Taiwan to elect president and Legislative Yuan on January 11, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place next January 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday. It was already known a Saturday in J...

Greater China Amazon Web Services IoT Lab to open in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Friday that its Greater China Area AWS Internet of Things (IoT) Lab will open in Taipei to help accelerate the design and deployment of...

Taiwan presidential and legislative elections on same day in January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place on one and the same day in January 2020, though the precise date will only be determined later, the Central Elect...

Kaohsiung, Pingtung to lose seats, Tainan, Hsinchu to gain seats in 2020 Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaker of the Executive Yuan Kolas Yukata announced today that Premier William Lai (賴清德) and Legislative Yuan president Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) reached an agreement over elec...

Taiwan to hold 3 legislative by-elections on March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislative by-elections necessary to fill up three seats vacated by winners in the November 24 local elections will take place on March 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC...

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 moves January legislative by-elections to a Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a rare move, two legislative by-elections originally scheduled for Saturday January 26 will be postponed to the following day to avoid interference with examinations, the Ce...

One third of nine-in-one election staff had no election experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports say one third of polling station staff during the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24 were new. According to CNA, the Central Election Committee submitted a report...

Lessons from Taiwan’s recent referendums and why e-voting is the way forward

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The political upheaval of the recent local elections has overshadowed what was a landmark moment in Taiwanese democracy. Last weekend gave the Taiwanese electorate the ch...

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 to consider e-voting for referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following chaotic scenes during last weekend’s voting, the Central Election Commission (CEC) should consider e-voting for referendums, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said...

Taiwan's goal to go nuclear-free will persist despite pro-nuke referendum passing: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a pro-nuke referendum that was passed last Saturday, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday that the government will maintain its policy to decrease rel...

Premier Lai rescinds resignation, pledges to respect Taiwan's referendum results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Monday he will stay on to carry out the government’s policies and reforms, even though his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) s...

Ting Shou-chung to file lawsuit seeking nullification of Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Unsuccessful Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for Mayor of Taipei City Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) withdrew his request for the votes to be recounted today, and will begin a legal pro...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan local elections 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Now that the dust has settled from Saturday's (Nov. 24) "nine-in-one" local elections to select mayoral and county magistrate seats across Taiwan, the opposition ...