The China Post (Taiwan)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan legislators voted to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17, a first for Asia. “#LoveWon,” President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted as more than 35,000 people took to the streets of Taipei to advocate same-sex marriage.

KAOHSIUNG (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan has broken ground on a shipyard to produce eight diesel-powered submarines, highlighting the government’s determination to make the indigenous armaments industry a new priority.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR), a same-sex marriage advocacy group, several LGBTQ civil rights organisations, and 10 newly elected officials attended the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade in Tokyo on April 28-29.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan stock market has reached new highs despite the recent increase in minimum wages. The unemployment rate in March was just 3.68 percent, the second lowest rate in March over the past 19 years.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung said on April 24 that he already prepared his speech regarding Taiwan’s eventual non-participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA).

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – Is Taiwan ready for bilingual education? In light of the government’s new policy goal, many foreigners living in Taiwan have already expressed concerns regarding the protection of their labor rights, such as Dave Patrick who told The China Post how he is taking his former employer to court for allegedly denying any paid time off for the past 8 years.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - In response to a recent Chinese jet incursion across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan Legislator Chung Chia-pin of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) proposed that Taiwan boosts its defense by using S-2T anti-submarine aircraft. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The 2019 Hakka Tong Blossom Festival in Yunlin will run on April 13-14 and April 20-21, featuring Tung flowers blooming all over Taiwan's mountainous area. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Tiffany Hsu, a 34-year-old actress from Taiwan who recently made a social media “faux pas,” apologized on April 10 for “liking” a post with discriminatory language against Chinese people.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - According to Bloomberg News, U.S. President Donald Trump has approved the sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, even though the exact time of delivery remains unknown, likely in 2021, because of changes in production lines within manufacturer Lockheed Martin.