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Chinese spy confirms China's involvement in Taiwan 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese secret agent who defected to Australia has revealed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) attempts to manipulate Taiwan’s political system. According ...

Taipei KMT mayoral candidate insists on legal appeal against election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate in last year’s Taipei City mayoral election, Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), said Friday (September 20) that he was pushing through with his le...

Taiwan's KMT primary contenders join protest against Referendum Act

All five contenders for the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) nomination in the 2020 presidential election joinedthousands in a rally in Taipei Sunday against what they called asignificant erosion of voters...

William Lai insists DPP primary not for self, but for party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After confirming his participation in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election to take on the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and facing relentless critic...

Taiwan’s former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng announces presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced his presidential bid on March 7, calling for an end to confrontations between political parties in pursuit of new growt...

Public pressure encourages Taiwan president Tsai to resist China and improve polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights, Presidential Office advisor Wu Li-pei (吳澧培), former Presidential Office adviser Peng Ming-min (彭明敏), former Academia Sinic...

Taiwan's Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying reelected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying (劉增應) of the Kuomintang (KMT) won reelection in Taiwan's 2018 local elections, with the area becoming the first out of 22 whose...

Tainan mayoral contender warns against funding from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With politicians gearing up for the November 24 local elections, Tainan City mayoral contender Lee Chun-yi (李俊毅) has warned that China might try to influence the outcome b...

Taiwan’s new premier to prepare elections and reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As premier, Tainan City Mayor William Lai (賴清德) will have to prepare for local elections in late 2018 while implementing further reforms, the international media said Tues...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Sept. 5 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Lin Chuan resigns as premier in preparation for major Cabinet reshuffle; La...

Poles protest plans to expand Warsaw in apparent power grab

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of protesters with flags and banners are marching in downtown Warsaw against the ruling party's plan to enlarge the Polish capital by incorporating 32 neighboring munici...

Hau declares bid for KMT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-bin declared on Facebook Saturday that he would be a candidate in the May 20 election for chairman of the Kuomintang. He had b...

NPP caucus whip vows to oust KMT in 2020 general election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - New Power Party (NPP) caucus whip Hsu Yung-ming in a recent interview said that the party has set a target of winning more than 10 of 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan, and incr...

The View from Taichung: KMT Holds Chair Election Early - Hung makes her move?

Taichung -- This week the Kuomintang (KMT) announced that its next election for Chairman has been tentatively set for May of 2017, instead of August as had been previously supposed. Current Chairman H...

The View from Taichung: Gay marriage and the Tsai Administration - a potential political trap

This month Taiwan experienced two sets of protests from radically different worlds, the protests for and against gay marriage, and the labor protests. The gay marriage protests generated huge crowds, ...