Taiwan’s KMT to pick presidential candidate by July 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) announced Wednesday (May 15) it will use opinion polls without smartphones to select its presidential candidate by July 16 at the latest. The conte...

Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...

William Lai pledges 'will not declare Taiwan independence' if elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai spoke about his presidential campaign platform and touched on several sensitive issues for voters on Tuesday (May 14) night at National Central ...

Taiwan President’s camp is playing with the DPP’s future: opinion poll expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) camp is “overtaking on a bend” and playing with the life and death of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) by including ...

Taiwan presidential hopeful William Lai meets entertainer William Shen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a William double bill, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met entertainer and television producer William Shen (沈玉琳) to record a food show outside a temple Tuesday (May 1...

Taiwan presidential hopeful William Lai starts minivan tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Presidential hopeful William Lai kick-started his Project Soapbox in front of Keelung Railway Station on Monday afternoon (May 13). Together with actor and impersonator...

Next president must oppose China, ensure Taiwan's sovereignty: William Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – William Lai (賴清德) Taiwan’s former premier and a presidential candidate vying for the Democratic Progress Party’s (DPP) nomination for the upcoming presidential...

Hurried change in the primary rules damages the DPP’s image: Ying-lung You

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The latest controversy to hit the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) selection process of a presidential candidate is the dispute over whether or not to include ce...

Free Economic Zones: How to ruin a good idea by focusing on China

Thanks to Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT)-centric media, the news agenda is once again being driven by the ramblings of KMT-darling Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). His hair-brained scheme to create a “free...

Taiwan ex-Premier’s speech in Japan to receive extra attention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) might be addressing hundreds when he speaks in Tokyo Sunday (May 12) about the common challenges facing Taiwan and Japan. The Democrati...

Why the 'Han wave' is receding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An opinion piece in Up Media posted on Friday (May 10) examines the reasons behind the sudden rise and fall of support for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). When Han won the...

In talks with Japanese politicians, William Lai seeks support for Taiwan's participation in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with a number of high-profile Japanese politicians on Thursday (May 9) in talks of supporting Taiwan’ participation in the trans...

Former vice president lambasts amendments to Taiwan’s referendum law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) has described amendments to Taiwan’s referendum law, approved by the Cabinet in April, as a reversal of democracy. Lu issue...

Ex-premier William Lai insists on fair presidential primary during Japan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai (賴清德) brushed aside the strife surrounding his bid to seek the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential nomination and insisted o...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai visits Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) left for a five-day visit to Japan Wednesday (May 8) evening. The trip came as a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) five-person panel w...