First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

Defeated KMT lawmaker tipped to run for mayor of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the presidential and legislative elections out of the way, attention is turning toward local elections in late 2022, with defeated Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lee Yen...

Next generation of Taiwan's KMT fires first shot in fight for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After their party's defeat in Taiwan's general elections, the Kuomintang (KMT) party's younger members have begun questioning the party's core values while...

Australia seeks closer Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian government congratulated Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 12) for getting re-elected and added that it hoped to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan. The...

Chinese expats call on Taiwan's leader to support Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pro-democracy expats assembled on Sunday (Jan. 12) at a forum held by the New School of Democracy and urged the re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to help Hon...

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 ...

Taiwan's legislative elections a close contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results for the legislative election on Saturday (Jan. 11) are pouring in and appear to reveal a number of tight races. In Taipei City's No. 3 district, Kuomintang ...

Taiwanese jet in from US to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expats have returned en masse to their motherland to vote in the general election that will decide the fate of the island nation. Taiwan's 2020 election h...

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...

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...

New Taipei legislative candidate's grandchildren kneel to plead for support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Non-Partisan Solidarity Union legislative candidate Li Weng Yue-e (李翁月娥) appeared on stage on Wednesday (Jan. 8) with her grandchildren at her final campaign rally, where ...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: New Power Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Originating in the Sunflower Movement, the New Power Party (NPP) is a young party striving to make positive changes in the country while trying to stand firm amid its inne...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: People First Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The self-proclaimed most resilient third party in Taiwanese politics, the People First Party (PFP), says it is determined to save the country from the mess created by the ...

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’s Foxconn founder apologizes for sexism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) apologized on Facebook Saturday (Dec. 28) for saying a female legislative candidate was “busy marrying and giving birth to...