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Taiwan sets Jan. 9 for recall vote of rock star legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator and rock star Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will face a recall vote in his Taipei City election district on Sunday, Jan. 9, according to the Central Election Com...

Insights on the startup space with Meet Taipei's Kyle Chen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has long been blessed with a dynamic and irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit. Unlike the two neighbors that are most often used as comparisons, Japan and South ...

'Long-haired beauty' imbibing with CECC director revealed to be under investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the controversy over a video from last June showing a maskless Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) singing karaoke songs continues, one of the revelers...

Campaign to recall Taiwan rock star legislator Freddy Lim stumbles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The attempted recall of independent legislator and rock star Freddy Lim (林昶佐) failed to reach a sufficient number of signatures, though campaigners are still allowed to co...

CBC head proposes KMT's Han Kuo-yu for Taipei mayor election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)-affiliated China Broadcasting Corporation Chao Shao-kang (趙少康) has caused a stir in Taiwan’s main opposition party in recent days af...

KMT's future unclear with Eric Chu at helm: Think tank director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russell Hsiao (蕭良其), the director of Global Taiwan Institute, said it is too soon to tell which way the political winds are blowing for Taiwan’s main opposition part...

'Mini-Tsai,' 'Little Chen' spotted on Halloween in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos of children dressed as Taiwan's president and epidemic prevention czar went viral on social media as Taiwanese celebrated Halloween over the weekend. Althoug...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party legislator loses recall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) lost his seat in a recall vote backed by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Saturday (Oct. 23). The campaign ...

Letter to Editor: Taiwan's recall vote against Chen Po-wei should cause concern

Ever since the Kuomintang's (KMT) former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) lost his job after being voted out by nearly 940,000 recall votes, his supporters, collectively known as "Han Fans,&q...

KMT's Chang Ya-chung rumored to be considering running for mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong media have speculated the Kuomingtang’s (KMT) Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) may run as the party’s candidate in next year’s election for Kaohsiung mayor...

‘Don’t be spiders, be bees’: Han Kuo-yu evokes animal metaphors in advice to KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As votes for the Kuomintang (KMT) chairperson were being counted, recalled Kaohsiung mayor and former KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) took to Facebook to offer...

Taiwan's DPP points to achievements following opposition's criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday (Sept. 19) responded to former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) claim that the DPP is constantly trying to eliminate...

Petition to recall Legislator Freddy Lim passes first phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition to recall independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) has enough signatures to move to the second stage of the process, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announ...

KMT politician suggests Han Kuo-yu may run for Taiwan opposition party chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang Party Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), who is running for party chairman once again, on Monday (Aug. 9) suggested former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) may als...

Recall of sole Taiwan Statebuilding Party legislator set for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The only member of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party out of the nation's 113 legislators will face a recall vote on Aug. 28, despite the postponement of four nationwide r...