44% more Republicans than Democrats tweet to congratulate Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Like the governments of over 60 countries of the world, American political leaders have congratulated President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her landslide election victory over t...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Green Party Taiwan facing existential crisis after 2020 legislative election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The member of the Green Party Taiwan (GPT) Wang Hau-yu (王浩宇) announced his leave from the party on Saturday (Jan. 11) after the GPT failed to enter the legislature in the ...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...

Enoch Wu loses Taipei's 'duel of hunks' to Chiang Kai-shek's great grandson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Young, rising Democratic Progressive Party star Enoch Wu (吳怡農) lost what local media called "the duel of the two hunks" (雙帥對決) with Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wa...

The 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Laowai's Perspective

As a foreigner living in Taiwan, I cannot vote, but I have lived 11 years of my life here and it is hard to escape having a personal perspective on domestic politics. The Best KMT Candidate? It...

First election results come in from Taiwan’s offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s offshore islands were the first to reveal results of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections, as Kuomintang (KMT) candidates Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) and Chen Hsueh-...

Terminal cancer voter passes away on Taiwan's Election Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The terminally ill cancer patient who had hoped to live long enough to vote in Taiwan's elections passed away on the morning of Election Day ( (Jan. 11). This Leuke...

Tsai calls on Taiwanese to embrace Han fans, regardless of election outcome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a campaign rally on Thursday (Jan. 9), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) encouraged followers to embrace supporters of her riva...

Photo of the Day: Cat ears, cosplay, death metal featured in Taiwan campaign ad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This wild election campaign rally advertisement for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) showing the whimsical side of Taiwanese society appeared on Facebook on Wednesda...

US senator says Taiwan election vital for 'fight for human rights & freedom'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R) from Florida on Monday (Jan. 6) released a tweet supporting Taiwan's election and issuing a warning against the spread of Communist China&#...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: Taiwan Statebuilding Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Founded in Kaohsiung just three years ago, the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) aims to replace the Kuomintang (KMT) party as the second wheel in Taiwan's politics no ...

Anti-Infiltration Act to pass before 2020 Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Anti-Infiltration Act (反滲透法) will go through a third reading at the Legislative Yuan on Dec. 31, with the aim of stifling malicious interference by foreign powers. ...

Youtuber Potter King 'flirts' again with Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After denying China's request to remove a video featuring President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), popular Taiwanese Youtuber Potter King (波特王) once again filmed with the preside...

Taiwan voters want president without legislative majority

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections are just 40 days away, and a poll conducted by Apple Online appears to show that 44 percent of voters want the new Ta...