Lai says Taiwan already independent, China warns of 'disaster'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate William Lai stated that Taiwan is "already an independent sovereign country' on Monday (Nov. ...

Media figure rejects ‘5 nuisances,’ ex-president suggests vote for Taiwan Action Party Alliance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After media personality Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) said Thursday (November 21) that Taiwanese voters were facing a tough choice between “five nuisances,” former Presi...

Party chairs in war of words over nominee lists for Taiwan's legislative elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) has entered a war of words on social media with his Kuomintang (KMT) counterpart Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) over the l...

US, Japan, EU watch Taiwan presidential election as voters face ‘5 nuisances’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2020 elections, the people of Taiwan will choose their president, vice president, and legislators — in other words, the politicians who will manage important ...

Taiwan KMT candidate says 'men better at standing guard, women better at makeup'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday raised hackles at a rally in front of a women's organization when he said, "A man's life is...

Taipei Mayor Ko slams pro-independence figures for fake love towards Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) lambasted Taiwanese pro-independence figures on Wednesday (Nov. 20), accusing them of lying about loving the country while their offspring hav...

KMT candidate to rally supporters on same day of march calling for his removal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As organizers get ready for the "1221 Wecare Taiwan Parade" in December, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team are planning to ho...

Former president vows to climb Taiwan's highest mountain after TAPA legislative wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said Wednesday (Nov. 20) that he will climb to the top of Yushan if the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) can wi...

China interferes in Taiwan's election 'every day': President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Nov. 19) said that China is interfering with Taiwan's upcoming election on a daily basis. On Tuesday afternoon, Tsai...

Pres. Tsai, William Lai register as candidates in Taiwan's presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai-Ing wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) formally registered as the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Democratic Progressive Pa...

Cambodia continues to deny Taiwan's request to establish representative office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Monday (Nov. 18) that Cambodia has yet to approve the Taiwanese government's request to establish a representative office i...

Taiwan election poll shows Tsai leads Han by 16 points

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poll shows incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has extended her lead over the Kuomintang's (KMT) Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to 16 ...

2020 Taiwan Elections: DPP faces challenge in stronghold Tainan

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faces a challenge in maintaining its stranglehold on the legislative seats in Tainan in upcoming elections, with the opposition aiming to win two of the s...

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...