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Without a Constitutional Organ, There Will Be No Constitutional Power
Generally speaking, there are two types of democratic governments, i.e., the parliamentary system (cabinet system) and the presidential system, the former represented by the UK and the latter by the U ...
2020/07/31 7888
Pandemic Expert: 2nd Wave of Outbreak in Taiwan Cannot Be Ruled Out
In a symposium on countermeasures against the COVID-19 pandemic yesterday, Chang Shan-chwen (張上淳), convener of an expert group under the Central Epidemic Command Center, was asked whether a second wav ...
2020/07/31 7696
Gov’t Axed Plan to Commission PTS for Int’l Platform Said to Be Connected to Tsai-Su Infighting over Candidate for PTS Chairman
On July 29, the Culture Ministry suddenly called off its plan to commission Public Television Service (PTS) for an international video programming platform as disputes had risen about whether the gove ...
2020/07/31 8303
Former President Lee Teng-hui Passes Away at 98
Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) passed away at 7:24 p.m. last night at the advanced age of 98 (by Chinese reckoning). He had served twelve years in office, and was the first directly elected presi ...
2020/07/31 4709
3 Top Executives of State-owned Banks Indicted in FAT Hollowing Out Case
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office investigated the Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) hollowing-out case, and indicted FAT Chairman Chang Kang-wei (張綱維) along with nine others yesterday. Among ...
2020/07/31 1146
Thank You, Farewell till We Meet Again
With Amb. Chen’s retirement as editor-in-chief (see news article dated July 15), the English and Japanese news websites will cease operations on August 1st, 2020, as well. After 13 years in existence, ...
2020/07/31 5337
Chen Ching-nan Given Heftier Sentence in Appeals Trial of Loan Fraud Case
Chen Ching-nan, president of the Ching Fu Group, won the government contract for the construction and operation of the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology in Keelung when he was the princip ...
2020/07/30 379
For Checks and Balances on the President, the Blue Camp Will Soon Propose Amendments during Constitutional Reform
KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang said yesterday that the KMT would promptly propose two constitutional amendments that had a consensus in public opinion, i.e., "normalizing the President's State of the Nati ...
2020/07/30 375
Former Pres. Lee Teng-hui Hospitalized since February, Condition Serious
The 98-year-old former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), after choking on milk in February, was admitted to the Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Diagnosed with pulmonary infiltration and later pneumonia, ...
2020/07/30 417
New National eID Cards Not to Be Issued in October
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) planned to integrate plastic ID cards and the Citizen Digital Card into new National eID Cards. A full implementation of the policy was originally slated for next Oc ...
2020/07/30 445
Culture Ministry Suddenly Calls Off Plan to Commission PTS for Int’l Channel
In a board meeting of Public Television Service (PTS) on July 27, Tsao Wen-chieh (曹文傑), PTS president, resigned in exchange for winning the approval of the board of directors to conduct a pilot plan f ...
2020/07/30 513
Gov’t Not to Ease Border Controls in Short Term in View of External Pandemic Escalation
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), director of the Central Epidemic Command Center, stated that border controls would not be eased in the short term in consideration of the rapid es ...
2020/07/30 435
2021 World News Media Congress to Be Held in Taipei
Yesterday, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) announced that the 2021 World News Media Congress would be held in Taipei from June 23rd to 25th, 2021. It is estimated th ...
2020/07/29 412
43 Pass Muster for Yushan Scholar Program
The Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday announced the review results of the 2020 Yushan Scholar Program. A total of 43 scholars have passed muster, 15 of whom are foreign nationals.
2020/07/29 561
KMT Chairman: Spirit of Independent Control & Examination Powers Ought Not to Be Abandoned
Responding to the differing voices within the KMT on the abolishment of the Control Yuan and the Examination Yuan through Constitutional reforms, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) yesterday stated that ...
