New Power Party spokesperson may join DPP's Kaohsiung mayor campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party (NPP) spokesperson Huang Jie (黃捷) has been invited to join Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai’s (陳其邁) campaign team for the Ka...

Taiwan vice premier announces bid for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just hours after tendering his resignation to Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Wednesday (June 17), Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) announced his bid for Kaohsiung mayor. ...

Taiwanese vice premier expected to resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has hinted that he would resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor, a post left vacant after Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted last week by a recall vote...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung to elect new mayor Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following last Saturday’s successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the city will hold a by-election to fill his post on August 15, the Central Election...

Han Kuo-yu recall leaves Kaohsiung at a crossroads

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Since the result of Saturday’s recall election in Kaohsiung and the subsequent tragic news about the apparent suicide of Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Taiwan's two opposition parties urged to field candidate for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) proposed on Thursday (June 11) that opposition parties Kuomintang (KMT) and TPP jointly field a candidat...

KMT not to blame for recall defeat: Mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) told Kuomintang (KMT) party leaders Wednesday (June 10) that his defeat in last week’s recall vote was not their fault but the resul...

Taipei mayor’s aide says not running for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) said on Sunday (June 7) that she will not run for the mayorship of Kaohsiung, which was recently vacated...

Breaking News: KMT mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung loses recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has lost an unprecedented vote recalling him as mayor of Kaohsiung City, according to results shown by cabl...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Chen Chien-jen becomes Taiwan's first vice president to give up pension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following his announcement Wednesday (May 13) that he would return to Academia Sinica after leaving office next week, Vice President Chen Chien-Jen (陳建仁) became the island...

Innovation ecosystem launched to revolutionize S. Taiwan business landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the coronavirus pandemic creates headwinds for many industries in Taiwan, a Tainan university is set to lead an innovation ecosystem in which the government and top tec...