Let’s call out Xi Jinping as the dictator that he is

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the upcoming presidential elections dominating the news agenda in Taiwan, it is quite understandable that a lot of people...

Taiwan should think big with defense manufacturing plans

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The global defense market was worth an estimated US$1.8 trillion in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent on the...

Taiwan’s problem with extremism

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — At her formal registration as the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential candidate earlier this week, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) cautioned...

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,...

Simon Chang could prove a bigger threat to Tsai than Han Kuo-yu

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s presidential election continues to heat up, with the big news this week being the announcement of the running mate...

A wonderful week for Tsai, but she mustn’t get complacent

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once famously said, “A week is a long time in politics.” That has certainly been...

Taiwan should lead calls for new democratic international body to replace UN

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - Earlier this week, Taiwan Ambassador to Turkey, Tai-Hsiang Cheng (鄭泰祥), made headlines when he backed calls from Turkish leader Recep...

Hilarious Han is taking Taiwan’s voters for fools once more

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is on holiday. Lucky Han Kuo-yu. He has awarded himself three months’ holiday from his full-time job as...

Is the mask finally slipping for Communist China?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was supposed to be a moment of great...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend...

Does it matter if Taiwan loses formal recognition?

In September 2019 both Solomon Islands and Kiribati ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan (formally the Republic of China), leaving the country with formal recognition...

Should Taiwanese basketball fans boycott the NBA?

KAOHSIUNG (Taipei News) — It seems like almost every week, a new international company, brand, or organization is falling over itself to apologize for...

‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’

This exclusive interview with Martin Lee took place in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend. Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather...

As the CCP celebrates, those who love China mourn

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party has controlled China for 70 years now and, for the party at least, this is something...

On the submission procedure for Tsai’s dissertation in Taiwan national library database

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Oct. 3, prominent media personality Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) took President Tsai Ing-wen’s...

Tsai’s dissertation conspiracy is baseless but could still harm her election chances

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - - Many U.S. citizens still firmly believe that Barack Obama, the country’s first African American President, should never have held...

CCP soft-power victory after Voice of America publishes highly flawed article

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Voice of America (VOA) is a U.S. government-funded state-owned news agency which broadcasts impartial news around the world while promoting...

The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale...

Taiwan’s own Meiji Restoration: A Chance for Peaceful Resolutions to Potential Crises

This editorial is an examination of threats to Taiwan based on American anthropologist Jared Diamond's new book "Upheaval," which examines how nations cope with...

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