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Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

May 11, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives

Anti gay marriage protesters display placards reading “violated the referendum, lawmakers should step down“ during a demonstration outside Parliament in Taipei on May 8, 2019.  Sam YEH / AFP

Taiwan's Tsai urges China to heal Tiananmen pain

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Ties with China have rapidly cooled since Beijing sceptic Tsai Ing wen won the presidency in January with China highly distrustful of her traditionally independence leaning Democratic Progressive Party

COOL OFF. Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen inspects military units as ties between the island and mainland China turn frosty following rapprochement for 8 years under a Beijing-friendly Kuomintang government. Photo by Sam Yeh/ AFP

Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan president in landslide victory

Jan 16, 2016 - 7:35 PM

3rd UPDATE Tsai will become the island s first female president Meanwhile the ruling KMT party loses its parliamentary majority for the first time

NEW PRESIDENT. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen casts her vote in New Taipei City on January 16, 2016. Philippe Lopez/AFP

'Super weekend' rallies in Taiwan ahead of presidential vote

Jan 10, 2016 - 2:13 AM

It is the last weekend of campaigning before Taiwan chooses a president next Saturday January 16

TAIWAN VOTE. A supporter gestures next to a campaign flag of Tsai Ing-wen, presidential candidate for Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), during a rally in southern Kaohsiung on January 9, 2016. Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shui-bian granted parole

Jan 05, 2015 - 12:26 PM

UPDATED Chen 64 is released from a prison hospital due to his medical condition after serving 6 years for graft relating to his presidency

Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian (C) is surrounded by policemen after paying respects to his mother-in-law via a Taoist prayer service in southern Tainan on January 6, 2012. Sam Yeh/AFP