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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...

New York attorney set to run in Taipei mayoral race as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) announced her Taipei mayoral bid on Friday (July 1) as an independent candidate, unveiling at the same time a p...

KMT names great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek to run for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a great-grandson of the late dictator Chiang Kai-shek, to run for mayor of Taipei City in ...

KMT Legislator Chiang Wan-an diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) has tested positive for COVID-19. Chiang announced the news on Facebook late Friday evening (May 6). He said ...

What's at stake in this year's pivotal Taiwan elections?

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — This year’s local elections are going to have far more significance than normal. The reverberations will be felt for the next decade or longer. The nine-in-one ...

Taiwan's art of political knife-fighting on display in Taoyuan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — “I’ll fight you to the death” and “even if your polling is strong, you won’t be nominated; I just don’t want you” are just some...

Opposition leaders talk about lessons for Taiwan in Ukraine invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of leaders among Taiwan’s key opposition parties have spoken out about Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, condemning war, calling for humanitarian a...

Taiwan's KMT is continuing to sink while Eric Chu continues to point fingers

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In Eric Chu (朱立倫) victorious run for Kuomintang (KMT) chair last year he pledged to restore the fortunes of a party that appeared to be at a low point. Since then, thing...

Chen Shih-chung puzzles press over Taipei mayor run, Lin grins and ducks

This year’s local elections are on the horizon, and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) will be term-limited. The (Taipei-based) political writers, (Taipei-base...

CECC head on Taipei mayoral election: 'Priority is curbing COVID'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare and head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) responded to speculation about a bid for Taipei mayor by saying...

Why Taiwanese democracy needs strong opposition

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) is in a very bad place at the moment. It all looked so rosy just a few years ago. Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) swept to office in the DPP stronghold of Kaoh...

Chiang Wan-an of KMT expected to announce bid for Taipei mayor after LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is expected to announce a run for the mayoralty of Taipei following the Lunar New Year holiday, reports s...

CECC head trails KMT lawmaker in Taipei mayor polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) has lost ground to Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) in a hypothetical matchup for Taipei mayor. As Ko...

CBC head proposes KMT's Han Kuo-yu for Taipei mayor election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)-affiliated China Broadcasting Corporation Chao Shao-kang (趙少康) has caused a stir in Taiwan’s main opposition party in recent days af...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...