DPP to announce primary details, supporters gather for just decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will convene on Wednesday (May 22) for final resolution of its stalled primary elect...

Launch of electronic referendum system may be postponed due to data risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) said in a legislative hearing Monday (May 6) the launch date for the electronic referendum joint signature system may be delayed due ...

Brawl breaks out in Taiwan legislature over appointment of CEC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A brawl broke out today in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan as lawmakers clashed over a vote for the selection of a new chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC). A mee...

Taiwan DPP Chair says Tsai-Lai meeting under arrangement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chair of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) said today (Wednesday, April 3) that a meeting between President Tsai Ing-wen and primary ele...

Taiwan activists deliver anti-nuclear referendum petition

A local anti-nuclear coalition submitted a referendum petition Tuesday to the Central Election Commission (CEC) for initial screening. The petition initiated by the National Nuclear Abolition Actio...

Taiwan to elect president and Legislative Yuan on January 11, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place next January 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday. It was already known a Saturday in J...

Greater China Amazon Web Services IoT Lab to open in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Friday that its Greater China Area AWS Internet of Things (IoT) Lab will open in Taipei to help accelerate the design and deployment of...

Taiwan presidential and legislative elections on same day in January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place on one and the same day in January 2020, though the precise date will only be determined later, the Central Elect...

Assam's citizenship survey threatens to upend millions of lives

On its official website the government of the state of Assam in northeastern India states, "The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the register containing names of Indian CITIZENS" (sic)...

Kaohsiung, Pingtung to lose seats, Tainan, Hsinchu to gain seats in 2020 Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaker of the Executive Yuan Kolas Yukata announced today that Premier William Lai (賴清德) and Legislative Yuan president Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) reached an agreement over elec...

Taiwan to hold 3 legislative by-elections on March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislative by-elections necessary to fill up three seats vacated by winners in the November 24 local elections will take place on March 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC...

Taipei City Mayor recount reaffirms Ko’s victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) released the result of the Taipei City Mayor election recount today, reaffirming incumbent independent Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) victor...

Taiwan moves January legislative by-elections to a Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a rare move, two legislative by-elections originally scheduled for Saturday January 26 will be postponed to the following day to avoid interference with examinations, the Ce...

One third of nine-in-one election staff had no election experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports say one third of polling station staff during the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24 were new. According to CNA, the Central Election Committee submitted a report...

Two legislative by-elections to be held on Jan. 26, 2019: CEC

Legislative by-elections for seats vacated in Taipei and Taichung during recent elections for local government offices will be held on Jan. 26, 2019, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on...