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President changes four Ministries

President Tsai Ing-wen has carried out a small reshuffle of her Cabinet or Executive Yuan, making changes to four ministries. The new ministers are as follows: Chen Shih-chung; Minister of […]

President Tsai Ing-wen’s inaugural speech

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as the new President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Tsai Ing-wen was elected on 16th January along with her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) […]

Lin Chuan to be Taiwan’s new Prime Minister

Taiwan’s president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, has named Lin Chuan as her prime minister when the government changeover takes place in May. Lin Chuan (64) was previously Minister of the Directorate-General of […]

Tsai Ing-wen elected President

Opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen of the centrist pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won Taiwan’s presidential election. Her party looks set to win a majority in the Legislative Yuan, leaving […]

Presidential 2016

An election took place on 16 January 2016. Tsai Ing-wen (Democratic Progressive Party) 56.12% Eric Chu (Kuomintang) 31.04% James Soong (People First Party) 12.84% Registered electors: 18,782,991 Votes: 12,448,302 Turnout: […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election took place on 16th January 2016. Democratic Progressive Party  68 Kuomintang 35 New Power 5 People First Party 3 Non-Partisan Solidarity Union 1 New Party  0 Social Democratic […]

Taiwan votes for a new President and Legislative Yuan

Taiwan is holding its presidential and legislative elections today with around 18.78 million voters able to participate across 15,585 polling stations open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the […]

Culture minister tenders resignation

Hung Meng-chi, Taiwan’s Minister of Culture has tendered his resignation. The decision came after a local magazine claimed to have copies of papers suggesting that the ministry had offered members […]

Taiwan elections to be held on 16th January 2016

Taiwan will hold its Presidential and 9th legislative elections on 16th January 2016 according to a press release published by the Central Election Commission (CEC). The last elections were held […]

Transport Minister submits resignation over THSRC

Minister of Transportation and Communications Yeh Kuang-shih tendered his resignation yesterday after the parliamentary Transportation Committee failed to support his plans for the financial restructuring of the Taiwan High Speed […]

Cabinet of Taiwan

Mao Chi-Kuo Premier Simon Chang Vice Premier Lee Shih-chuan Secretary-General Hsiao Chia-chi Deputy Secretary-General Sun Lih-chyun Government Spokesperson Chen Wei-zen Minister of the Interior David Lin Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

New Cabinet named

Prime Minister Mao Chi-Kuo has named his new Cabinet most of whom are reappointments from the old Cabinet. Perhaps the most significant change was the appointment of John Deng, previously […]

Mao Chi-Kuo named as Prime Minister

Following the resignation of the full Cabinet on Monday as a result of disastrous local election results at the weekend President Ma Ying-jeou has named Vice Premier Mao Chi-Kuo as […]

PM resigns after ruling KMT take beating in local elections

The ruling centre-right Kuomintang party (KMT) took a beating in yesterday’s local elections causing Prime Minister Jiang Yi-huah resign. Just a few hours later Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-Jiun announced that […]

Chiang Been-huang is new Health Minister

Chiang Been-huang has been appointed as the new Minister of Health & Welfare. He replaces Chiu Wen-ta who resigned his portfolio following the revelations that so called ‘gutter oil’ was […]

Health Minister resigns

Chiu Wen-ta, the Minister of Health and Welfare has resigned his portfolio following the revelations that so called ‘gutter oil’ was used to make lard that was then subsequently used […]

Woody Duh appointed Minister of Economic Affairs

President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday accepted the resignation of Minister of Economic Affairs Chang Chia-juch following a series of gas pipeline explosions in Greater Kaohsiung on 31st July and 1st August […]

Education Minister resigns

Premier Jiang Yi-huah has accepted the resignation of Minister of Education Chiang Wei-ling’s resignation “with reluctance” today according to an article in Focus Taiwan. Chiang Wei-ling has become embroiled in […]