Taiwan's CEC confirms date of presidential, legislative elections

The Central Election Commission (CEC) formally announced Friday that Taiwan will hold its legislative and presidential elections on Jan. 11, 2020. Eligible voters will be able to cast their ballots...

Former Taiwan president warns Tsai voters not to take Lu's withdrawal lightly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said on Sunday (Nov. 3) that former Vice President Annette Lu’s (呂秀蓮) withdrawal from the 2020 presidential race was not necess...

Former Taiwan Vice President Annette Lu quits presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) has announced she is dropping her bid for the presidency as she failed to garner enough signatures from the public for her to qualif...

Taiwan Legislature ratifies 5 Central Election Commission nominees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan gave its seal of approval to five candidates for the Central Election Commission (CEC) amid an opposition boycott Tuesday (October 29). The three w...

Ex Taiwan vice president in disbelief over Tsai’s steady poll numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said on Tuesday (Oct. 8) that the Taiwanese people deserve a third option on the presidential ballot and appealed to the public to a...

Voters wearing Taiwan flag-themed clothes to be allowed into polling stations in elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters wearing outfits bearing the national flag of Taiwan will be allowed to cast their ballots in the January elections, the country’s Central Election Commission ...

Taipei KMT mayoral candidate insists on legal appeal against election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate in last year’s Taipei City mayoral election, Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), said Friday (September 20) that he was pushing through with his le...

Parents of Taipei City Mayor too late to help him register for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the unexpected decision by Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) not to run for president, the registration process for the January 2020 election took anoth...

Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission. ...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Tsai Ing-wen: Only the KMT is making the Hong Kong protests an election issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Election Tidbits about nominees and possible candidates:Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu and Terry Gou. [ Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:05 Sept. 11, 2019 ] Han Kuo-yu (Chinese Na...

Foxconn founder expected to announce presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) is expected to announce his run for the presidency, according to the top aide of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who has been in talks with t...

Aides to Foxconn founder and Taipei mayor visit election commission together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Key aides to Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) visited the Central Election Commission (CEC) together Tuesday (September 10)...

Formosa Alliance member Ou Chong-jing wants to run for president of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The emergence of a fourth candidate in the January 2020 presidential election became more likely Tuesday (September 10) as leading Formosa Alliance member Ou Chong-jing (歐...

Taiwan pro-independence supporter commends William Lai's fair play in DPP primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The presidential primary of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ended on June 13, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) securing the party’s nomination. However, may ...