Taiwan's Han, Gou compete against each other on economic issues in TV presentation

The top two contenders of the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT's) presidential primary both pledged Tuesday to focus on improving the strained cross-Taiwan Strait relations and to boost the econom...

Tsai ahead of Han, Ko, Gou in Taiwan presidential poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) would beat Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), and itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) or Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) in a three-way matchup fo...

Taiwan business tycoon Terry Gou leads in poll, beats Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) has emerged as the front-runner out of the five candidates seeking the presidential nomination of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) p...

KMT to hold first Taiwan primary presentation on June 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidates will present their policy plans at the party’s first platform presentation on Tuesday evening (June 25), addressing key...

Taiwan's DPP presidential poll result to be known Thursday

The result of the opinion poll that will determine the winner of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential primary is expected to be announced Thursday, a party official has sai...

Wang Jin-pyng drops bid for Taiwan President, bows out of KMT primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) politician and former President of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Wang Jin-Pyng (王金平), has announced that he is removing his name from the list of conte...

‘US has most faith in me,’ says Taiwan presidential contender Eric Chu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) of the opposition Kuomintang party cast himself as the one in whom Washington has most confidence for Taiwan’s presidency...

Taiwan presidential hopefuls urged to attend Tiananmen commemorative event

Taipei (CNA) - Several human rights groups called on presidential candidate hopefuls and political heavyweights Friday to attend an event next week to commemorate the 30th anniversary of China's T...

William Lai: Taiwan should strive to be ‘Free Economic Island’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ex-premier William Lai shared his thoughts on free economic zones and constitutional reforms on Tuesday (May 7) during a radio interview. The morning of May 7, Lai was ...

Han Kuo-yu has one week to join Taiwan presidential race as KMT candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) political party, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), announced on May 4 that the draft rules for the upcoming 2020 KMT primary election would be officially s...

Former New Taipei Mayor closes campaign social media accounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former New Taipei Mayor, Eric Chu (朱立倫), has reportedly shut down his campaign’s social media accounts, which he had been using to promote his candidacy for the Kuom...

Ma Ying-jeou meets KMT A-listers in Taipei, sparking talk of presidential run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On April 30, former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and his foundation hosted an economic forum in Taipei, bringing together a slew of notable Koumintang members in the midst...

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...

Chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang cancels meetings with presidential contenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) canceled separate talks with three of the opposition party’s presidential contenders after one of them refused to meet behind cl...

Han rejects 2020 bid for Taiwan president, citing obligation to Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a controversial trip to Hong Kong and China, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) shared a message to social media on Saturday addressing the Kuomintang (KMT) Party’s attempts...