Book by ex-Premier Lai tops Taiwan bestseller lists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) was adding extra book-signing sessions as his recently published memoirs topped bestseller lists Thursday (April 11). Lai has been running fo...

KMT members call for Han Kuo-yu to enter Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Approximately 20 members of the Kuomintang (KMT) party on Tuesday (April 9) called on Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to run for president of Taiwan in 2020, reported CNA. ...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai to continue with primaries despite disagreement with delay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Thursday he would continue participating in the primary process even though he disagreed with Wednesday’s Democratic Progressive Part...

Taiwan Railways Administration’s 4th generation ticketing system criticized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) fourth generation ticketing system was severely criticized by legislators at a hearing at the Legislative Yuan's Transportatio...

Taiwan ruling party postpones presidential primaries until after May 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has postponed primaries to pick a presidential candidate from mid-April until after May 22, the Central News Agency reported Wednesday. ...

DPP presidential candidate shouldn't be chosen 'under the table'

There's been drama every day recently as Taiwan's two major political parties attempt to nail down their candidates for the 2020 presidential election. The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) d...

William Lai shows support for Taiwan Relations Act ahead of DPP primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former premier William Lai (賴清德) showed his support for the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and its 40th anniversary this year, in a Facebook post on Wednesday (April 10). Lai sa...

Lai will not pull out of DPP primary, hopes for Tsai's support if he wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — William Lai (賴清德) said during a press conference today (Tuesday, April 9) that if he wins the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election, he hopes to gain support...

Incumbent president should not have special advantage: Taiwan ex-Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Existing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regulations about presidential primaries do not include a special advantage for an incumbent president, former Premier William Lai (賴...

Tsai and Lai gear up for primary contest ahead of Taiwan president election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The discord between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her main challenger, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) in the bid for the president in the 2020 election as the ruling ...

Hard-hitting DPP video supports Uyghurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) launched a five-minute video on its Facebook page Friday (April 5) featuring prominent Uyghur activists and revealing the brutality ...

Taiwanese lawyer with Chinese ID vows to sue Taiwan after rights revoked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After having his household registration and rights revoked for receiving a Chinese ID, Taiwanese legal expert, Shao Tzuping (邵子平) said that he is planning to sue Taiwan for thi...

Tsai and Lai meet to negotiate DPP primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen and William Lai (賴清德) were able to clearly communicate their views and ideas regarding the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary in a meeting t...

William Lai calls for fair DPP primary, declares commitment to Taiwan and party unity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With speculation and tension surrounding the upcoming presidential primary of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), candidate William Lai (賴清德) is calling for a fair and tra...

Pro-Taiwan Independence group Formosa Alliance announces split from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the second anniversary of Taiwan’s “Freedom of Speech Day” designated as April 7, by former Premier Lin Quan (林全) in 2016, the Formosa Alliance ...