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...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power stations by 1 percent annually in the coming two years, but will proceed with its plan to abolish nuclear power by...

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...

Legislative by-elections: DPP wins in Taipei, KMT wins in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidates declared victory in their race for the legislative seats vacated during last year's local elections in...

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 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...

Taiwan to ban foreign-funded election ads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Executive Yuan passed the draft amendments to two regulations recently, to ban election ads funded by other countries, either directly or indirectly, to reduce vote...

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...

Google releases top 10 search terms in Taiwan for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google yesterday (Dec. 12) released its Year in Search for 2018, including the results for Taiwan, which revealed that the World Cup, Chinese TV dramas, 2018 Taiwanese local el...

Armenian PM's bloc seen winning parliamentary vote

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Preliminary results in Armenia's snap parliamentary election show the electoral bloc of the country's new leader winning an overwhelming majority. A prelimina...

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...

Ballot recount for Taipei mayor has begun, officials say

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei District Court announced today that it has started the recount procedure for votes cast on the new Taipei City mayor. The nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24 brough...

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...