Taiwan VP hopeful Lai cites Hong Kong protest, calls for unity in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) vice presidential candidate, William Lai (賴清德), said Sunday (Nov. 17) that the ongoing Hong Kong protests are sending the alar...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen names former Premier Lai as running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced on Sunday (Nov. 17) that her former primary rival William Lai (賴清德) will be her running mate for the 2020 presidential electi...

Tsai to announce Lai as running mate for Taiwan's presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will announce former Premier William Lai (賴清德) as her running mate for the 2020 presidential election on Sunday (Nov. 17) at the est...

Shin Kong executive to run for Legislative Yuan on Taiwan People’s Party list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cynthia Wu (吳欣盈), a member of the family behind the Shin Kong business empire, wants to feature on the at-large legislative list for the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP),...

Simon Chang could prove a bigger threat to Tsai than Han Kuo-yu

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s presidential election continues to heat up, with the big news this week being the announcement of the running mate for KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). ...

Taiwan president likely to pick ex-Premier Lai as running mate within 48 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is highly likely to announce former Premier William Lai (賴清德) as her running mate within the next 48 hours, a Democratic Progressive Party (DP...

Pro-unification politician drops out of KMT legislator-at-large selection process amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) has announced he will pull out of the Kuomintang (KMT) party’s legislator-at-large candidate selection process, as the oppos...

DPP announces legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has finally nailed down its slate of nominees for legislator-at-large seats in the Jan. 11 elections amid a politica...

Taiwan professor bashes Hong Kong student protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the escalating violence across Hong Kong university campuses, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) President Way Kuo (郭位), a Taiwanese citizen, has received internati...

Taiwan KMT vice-presidential candidate recommends vote for other party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) vice-presidential candidate Simon Chang (張善政) upset the opposition party’s supporters by telling a radio show Thursday (November 14) that if voters ...

Taiwan's President, DPP condemn Hong Kong police violence at university campus

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have condemned the actions of the Hong Kong police for their attacks on student protesters at a Hong Kong univ...

Taiwan parties to announce legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three major political parties are slated to nominate candidates for legislator-at-large seats this week ahead of the Jan. 11 elections, with most of them bein...

Taiwan's PFP Chairman James Soong announces presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 13) that he would enter the presidential race to compete with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of th...

Taiwan KMT candidate says 'Big Brother' will blast him with '5 nukes'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Nov. 10) warned that "Big Brother" is going to drop "five nuclear bombs" to "b...

2020 Taiwan presidential election (60 days remaining): Tsai vs. Han vs. Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan News presents the latest polls issued by various media outlets and organizations on a weekly basis, combining information from many different opinion polls to best ...