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...

Taiwan President thankful for completion of military pension reform

President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday apologized for the impact of the newly-adopted pension system on military veterans and thanked them for understanding the urgent need for reform. Tsai held a...

Retired colonel's finger cut off by police during anti-pension reform protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While protesting against the proposed unfair military pension reforms outside the Legislative Yuan Wednesday (April 25), a retired colonel lost his finger after a police office...

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...

US Taekwondo athlete vlogs about Universiade adventures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Team USA Taekwondo athlete Samery Moras kept a vlog on her YouTube channel of her entire 7-day experience participating in at the 2017 Taipei Universiade including the fli...

Universiade Opening Ceremony marred by the actions of a selfish few

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As far as the 2017 Universiade goes, it is a case of so far, so good, for Taiwan. At the time of writing, the Taiwan team has won a record-breaking 13 gold medals, 37 in total,...

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...

Presidential Office: There will be no place for protests against unfair-pension reform at Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Office of the President, ROC (Taiwan) said on Sunday that there will be no place for people who intend to express their political views by causing disturbances at Taipei...

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...

Editorial: Protesters against reform of unfair pensions are no Sunflowers

Once again, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has become the background for massive pushing and shoving, though this time, the scene did not feature lawmakers of either “blue” or “gree...

Taiwan Legislature postpones pension reform until after 2 hearings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following violent incidents outside, the Legislative Yuan decided Wednesday to postpone the detailed review of reforms of unfair pensions until after two hearings to be co...