Taiwanese ‘yellow vests’ demand tax reforms

More than 200 protesters clad in yellow vests protest outside Taiwan’s Finance Ministry, demanding tax reform.

New Taipei City gets lit for Christmas

Taiwan’s New Taipei City is lit up by more than 100,000 LED lights as people enjoy the Christmas festive feeling. The city’s Christmas Land is the biggest and one of the most popular year-end attractions on the island.

Taiwan’s ‘yellow vests’ hit the streets of Taipei

Thousands of protesters wearing “yellow vests” march in front of the Taiwan Presidential Palace, calling for tax and judicial reform. Taiwan’s yellow vest movement started in 2016, rallying against unfair taxation.

Everyone’s a winner: Taiwan’s claw crane craze

As Taiwan’s economy stagnates, claw crane arcades where customers lower a grabber to try to pick up a prize from a glass box are booming as affordable entertainment, while operators see them as a way to make a fast buck.

Taiwanese gay couple puts future on hold after vote defeat

After more than three decades together, Wang Tien-ming and Ho Hsiang finally decided to tie the knot when Taiwan’s top court ruled last year that same-sex marriage must be legalised. But those wedding plans are on hold after conservative groups won a referendum battle over equal marriage which couples fear could water down their newly won right.

Taiwan’s same-sex couples put future on hold after vote defeat

After more than three decades together, Wang Tien-ming and Ho Hsiang finally decided to tie the knot when Taiwan’s top court ruled last year that same-sex marriage must be legalised. But those wedding plans are on hold after conservative groups won a referendum battle over equal marriage which couples fear could water down their newly won rights.

Taiwan’s ruling party faces major defeat in key elections

Taiwan’s ruling party took a huge hit in mid-term local elections Saturday, a significant blow to President Tsai Ing-wen, as the Beijing-friendly opposition made gains in the face of China’s increasing pressure on the island.

Olympic referendum: Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’

(22 Nov 2018) Taiwan will vote on a referendum on Saturday asking if the self-ruled island should compete as “Taiwan” instead of “Chinese Taipei. (Nov. 22)

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Taiwan election: islanders to vote on name-change

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen’s embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China.