec. 18, surpassing the number eligible in the 2020 presidential election. The Ce...

President urges Taiwanese not to let political affiliation affect referendum vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (Oct. 30) said that the upcoming four-in-one referendum is not a matter of winning or losing but rather one whose results will det...

Poll predicts Taiwan government defeat in four December referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four referendums planned for December are likely to turn out in defeats for the government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), according to an opinion poll published Tuesday ...

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' discusses Taiwan's political complexities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was the focus of the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," which aired Sunday (Oct. 24). Oliver said Taiwan’s relations with Ch...

Premier pledges Taiwan will not import irradiated food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) confirmed on Tuesday (Oct. 12) that Taiwan will not import any irradiated food. Su delivered a policy address at the Legislative Yuan, duri...

Taiwan premier says KMT chairman hypocritical on relations with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Sept. 28) said KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) is being hypocritical by claiming to be eager to maintain a close friendship wit...

Taiwan's DPP assures public US pork imports safe for consumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said on Saturday (Aug. 28) that Taiwan’s food safety has not been impacted by American pork imports that began on January 1, 2...

New Taipei City mayor prays for COVID-19 to stay away with Kuai Kuai snacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the New Taipei City Government’s Ghost Festival prayer ceremony on Wednesday (Aug. 18), Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) wrote phrases such as “Delta, be good and sta...

Top Asian News 8:14 a.m. GMT

Asia Today: Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel TOKYO (AP) — The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said ...