Court sessions begin for lawsuit to annul Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Court sessions for the lawsuit filed by Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) to invalidate the Taipei mayoral election commenced on the morning of Dec. 24 at t...

Taiwan police hand 138 fake news cases to local authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), Lin Yen-tien (林炎田) said that 174 people have been implicated in 138 cases of fake news distribution in the lead up ...

Taipei City Mayor recount reaffirms Ko’s victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) released the result of the Taipei City Mayor election recount today, reaffirming incumbent independent Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) victor...

Taiwan president calls for unity, supports senior officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that she has worked closely with Premier William Lai (賴清德) over the past year, and that she hopes to continue this relationship in...

Taiwan approves resignations of three ministers following election losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following the poor results of the November 24 local elections for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the government on Saturday approved the resignations of the tran...

Two legislative by-elections to be held on Jan. 26, 2019: CEC

Legislative by-elections for seats vacated in Taipei and Taichung during recent elections for local government offices will be held on Jan. 26, 2019, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on...

Taiwan’s China policy remains unchanged after local elections: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai-ing Wen (蔡英文) said the people voted on domestic issues during the local elections on Nov. 24, and that Taiwan’s cross strait policy will remain...

Japan could initiate WTO dispute complaint against Taiwan’s ban on Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In light of Taiwan’s decision to ban food imports from a number of areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster through a referendum in the 9-in-1 electi...

Scholars: Taiwan's democratic elections informative to Chinese citizens regardless of results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International legal and political scholars who visited Taiwan to observe the nine-in-one elections say democratic elections on the island have a positive and demonstrative...

China has little to say in first Taiwan Affairs Council press conference since 9-in-1 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Council held its first official press conference since the nine-in-one elections today (Nov. 28). Spokesman for the council Ma Xiaoguang em...

Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang named as Taiwan ruling party's acting chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday named current Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) as its acting chairman. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) resigned ...

Taiwan to address long queues in polls with technology: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will seek solutions to queue woes on election days, employing technology in the wake of the recent 9-in-1 local elections where long waiting hours for casting ballo...

Hsieh Chin-ho: Chinese market is not the only cure for Taiwan's economic growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As China-leaning city mayor and county magistrate candidates won a landslide victory in Saturday's local elections, Wealth Magazine executive director Hsieh Chin-ho (謝金河) r...

Lots drawn to break tied vote in borough chief race in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – A special drawing of lots was held on Sunday to determine the fate of two candidates in a borough chief race in Taiwan because they both received the same number of votes on th...

Four alarming indications from Taiwan's nine-in-one elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of Saturday's local elections have been announced, and they were far worse than a simple electoral defeat for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). ...