Revelation of NT$72 million Taipei home tarnishes Han's 'common folk' image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) image as just another one of the "common folk" took a hit on Wednesday (Nov. 6), when news broke t...

PFP leader James Soong could change Taiwan's 2020 election landscape: political observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) is said to be "highly likely" to run for Taiwan's presidency, a political observer has said such a mov...

2020 Taiwan Elections: Party heavyweights battle for bellwether New Taipei City seats

New Taipei City, which has 12 legislative seats up for grabs and is known as a bellwether municipality, has emerged as a battleground ahead of the January 2020 elections, drawing the attention of the ...

Taiwan President Tsai might pick ex-Premier Lai as running mate on Nov. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) might announce former Premier William Lai (賴清德) as her choice of running mate in the Jan. 11, 2020 presidential election on Nov. 14, according...

Taiwan to regulate benefits for 45,000 food delivery drivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's labor ministry is set to draft a new law to protect more than 45,000 food delivery drivers nationwide, following reports of couriers being killed or injured o...

Taiwan ex-Vice President compares campaign defeat to assassination attempt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the failure of her presidential bid, former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) compared the allegations of irregularities to the 2004 election-eve shooting which ne...

PFP leader James Soong explores Taiwan presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) is exploring the possibility of launching a presidential ticket for the fourth time, reports said Saturday (Nov. 2). ...

Taiwan president and former rival William Lai rally together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Saturday (Nov. 2) at a rally supporting the re-election of a Democratic Progressive Party (D...

Senior DPP officials advocate President Tsai's reelection at Taiwan New Century Foundation event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) and former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) on Friday (Nov. 1) attended a fund-raising dinner organized by the Taiwan New Cent...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai might meet in public Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) may meet in public for the first time since their primary rivalry at a campaign event in Tainan on Saturd...

Cardboard cutouts of Mayor Han occupy Kaohsiung City Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During Thursday's first interpellation session at Kaohsiung City Council, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators placed 25 cardboard cutouts of Kaohsiung Mayor...

Taiwan Legislature ratifies 5 Central Election Commission nominees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan gave its seal of approval to five candidates for the Central Election Commission (CEC) amid an opposition boycott Tuesday (October 29). The three w...

Wife of Taiwan legislative speaker announces exit from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hong Heng-chu (洪恆珠), the wife of Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), announced that she is leaving the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday (Oct. 27) during a spee...

Over 27% of Taiwan people support independence: MAC poll

A recent survey released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which is in charge of supervising exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, showed that more than 27 percent of respondents in the poll suppor...

Taiwan's interior minister gets in shouting match with pro-China reporter over HK suspect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) blamed the Hong Kong government for allowing a murderer to walk free before being accosted by a pro-China reporter. As he...