Lai says Taiwan already independent, China warns of 'disaster'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate William Lai stated that Taiwan is "already an independent sovereign country' on Monday (Nov. ...

Former official claims to 'oversee' Taiwan election for Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former government official on Thursday (Nov. 21) suddenly appeared during the registration of New Party (新黨) legislator-at-large candidates, claiming he is "oversee...

US, Japan, EU watch Taiwan presidential election as voters face ‘5 nuisances’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2020 elections, the people of Taiwan will choose their president, vice president, and legislators — in other words, the politicians who will manage important ...

Ex-New Taipei mayor to be named KMT's presidential campaign manager: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) has reportedly agreed to lead the campaign of the Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). Chu has ac...

Hong Kong protesters issue demands, begin leaving university

HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after temporarily clearing a road they had blocked and demanding t...

Pro-unification politician drops out of KMT legislator-at-large selection process amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) has announced he will pull out of the Kuomintang (KMT) party’s legislator-at-large candidate selection process, as the oppos...

US aims to protect Taiwan against military unification with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on Thursday (Nov. 14) released its 2019 annual report, which outlines China's objectives of interfering w...

DPP announces legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has finally nailed down its slate of nominees for legislator-at-large seats in the Jan. 11 elections amid a politica...

Taiwan's KMT slammed for naming pro-unification ex-lawmaker on legislator-at-large list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has decided its list of at-large legislative candidates but has drawn the ire of its fellow members for nominating the pro-unification form...

Chiang Kai-shek's great-grandson says 'no room for one country, two systems' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Chiang Kai-shek's (蔣介石) great-grandson and Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) on Wednesday (Nov. 13) declared that there is &qu...

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea deported two North Koreans on Thursday after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen on a boat and fled to South Korea across the sea border over the we...

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen onboard and fled to South Korea. South Korea's Unificatio...

KMT Taiwan TV host gushes over China's '26 measures'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwanese TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢) has praised Communist China's newly released raft of incentives to lure Taiwanese talent. On Monday...

AP's story on the day the Wall fell

BERLIN (AP) — This story was first published on Nov. 9, 1989, and describes the moment when East Germany announced it was opening its borders. The Associated Press is republishing the story to mark th...

S Korea offers to visit stalled joint tour resort in North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has offered to send a delegation to check on facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim J...