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DPP's Taoyuan campaign collapses, spreading chaos in the party across Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Aug. 12, former Hsinchu Mayor, a rising star in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the party’s nominee as candidate for Taoyuan Mayor Lin Chih-c...

Poll suggests tight race for Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll indicates that the upcoming Taipei mayoral election could see fierce competition with votes split up among three candidates. The poll suggests 28.3% of adult...

The who and what on the DPP factions vying to shape Taiwan's future

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — With martial law still in force, on September 28, 1986 a loose grouping of 132 people previously referred to as the “Tangwai” (黨外, literally “outside t...

The key force in Taiwan's politics that English press doesn't cover

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In the local press and on TV talk shows, there is seemingly endless discussion recently about the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) factions (派系). During the ongoing DP...

Vice president hails Taiwan-US partnership as key to regional peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) lauded close Taiwan-U.S. ties and vowed to protect democracy in a speech delivered at an Independence Day celebration held by the America...

Taiwan poll sees DPP lead in 4 out of 6 special municipalities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) holds a massive lead over his challenger, but in four of the other five special municipalities the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

‘The game has not started yet,’ says potential Taipei mayoral candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊), widely expected to run in the year-end mayoral race, on Tuesday (July 19) shrugged off suggestions that she does not stand a cha...

Hyperventilating media, public image, and Taiwan mayoral campaigns

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Having only just joined the campaign team of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for Taipei mayor Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), lawmaker Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) went on the ...

Taipei mayoral candidate Chen panned over wife talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei mayor’s wife, Peggy Chen (陳珮琪), on Monday (July 18) lashed out at Democratic Progressive Party mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) for an alleged smea...

Taipei mayoral hopeful says he dropped bid to secure US residency in 1971

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former health minister and Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party said on Sunday (July 17) he had given up the opportuni...

Hsueh Jui-yuan named Taiwan's new health minister, Victor Wang heads CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the former health minister's entry into the Taipei mayoral race, the Cabinet on Friday (July 15) announced the new health minister and deputy health minister...

Taiwan health minister attends final Cabinet meeting before Taipei mayoral campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) attended his final Cabinet meeting Thursday (July 14) before tendering his resignation to prepare for a run in the Nov. 2...

President Tsai stumps for mayoral candidates for Taipei, New Taipei

Update: 2022-07-13 18:00 Chen will resign from his current position as the health minister on Thursday (July 14) after a Cabinet meeting, according to his aides. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre...

Taiwan health minister's new Facebook page gains 80,000 followers overnight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Facebook page set up by Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) after announcing his candidacy for Taipei City mayor has gained over 80,000 followers since ...

Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung to enter Taipei mayoral race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also doubles as the head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), will represent the Democratic Progressive...