Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praises pension reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday appeared in a video praising the recent completion of unfair-pension reforms, adding now was the time to stand together and support the ...

There should be no regrets about reforms: Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ten years from now, there will be no regrets about the government having started the country’s transformation early, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday as sh...

63 people arrested in protest against unfair pension reform 

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Police arrested 63 people in Taipei on Wednesday for disorderly conduct during a protest against the government's planned unfair military pension reform. The protesters f...

Three protesters indicted for disrupting Taipei Universiade opening ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three protesters who disrupted the opening of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade last August were charged Thursday with battery and obstruction of justice for attacking th...

Taiwan president promises even faster reforms under Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday that the new Cabinet headed by Premier William Lai (賴清德) would implement reforms even faster than its predecessor. Tsai on T...

Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opens with dazzling spectacle and political strife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opened in the Taiwanese capital Saturday to the sounds and hues of indigenous music, colorful dancing but also political disruption. ...

Protesters block entrance of athletes to Taipei Universiade opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Protesters disrupted the opening of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Saturday evening, preventing most of the 7,700 athletes from walking into the stadium behind the fla...

Taiwan Legislature approves government infrastructure plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Wednesday approved the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) after both sides made some concessions. ...

Editorial: Reform of unfair pensions will give the government courage

When the Legislative Yuan goes racing against the clock, the results usually do not appear until the middle of the night. This time, it was different. Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) banged...

Pension system safe until 2050: Taiwan official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thanks to the reforms passed by the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, the country’s pension system will not be threatened by bankruptcy until 2050, a government official sai...

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan completes reform of unfair pensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan passed a package of unfair-pension reforms Tuesday, including the phasing out of the widely criticized 18-percent preferential interest rate for retir...

Taiwan lawmakers do away with 18-percent rate for retired civil servants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-criticized 18-percent preferential deposit interest rate on savings for retired civil servants will be phased out after two years, according to a ruling party propo...

Taiwan ex-Vice President Wu Den-yih elected KMT leader in first round

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) emerged as the undisputed winner in the race for Kuomintang (國民黨) chairman Saturday, receiving more votes than his five rivals combi...

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after Year One

May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning from the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversa...

Taiwan president promises more reform on eve of anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised more reform ahead in comments on the eve of the anniversary of her inauguration as Taiwan’s first-ever woman president. She ...