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The KMT's radical plan to win Taiwan-centric voters from the DPP

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In a now-famous interview with the BBC right after winning re-election in 2020, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) dropped this bombshell: “We are an independent country...

Kolas Yotaka takes aim at magistrate post in Taiwan’s Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kolas Yotaka (谷辣斯.尤達卡), spokesperson for the Office of the President, has dismissed claims the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will use her as “cannon fodd...

DPP legislator pulls out of New Taipei mayoral race over delayed nomination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lo Chih-cheng (羅致政) on Sunday (July 3) pulled his name out of consideration to be the party’s candidate for New Taipei ...

Former legislator leaves Taiwan Statebuilding Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Friday (June 1) named 24 candidates for the year-end local elections after its only former legislator, Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) announced ...

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 backtracks on remarks backing China’s Taiwan Strait claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (June 29) backtracked on remarks made by its U.S. envoy that seemed to support China’s recent assertions that the Taiwan Strait is ...

Taiwan political commentator advocates new wave of democratic reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan needs a new wave of democratic reforms because its political parties have been backsliding, Ying-lung You (游盈隆), the chairman of the Taiwanese Public Opinion Founda...

Taiwan’s KMT names think tank chief to run for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (June 29) named Ko Chih-en (柯志恩), the chairwoman of its think tank, to run for mayor of Kaohsiung City in the Nov. 26 election. She wi...

Hong Kong and Taiwan, so similar yet so different

Twenty-five years ago, Hong Kong reverted to China on July 1, while Friday also represents the halfway mark of the territory's agreed implementation of a "one country, two systems" polit...

Taiwan's political parties accused of 'backsliding,' bypassing primaries for local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The trend of bypassing party primaries for local elections is undermining democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Monday (June 27). Taiwanese Public Opinion F...

Taipei mayor claims his presidency 'only way to break blue-green battle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (June 26) claimed that only by electing him president can voters "break the blue-green battle" in Taiwan and criticized ri...

Could Taiwan's KMT be making moves to drop the 1992 consensus?

This is part six in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans need to know ...

Is the new KMT pro-US shift actually for real?

This is part five in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans need to know...

Taiwan culture minister visits French Senate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Culture Minister Lee Yung-te (李永得) visited France’s Senate in Paris in the company of a senior senator, reports said Monday (June 20). Lee and his spouse, Democra...

How pro-China is the KMT now?

This is part four in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit to the U.S. and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans ...