Wildcard Hung takes gamble on Taiwan presidency for ailing KMT

Jul 12, 2015

Wildcard Hung takes gamble on Taiwan presidency for ailing KMT

Known as xiao-la-jiao, or “little hot pepper,” for her straight-talking style, unlikely presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu encapsulates the crisis facing Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) — and the sharp divisions in the island’s politics. Hung’s conservative pro-China views are at odds with public sentiment and ...

Jul 2, 2015

Second death in Taiwan water park disaster

A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan “color party” at which plumes of decorative powder ignited. Student Liu Chih-wei, 19, suffered burns to almost his entire body in the disaster, which ...

Jun 14, 2015

China to drop entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents

China plans to drop the entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents visiting the mainland, the official Xinhua News Agency cited a senior Chinese politician as saying on Sunday. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the ...