Focus Taiwan: DPP’s You elected speaker as new legislative session starts

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) Veteran politician You Si-kun (游錫堃) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected speaker of the Legislative Yuan Saturday on the opening day of a new legislative session, garnering 73 votes from the 113 lawmakers. With his election, 72-year-old You becomes the second DPP member to preside over Taiwan’s lawmaking […]

Taipei Times: Taiwan at WHO table benefits all

The world is seeing the emergence of another health crisis originating in China. Exact details regarding the exposure, virulence and mortality rates of the disease remain unclear. The lack of transparency from Chinese officials has only worsened the spread of a virus that does not discriminate based on ethnicity, nationality or political beliefs. Rapid diagnosis […]

Taipei Times: Virus Fears: Support for Taiwan to participate at the WHO increases

Global support for Taiwan’s participation in WHO meetings has grown as the international body continues to bar the nation from its discussions about 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), even though Taiwan had reported 10 cases as of yesterday. EU External Action Service spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson on Thursday said that Taiwan should be included in the global […]

Al Jazeera: Taiwan’s female politicians forge path to equality

… Kao won in last month’s general election, in which the sitting – and first female – president Tsai Ing-wen scored a second term on a historical high vote of 57 percent. Now boasting a twice-elected female president, and a female vice president as early as in 2000, Taiwan seems to have arrived as a […]