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Trolls flood social media in Pakistan amid virus lockdown

ISLAMABAD (AP) — It was a music video meant to depict a young bride’s joy: Actress Saba Qamar, in a flowing white wedding gown with a golden hem, was twirled by the singer playing her groom in front o...

President Tsai attends DPP rally for mayoral candidate in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 26) expressed support for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁),...

Taiwan's two opposition parties urged to field candidate for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) proposed on Thursday (June 11) that opposition parties Kuomintang (KMT) and TPP jointly field a candidat...

Taipei mayor’s aide says not running for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) said on Sunday (June 7) that she will not run for the mayorship of Kaohsiung, which was recently vacated...

Vote count in Taiwan mayoral recall points toward KMT defeat

Update June 6, 2020, 17:00 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) said Saturday (June 6) that 890,000 Kaohsiung citizens, or 39 percent of eligible voters, had cast a ballot in the unpre...

The Diplomat features Taiwanese president on cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) graced the May cover issue of American monthly The Diplomat for a feature looking back at her first term and ahead to her second and final ter...

Taiwan president petitioned to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

Poll shows Taiwan’s DPP has far stronger base than KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest poll from the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) on Monday (Jan. 20) shows the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) enjoys a larger base than the r...

Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang to continue leading cabinet after reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to lead the Cabinet following a landslide victory for the ruling party, according to the Presidential Office on Monday...

Pollster analyzes why Taiwan's President Tsai won 8.17 million votes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pollster claims to have analyzed why Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her reelection with a record-breaking 8.17 million votes in the 2020 presidential electio...

Taipei mayor advocates e-voting for Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) proposed on Saturday (Jan. 11) that Taiwan introduce an electronic voting system to reduce time and hassle for voters as the country holds its...

Taiwan goes to the polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The people of Taiwan are going to the polls today (Jan. 11) to elect the leader of the country for the next four years in an election widely seen as a referendum on what t...

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President Tsai I...

Lai rebuts rumor Taiwan's President Tsai would be ousted after re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice presidential candidate William Lai (賴清德) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has refuted claims that the pro-independence camp would seek to remove incumbent Pr...

Facebook to set up ‘war room’ in Taiwan ahead of elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Social media giant Facebook is launching a "war room" in Taiwan for the first time on Jan. 1 in a bid to fight disinformation as the country gears up for its pre...