Young Taiwanese overseas compatriots come home to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) final campaign rally before the general election took place on Ketagalan Boulevard (凱達格蘭大道) Friday night (Jan. 10), and 80 Tai...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

Final countdown of 2020 Taiwan elections

In the final countdown to Saturday's (Jan. 11) elections, the candidates are making their last pitch to win the hearts and minds of voters in Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the ruling ...

Chinese human rights activists denied visit to Taiwan KMT presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team have turned down the request of a group of Chinese human rights activists to visit their campaign hea...

Video shows Hong Kong actor telling Taiwanese to 'go home and vote'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A short but moving video by Hong Kong actor Chapman To (杜汶澤) calling on Taiwanese to cherish their democracy and vote has quickly gone viral in Taiwan, with over 120,00 vi...

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...

KMT candidates accuse Taiwan president of 'bootlicking Communist China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Cheng Cheng-chien (鄭正鈐), KMT Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強), and New Party Taipei City Councilor Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) on W...

Taiwan election misinformation floods social media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Central Election Committee (CEC) said at a press briefing on Wednesday (Jan. 8) there has been an increase in fake information on the internet about Saturday...

2020 Taiwan Elections / Presidential/legislative campaign countdown -- 5 days to go

Taiwan is holding its presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11, and the candidates are traveling the country this week to make their final appeals to voters. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) o...

Video shows China unification supporters assault Taiwanese actor for flipping them off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions heat up before Saturday's election (Jan. 11), videos have surfaced showing pro-China unification supporters assaulting a Taiwanese actor. Multiple video...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: Green Party Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A party that has been evolving for 23 years, the Green Party Taiwan (GPT) seeks to prove that integrity and progressive values are cornerstones of its platform as its purs...

Taiwan MOL: Employees working election day must receive overtime pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Friday (Dec. 27) that employers must pay overtime to employees who work on Jan. 11, 2020, the day of the country's preside...

Beijing to mobilize thousands of Taiwanese to gather information on 2020 elections: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tens of thousands of Taiwanese are said to be planning to turn up at the country's nearly 14,900 polling stations on Jan. 11 to report the election results first-hand,...

Former Japanese diplomat predicts narrow victory for Tsai in 2020 Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A newly retired Japanese diplomat made a prediction about Taiwan's 2020 elections on Sunday (Dec. 22), saying that incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) might defeat ...

A presidential debate is an unnecessary risk for Tsai

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This week saw the three candidates for next month’s presidential election taking part in the campaign’s first televised debate. Except it wasn’t re...