‘Humble, humble, and humble again,’ deep reflection necessary ahead of Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many Taiwanese voters are observing the battle between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential...

AIT reiterates US' neutrality after Taiwan's Gou announces presidential bid

The United States will work with whoever wins Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty reiterated Thursday, a day after Taiwanese tycoon Terr...

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...

6 US senators send letter to Trump admin urging action on China's meddling in Taiwan's elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators, led by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), sent a letter to key members of the Trump administration on Thursday (Dec....

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...

Google releases top 10 search terms in Taiwan for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google yesterday (Dec. 12) released its Year in Search for 2018, including the results for Taiwan, which revealed that the World Cup, Chinese TV dramas, 2018 Taiwanese local el...

Taiwan moves to ban foreign purchase of political advertising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) will draft an amendment to ban the media from publishing advertisements paid for by foreign interests, in a bid to quell fore...

Update: 60 ballots 'evaporate' on first day of Taipei mayoral race recount

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On the first day of a recount of the Taipei City mayoral election yesterday (Dec. 3), it has been discovered that over 60 ballots had "evaporated" from one ballot box...

Kaohsiung mayor-elect Han was convicted for 'negligent homicide' 14 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though rumors had earlier swirled on social media in Taiwan that then Kuomintang (KMT) Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) had been convicted over a decade ago for kil...

KMT's Ting Shou-chung opts for recount in Taipei mayoral race, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After losing by a razor thin margin in Saturday's mayoral election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) today filed a r...

Survey shows Taiwanese have no consensus on definition of '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Now that at least two newly-elected Kuomintang (KMT) mayors in Taiwan have started to dredge up the "1992 consensus" mantra, Taiwanese voters have been scrambling to ...

After electing Han, Kaohsiung voters madly Google '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are lamenting how poorly informed the electorate in Kaohsiung appears to be after Google searches for the Chinese Communist Party's mantra the "1992...

Taiwan elections: Wife of imprisoned ex-Hualien Magistrate elected to replace him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Hualien County, results of Saturday’s elections saw Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚) win election to the office of County Magistrate. Hsu, who is one of seven successful fem...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan local elections 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Now that the dust has settled from Saturday's (Nov. 24) "nine-in-one" local elections to select mayoral and county magistrate seats across Taiwan, the opposition ...

Conflicting emotions as Kaohsiung comes to terms with a future under Han Kuo-yu

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- As the results of Saturday’s local elections began to be announced, Kaohsiung, a city which became a symbolic battle ground during this hugely polarized election cycle...