Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rebutted criticism of Foxconn President Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Sunday (May 19) by referring to the alleged suicide cases at the tycoon’s fac...

Poll shows Taiwan's ex-premier leads President Tsai by 12% in DDP presidential primary match-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) leads Kuomintang's (KMT) front runner, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), by 14.5 percentage points in a head-to-head presidential match-up, acc...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

Taiwan ex-Premier presses for early primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “They moved the target after I shot off the arrow,” former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Saturday (May 18), complaining about President Tsai Ing-wen’s (...

Polls put William Lai ahead of Tsai Ing-wen for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai (賴清德) beat incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the latest polls, using both smartphones and landlines, to decide who the De...

KMT bigwigs slam Tsai for extending travel restriction

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) criticized President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Friday for what they called an abuse of power, after learning the...

Foxconn tycoon laments passage of Taiwan's new same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When asked to comment on the passage of Taiwan's landmark law legalizing same-sex marriage, Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomingtang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry G...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

Political parties in Taiwan line up for battle over same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators are bracing for conflict on Friday (May 17) when it is to be decided which of three same-sex marriage bills will be enacted into law. Democratic Progress Pa...

Kaohsiung city councilor 'benches' Mayor Han for 50 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (黃捷) on Wednesday (May 15) chose to bypass Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a question and answer session at the city ...

Taipei Mayor tells Japan media he is preparing to run for president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is preparing to run for president, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday (May 5) in an interview with the independent politician...

Taiwan’s KMT to pick presidential candidate by July 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) announced Wednesday (May 15) it will use opinion polls without smartphones to select its presidential candidate by July 16 at the latest. The conte...

Han says he will stay in Kaohsiung if elected Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), although still unwilling to fully announce his candidacy for presidency on Monday (May 13) said that he would be willing to run for presi...