2020/07/29 407
Due Process Disputes in Confirmation over CY Nominees: Opposition Caucuses to Jointly Petition CGJ for Judicial Review on Constitutionality of Result
Newly-confirmed Control Yuan members are slated to be sworn in on August 1. However, disputes have risen about due process in the confirmation over their nominations as the DPP caucus, relying on its ...
2020/07/29 523
Taiwan Confirms 5 New Imported COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Total to 467
Yesterday, the Central Epidemic Command Center made public that Taiwan confirmed five new imported COVID-19 cases, four of which had entered Taiwan from the Philippines and the other from Hong Kong, b ...
2020/07/29 378
Education Ministry Lays Out 3 Measures to Attract More Overseas Chinese & Foreign Students, but Rules Out Those from M’land
In order to expand sources of students for higher education, the Education Ministry declared yesterday its plan to study and map out three measures to attract overseas Chinese and foreign students to ...
2020/07/29 381
Nicaraguan Amb. to ROC Reassigned
According to the Central News Agency, on July 22, La Gaceta, the government bulletin of Nicaragua, an ROC diplomatic partner in Central America, carried a presidential order signed by President Daniel ...
2020/07/28 455
DPP Constitutional Reform Platform to Operate Starting August
The DPP has promoted constitutional amendments to abolish the Control Yuan and the Examination Yuan. To galvanize a consensus, DPP political figures in the government and party indicated that the Pres ...
2020/07/28 402
Abolishment of Control & Examination Yuan: KMT Caucus Said to Shift Stance on the Matter
The KMT legislative caucus convoked a caucus assembly meeting yesterday, aiming to galvanize a consensus on the party’s stance on the abolishment of the Control Yuan and the Examination Yuan. It is re ...
2020/07/28 386
TSMC Shines: Chen Shui-bian’s Remarks Bring Justice to KMT
Yesterday, the stock price of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, closed at NT$424.5, hitting a new high, making it the world’s 11th most valuabl ...
2020/07/28 416
PTS Pres. & VP Forced to Resign after Board’s Approval of Pilot Plan for Int’l Channel
The Culture Ministry has commissioned Public Television Service (PTS) to map out a pilot plan for the “2020 Program to Develop International Digital Communication,” with a budget amounting to NT$45 mi ...
2020/07/28 338
Taiwan Confirms 4 New Imported COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Total to 462
Yesterday, Taiwan confirmed four new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of Taiwan’s confirmed cases to 462, with 371 imported, 55 locally transmitted, and 36 from a flotilla on a train ...
2020/07/28 353
353 Manufacturing Firms Furlough Employees, Highest Since COVID-19 Outbreak
On July 24, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) made public the latest statistics on unpaid leave, showing that as of July 23, the number of firms introducing unpaid leave reached 1,049, affecting 25,208 empl ...
2020/07/27 360
PLA Aircraft Intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ Twice at Night
According to the United Daily News, PLA jet fighters were reported to have intruded into the southwest corner of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) at night on July 23, and in the wee hou ...
2020/07/27 447
Arms Procurement Project: Taiwan in Dispute with US over Handling of Balance
The Army will close the procurement of 30 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, dubbed the Sky Eagle project, in the coming months. Based on calculations made by both Taiwan and the US, the balance of the ...
2020/07/27 354
Number of HK Students Applying for Admission to Colleges in Taiwan Shows 50% YoY Increase
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to various fields, but the prospects of recruiting Mainland and foreign students at colleges in Taiwan are conversely looking better. The number of student ...
2020/07/27 581
Battle of Dadan & Erdan: Ma Commemorates 70th Anniversary on the Old Battlefield
Yesterday marks the 70th anniversary of the battle of Dadan and Erdan, islands located to the southwest of Lesser Kinmen. Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), along with the family members of two hero ...
2020/07/27 462
“Comfort Women” Museum to Close Down
In March 2016, the Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation founded the Ama Museum dedicated to the so-called “comfort women” in Taiwan during World War II, attracting much attention from various circles at t ...
2020/07/27 346

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