Taipei Times editorial by US rep Ted Yoho: Facing up to Beijing’s arrogance, ignorance

The arrogance and ignorance of Beijing are highlighted in recent comments by China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Liu Jieyi (劉結一) as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues a policy of intimidation toward Taiwan ahead of the consequential elections on Saturday. Liu said: “Today, we are closer than any other historical period and are more […]

Taipei Times: Taiwan in Time: The devout dissidents

Protesters from the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan surrounded a police car in the afternoon of Jan. 8, 1988, after discovering a cache of wooden clubs, spears and swords inside. They demanded to know if the weapons were to be used against them, and the situation escalated as the two sides clashed. The churchgoers had gathered […]

Focus Taiwan: Chopper crash likely unrelated to mechanical failure, weather: TTSB

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Based on information recovered from the crashed UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter’s two flight data recorders, the cause of the crash was unlikely related to mechanical failure or weather factors, a Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) official said Saturday. Based on a preliminary investigation by the TTSB, the official told reporters that […]

RFA: ‘I Felt That I Could Only Make a Real Impact if I Got Elected’

In the last few days of campaigning ahead of the Jan. 11 general election, which will choose the next president and Legislative Yuan, RFA tracked down some of the women running for seats in the legislature, and spoke to them about what drives their political careers and ambitions. Teng Hui-wen is a celebrity psychiatrist known […]

Taipei Times: DPP responds to spokeswoman’s ‘treason’ statement

… President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) former re-election campaign spokeswoman, Lin Ching-yi (林靜儀), resigned on Friday after she came under fire for saying in an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle on Thursday that, in terms of national sovereignty, proposing unification with a hostile power such as China constitutes “treason.” The remarks were seen as highly […]

Taipei Times: KMT says DPP silencing online critics

… “The government being allowed to curtail people’s freedom of speech and freedom of privacy of correspondence, both of which are guaranteed by the Constitution, is something unheard of,” former Taipei County commissioner Chou Hsi-wei (周錫瑋) told a news conference at the KMT headquarters in Taipei. Chou is the deputy chief campaign officer for Kaohsiung […]