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Pre-election polls to be banned in Taiwan starting Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ban on election-related polls in the run-up to the elections in Taiwan will be implemented starting Jan. 1, according to the country’s electoral authorities. Th...

Recall action against Taiwan candidate to enter new phase after massive march

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a protest which reportedly drew half a million marchers, the WeCare campaign said it would officially file its recall request against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu...

KMT candidate loses appeal against result of 2018 Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Court on Tuesday morning (Dec. 17) announced that it has rejected former Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung's (丁守中) appeal to have the 2018 Tai...

Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu sues legislator over gravel excavation claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) had his campaign staff file a lawsuit on Monday (Dec. 2) against New Power Party (NPP) legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌)....

Taiwan police allegedly abuse power on matters related to Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the revelations by a self-professed Chinese spy continue to grab headlines in Taiwan, the government’s response to related issues has also come under scrutiny. ...

We Care Kaohsiung to launch petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The non-governmental organization We Care Kaohsiung is preparing a petition to have itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) recalled as ...

Taiwan to ban foreign-funded election ads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Executive Yuan passed the draft amendments to two regulations recently, to ban election ads funded by other countries, either directly or indirectly, to reduce vote...

Two legislative by-elections to be held on Jan. 26, 2019: CEC

Legislative by-elections for seats vacated in Taipei and Taichung during recent elections for local government offices will be held on Jan. 26, 2019, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on...

KMT's Ting Shou-chung opts for recount in Taipei mayoral race, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After losing by a razor thin margin in Saturday's mayoral election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) today filed a r...

Ting Shou-chung to file lawsuit seeking nullification of Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Unsuccessful Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for Mayor of Taipei City Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) withdrew his request for the votes to be recounted today, and will begin a legal pro...

Opponent of Taipei mayor elect files lawsuit to challenge election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang’s (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost to incumbent mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) by a razor-thin margin (0.23%) in the 2018 Taipei mayo...

Taiwan Sunflower Movement leader survives recall vote over same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Power Party Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) will hold on to his seat in the Legislative Yuan because the number of voters who agreed Saturday with the recall brought by...

Taiwan Sunflower Movement leader faces recall over gay marriage issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents in a New Taipei City district were casting their ballot Saturday in a recall vote launched by opponents of same-sex marriage against a prominent leader of the Su...