Be informed. Be challenged. Be inspired.

China should have confidence to talk to us, Taiwan’s President-elect says

Taipei, Taiwan Reuters China should have the confidence to talk to Taiwan’s legally elected government, President-elect Lai Ching-te said on Thursday as he appointed his new national security and diplomacy team amid what he called unprecedented challenges. China, which views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, over the island’s strong objections, has ramped up […]

Taiwan’s voters rebuff China and give ruling party third presidential term

Taipei, Taiwan Reuters Taiwanese voters swept the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s presidential candidate Lai Ching-te into power on Saturday, strongly rejecting Chinese pressure to spurn him, as China said it would not give up on achieving “reunification”.  Lai’s party, which champions Taiwan’s separate identity and rejects China’s territorial claims, was seeking a third successive four […]

Taiwan President quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan President Tsai Ing wen resignation

Taipei, TaiwanReuters Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support. The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councillors are ostensibly about domestic issues such as […]