Senior DPP officials advocate President Tsai's reelection at Taiwan New Century Foundation event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) and former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) on Friday (Nov. 1) attended a fund-raising dinner organized by the Taiwan New Cent...

Taipei mayor accuses Chen Chu of 'sinning' against democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Oct. 4), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) made scathing remarks against Chen Chu (陳菊), the current secretary-general to the president, saying she has “sinne...

Taiwan president's top aide lambasted over no-show at cigarette smuggling briefing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top aide of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) came under fire for failing to appear at a briefing on the cigarette smuggling case that has embroiled Taiwan’s national s...

Legislator demands full disclosure of buyers in Taiwan’s cigarette smuggling case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The finance minister of Taiwan has promised to launch a complete investigation into the cigarette smuggling incident by the end of the week as questions remain about the h...

Former talk show host considers run for Taiwan's legislature, relocates to Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dennis Peng (彭文正), the former host of a news program on Formosa TV that was canceled earlier this year, is reportedly considering running for a legislative seat to represe...

Taipei Mayor faces backlash on Facebook after controversial comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is facing a backlash on social media after his recent comments intended to boost popularity have backfired. Ko’s Facebook page likes ...

Taipei mayor says Chen Chu is 'a fat Han Kuo-yu'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a major slip of the tongue, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) referred to Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) as "a fat Han Kuo-yu" (...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

Taiwan president’s top aide proposes Tsai-Lai ticket as election nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A top aide to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged Taiwanese expatriates in Japan to push for a presidential ticket for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with fo...

Taiwan president’s aide urged to resign over cigarette smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-ban (陳水扁) called for the resignation of a senior official from the Office of the President over the cigarette smuggling scandal in a Face...

Taiwan police investigate student for false allegations about presidential official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police are investigating a student for making false allegations about a link between the top suspect in the recent cigarette smuggling scandal and Presidential Office Secr...

President Tsai visits St. Lucia on 4th leg of Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

St. Lucia (Taiwan Today)-- President Tsai Ing-wen touched down July 17 in St. Lucia on the final leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability that also included stops in Haiti, St. Kitts a...

Former Sunflower Movement activists join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move intended to garner young voters’ support in the presidential election in 2020, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed the student leader of...

Taiwan Independence activist halts hunger strike after 52 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 52 days of a hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence, former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua (黃華) agreed to halt his action and go to the hospital. Huang ...

Hunger striker for Taiwan Independence enters 52nd day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua’s (黃華) hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence entered its 52nd day Tuesday (July 9). Huang, 80, originally only co...