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Lai Ching-te promises 'open, inclusive' government on Taiwan election eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) made four promises to Taiwanese while speaking at the "Protect the Nation" rally on ...

Taiwan vice president to register in DPP primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration for the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential primary election begins Monday (March 13). Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), who also...

The evil and vicious councilor challenging Taiwan's KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The headline of this column is not slander, editorial or malicious. It’s how Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Hsu Chiao-hsin (徐巧芯) describes herself when ...

Full list of Taiwan's new cabinet of ministers, deputies unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly-appointed Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) announced the new Cabinet lineup on Monday (Jan. 30) following the mass resignation of the Cabinet headed by Su Tseng-chang (蘇...

Taiwan's new cabinet of 33 ministers unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly-appointed Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) unveiled his new Cabinet in two separate announcements on Friday (Jan. 27) and Saturday (Jan. 28). While some Cabinet membe...

'Taiwan's son-in-law' Philip Lo diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 8) announced that Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division, was diagnosed with...

Former Taiwan VP attributes DPP’s COVID-19 measures to reasons it lost local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) gave four reasons why Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) failed so dismally in the local elections that took p...

Taipei City Mayor Ko to end final term with visit to Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will begin his final month in office with a three-day visit to Okinawa to promote tourism, reports said Tuesday (Nov. 29). Ko was firs...

Taipei mayor’s presidential bid complicated by local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) election campaign for the Taiwan presidency in 2024 has been dented by the failure of independent candidate Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) to w...

Former legislator Chiang Wan-an elected Taipei mayor in major win for KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), an alleged great-grandson of leader Chiang Kai-shek, defeated a popular former health minister and a former deputy mayor to win the ...

Former Taiwan health minister admits defeat in Taipei City mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) admitted defeat on Saturday (Nov. 26) evening as former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) led in pre...

Taiwan votes on lower voting age, mayors, city councils

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lingering concerns about the threat posed by its giant neighbor China took a backseat in Taiwan's closely watched local elections on Saturday as voters focused on other pressing ...

Voting for Taiwan's 9-in-1 local elections, constitutional referendum begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 nine-in-one local elections that will decide local leaders and councilors for the next term and the constitutional referendum that will decide whether Taiwan&rsqu...

Taiwan Elections: KMT looks set to win, but how big?

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is almost certainly going to win a strong majority of the seats open in Saturday’s (Nov. 26) election. Almost everyone is predicting they will...

Taiwan NFT community mint token for favored candidates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As candidates are drumming up votes through phone calls, street canvassing, and campaign rallies before the local elections coming up Saturday (Nov. 26), some of their sup...