Taipei mayor to go on leave to campaign for TPP legislative candidates: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has reportedly asked for a leave from office starting Dec. 30 to campaign for the legislative candidates of his newly founded Taiwan People&rs...

Taiwan president to join rock star legislator's campaign rally and concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy metal band frontman-turned-politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will stage a concert with his band, Chthonic, at Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday evening (Dec. 21) i...

Taiwan ex-president barred from running in legislative election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) cannot run for a legislative seat in the January 11, 2020 elections due to his conviction for corruption, the Central Election Commis...

Facebook publishes data about political ads in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to increase the transparency of the Taiwanese election campaign, Facebook on Wednesday (December 4) published data about spending on political ads on its site. ...

TV still influential in Taiwan election campaign: US academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though the Internet and social media have gained in influence, the impact of television on the election campaign in Taiwan is still considerable, said Kharis Templema...

Taiwan does not need two large parties and two small ones: Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Saturday (November 30) publicly disagreed with a statement by Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) that Taiwan needed two large ...

DPP majority in Taiwan legislature would be nightmare: PFP candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An absolute majority for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the new Legislative Yuan would be "a nightmare within a nightmare," the Foxconn Technology fou...

Paroled ex-president eyes comeback in Taiwan's 2020 legislative races

Update: The deputy chief of Taiwan's Central Election Commission said at the Legislative Yuan on Thursday (Nov. 21) that anyone who is serving prison sentence will not be allowed to register as a ...

US, Japan, EU watch Taiwan presidential election as voters face ‘5 nuisances’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2020 elections, the people of Taiwan will choose their president, vice president, and legislators — in other words, the politicians who will manage important ...

Google allows Taiwan 2020 election candidates on YouTube

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Google is refusing to accept advertising from candidates in the January 11, 2020 elections, videos featuring the politicians on its YouTube site are still allowed, r...

Former president vows to climb Taiwan's highest mountain after TAPA legislative wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said Wednesday (Nov. 20) that he will climb to the top of Yushan if the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) can wi...

Shin Kong executive to run for Legislative Yuan on Taiwan People’s Party list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cynthia Wu (吳欣盈), a member of the family behind the Shin Kong business empire, wants to feature on the at-large legislative list for the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP),...

Renewed upheaval hits Taiwan’s KMT over its list of legislative candidates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) party faced more controversy over its list of at-large legislative candidates on Saturday (November 16) as one candidate was voted out and another wit...

Taiwan KMT vice-presidential candidate recommends vote for other party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) vice-presidential candidate Simon Chang (張善政) upset the opposition party’s supporters by telling a radio show Thursday (November 14) that if voters ...

Taiwan Action Party Alliance might name ex-President Chen as legislative candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) is considering naming former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as a candidate on its at-large list for January’s legisl...