Evan Medeiros analyzes US, China changing domestic politics
Former NSC senior director Evan Medeiros delves into US-China dynamics, highlighting Congress’s focus on China issues and Xi Jinping’s domestic policy shifts. As the US elections approach, Medeiros urges resilience and diversification in global relations.
Growing number of plastic bags in Taiwan sparks concern
A joint survey reveals Taiwan’s staggering plastic waste production, prompting concerns over packaging in supermarkets. Despite efforts to reduce plastic bag usage, statistics show high consumption rates, leading to questions about policy effectiveness. Environmental groups urge the government to implement stronger measures amid rising global environmental awareness.
China’s Coast Guard inspection sparks panic on Taiwan boat
Tensions flared Monday (Feb. 19) following an incident in which China’s Coast Guard forcibly inspected the ＂King Xia Cruise＂ which Taiwan Ocean Affairs Council Minister, Kuan Bi-ling, reveals has caused widespread panic on board.
Solo travels on the rise as Google search for term doubles
Discover the growing trend of solo travel! Explore the reasons behind its rise, tips for first-time solo travelers, and the increasing popularity among older adults. From local getaways to luxurious international tours, solo travel offers a world of possibilities.
Foreign exchange student adopts stray dog in Taiwan
A German exchange student in Taiwan forms an unexpected bond with a stray dog, altering her travel plans as she prepares to bring the dog back to Germany. A heartwarming story of love and compassion.
Sticky Delight: Taiwan’s LNY tradition of abundance
Taiwanese chefs are ready for Lunar New Year with a sticky delicacy symbolizing prosperity. Discover this culinary tradition and its significance.
Taiwan’s military vigilant amid rising cross-strait tensions
Amid escalating tensions with China, Taiwan has launched critical military exercises in Pingtung, demonstrating its commitment to national defense. The drills come in response to increased Chinese military activities, including a breach of Taiwan’s defense perimeter by the PLA.
Giant rubber duck undergoes test inflation ahead of return
The iconic giant rubber duck is set to make its return to Kaohsiung’s Love River Bay, promising a buoyant boost to local businesses and the opportunity for visitors to bask in its whimsical charm. The creation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, which captivated over 3.9 million people in its 2013 debut, is all set for its comeback tour from Jan. 27 to Feb. 25.
Commuters’ rage boil over during rush hour on Taipei MRT
Rush hour chaos on Taipei’s Wenhu Line as overcrowded trains lead to unintentional physical contact among commuters. Mayor Chiang Wan-an’s solution aims to ease the overcrowding.
Taipei school unveils first ’cold day off’ amid Taiwan chill
Amid a cold snap in Taipei, Yangmingshan Elementary School has taken a historic step by issuing Taiwan’s first ＂cold day off,＂ prompting discussions on the need for structured risk assessments for future weather-related school closures.
U.S. delegation arrives in Taiwan one day after elections
A U.S. delegation, including former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chair Laura Rosenberger, met with President Tsai Ing-wen and President-elect Lai Ching-te, as well as other Taiwanese government officials, two days after Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections.
Diplomatic shift in South Pacific as Nauru cuts off Taiwan
Taiwan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang confirms a major diplomatic setback as Nauru severs ties, reducing Taiwan’s global allies to 12. The unexpected move, termed an ’ambush’, marks a significant shift in the South Pacific’s geopolitical landscape and raises questions about future collaborations.
Taiwan returns to normalcy after DPP’s election victory
Taiwan has swiftly returned to its everyday pace, with residents lining up at a well-known Taipei breakfast shop on Sunday (Jan. 14) morning. The view contrasts with the excitement of the crowds following President-elect Lai Ching-te and Hsiao Bi-khim’s victory for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a few hours ago.
Lai Ching-te vows to uphold democracy after winning election
In Taiwan’s latest presidential election, President-elect Lai Ching-te and Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim commit to continuing President Tsai Ing-wen’s democratic legacy, facing legislative challenges and focusing on peaceful cross-strait relations.
Lai Ching-te’s victory in election signals new DPP term
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secures victory in Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election, with Lai Ching-te as president. Amid celebrations, the focus shifts to challenges in cross-strait relations and global political implications.
Taiwan eagerly awaits new president, focus shifts to China
In Taiwan’s latest election, with a turnout expected to rival 2020’s, citizens eagerly await the announcement of their new president. The election’s outcome, especially its impact on Taiwan-China relations, is closely monitored.
Taiwan sees high voter turnout for key elections
Explore the vibrant atmosphere of Taiwan’s Election Day, characterized by high voter turnout and active participation from major political figures. Delve into the complexities of securing a parliamentary majority and the efficient vote-counting process, upholding the democratic integrity of the elections.
Taiwan’s voters head to the polls to elect new leaders
Taiwan’s voters head to the polls in a crucial election. Weather conditions and cross-strait tensions add complexity to the choices. President Tsai Ing-wen casts her vote as a third party competes. Stay updated on TVBS World Taiwan.
TPP aims to attract older voters through young supporters
In an innovative approach to the upcoming Jan. 13 elections, TPP supporters, led by YouTuber ＂Yes Ranger,＂ embark on a journey with a large balloon resembling candidate Ko Wen-je, aiming to appeal to older voters while addressing Taiwan’s economic challenges.
Dinosaur, frog costumes enliven election campaign trail
In the lead-up to Taiwan’s Jan. 13 elections, candidates from both the Taiwan People’s Party and Democratic Progressive Party showcase a unique blend of political seriousness and lighthearted fun, from supporters in dinosaur costumes to birthday celebrations on the campaign trail.
VP hopefuls play key roles in Taiwan’s upcoming election
Discover how Taiwan’s vice presidential candidates, including Hsiao Bi-khim and Jaw Shaw-kong, are making unprecedented waves in the current elections. Explore their influence on Taiwanese politics and the potential shift in the presidential race.
Taiwan election sees DPP’s strategic approach against KMT
Explore the DPP’s strategic maneuvers in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election, focusing on swing voters, avoiding TPP confrontation, and balancing support to maintain a lead.
Doggy Christmas party brings holiday cheer to beloved pets
Taipei’s Family Dog hosts a unique Christmas celebration, bringing together over 20 dogs and their owners for a festive feast. Embracing the growing trend of including pets in holiday festivities, the event highlights the increasing importance of pets in family life and supports animal shelters.
Taiwan and India’s MOU to boost skilled talent exchange
Explore how Taiwan’s impending Memorandum of Understanding with India aims to address labor shortages by fostering an exchange of skilled professionals, enhancing the high-tech workforce, and promoting cultural integration.
ICRT, TVBS World Taiwan discuss 2024 elections at forum
As Taiwan prepares for its upcoming elections, media and academic leaders gather to discuss the crucial issues of national security, the role of China, and strategies to engage young voters. The event highlights the significance of accurate information and the impact of these elections on Taiwan’s future.