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Beijing denies funding pro-CCP organization in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Spokeswoman Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) on Wednesday (July 6) rejected allegations that Beijing has been channeling funds to support a pro...

Recall and referendum reform would be a mistake for Taiwan

The past month in Taiwanese politics has been dominated by two things: referendums and recalls. Back on December 18th, there were four referendums held on topics as diverse as nuclear power, pork i...

Ruling DPP makes case for amending recall rules in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislative caucus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday (Jan. 11) said it will propose a change to Taiwan’s election rules following a spa...

Independent Legislator Freddy Lim survives recall vote in his Taipei district

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) survived the recall referendum on Sunday (Jan. 9), as the number of “yes” votes did not pass the threshold to recall hi...

President of Taiwanese pro-China group dies from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The president of a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organization in Taiwan has died from COVID-19. On Wednesday afternoon (June 16), Chen Li-ling (陳麗玲), spokesperson f...

Taiwan mayoral by-election to take place in Kaohsiung Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Kaohsiung mayoral by-election will be held on Saturday (Aug. 15), the first such election in Taiwan after former Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted in a decisive vote in...

Interior Ministry proposes sweeping changes to election laws

Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior on Thursday proposed wide-ranging changes to the nation's election laws, with provisions aimed at stamping out disinformation and foreign political interferen...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

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...

Court snubs Han's plea to halt Kaohsiung mayoral recall election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court on Friday rejected Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) request to halt a planned vote to have him recalled as mayor. After a hea...

Taiwan People's Party vows to participate in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taipei City Government adviser Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said Friday (March 6) the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) will enter the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election if the petition to re...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor expected to clear 2nd hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung, organizer of the recall campaign against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), said Wednesday (Feb. 12) that it has received 230,753 signatures, which i...

Taiwan’s Anti-Infiltration Act to take effect Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Anti-Infiltration Act will start to take effect on Wednesday (Jan. 15) to stymie malicious interference by foreign powers in Taiwan's elections, according to the P...

Taiwan voters arrested for damaging election ballots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese citizens have been detained after destroying their ballots while another was arrested for trying to sneak his presidential vote out of a polling station. ...

Promoting candidates on Taiwan Election Day could result in NT$500,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's 2020 elections less than 10 days away, the Central Election Commission (CEC) has urged citizens to follow Election Day regulations to ensure the fairness...