Kaohsiung mayoral candidates pledge to improve city's infrastructure

All three candidates in the upcoming mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung vowed Saturday to push for quality infrastructure despite a relatively tight budget during their only televised policy presentatio...

President Tsai attends DPP rally for mayoral candidate in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 26) expressed support for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁),...

KMT stands with S. Taiwan mayoral candidate amid plagiarism scandal

The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Saturday reiterated that it will continue to throw its full weight behind Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁), its candidate in the upcoming Kaohsiung mayoral by-election, two days af...

Taiwan university finds similarities in master’s thesis of mayoral candidate accused of plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first meeting of a review committee at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) found a high level of similarity between the master’s thesis presented by Kaohsiun...

KMT candidate in Taiwan mayoral race tries to surrender master's degree amid scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) said on Thursday (July 23) that she will give up her master's degree as plagiari...

Taiwanese youth are a force to be reckoned with

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) last month was undoubtedly a massive undertaking that not only is the first time a Taiwanese city’s mayor w...

Hong Kong, the Great Firewall, and why information and truth are so important

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Last October, some relatives took a trip to China. Predictably, there were two weeks of radio silence while they were there. When they returned, to my considerable a...

DPP candidate ahead by 40% in latest Kaohsiung mayoral by-election poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll on Kaohsiung's mayoral by-election showed that the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) is ahead of his Kuomintang (KMT)...

Approval of KMT, DPP down in Taiwan's Kaohsiung after recall of mayor: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major parties have both seen their approval ratings drop in the southern port city of Kaohsiung following former Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) ouster earli...

3 candidates register for mayoral by-election in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had their candidates register for the Aug. 15 mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung Wednesday (June 24), while t...

77% of Taiwanese want officials to resign before seeking new office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a recent poll, 64 percent of those surveyed are satisfied with the June 6 vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). The results of the poll were rev...

Taiwan’s KMT chooses candidate for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Councilor Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) has been selected by Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party as its candidate for the special municipality's mayoral ...

DPP choice for Kaohsiung Chen Chi-mai a missed opportunity

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On Nov. 24, 2018, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) stood against Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to be mayor of Kaohsiung, a city which had elected a DPP candidate in each of the past four election...

Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin appointed as Taiwan's vice premier

Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) was appointed Friday (June 19) to the post of vice premier, following the resignation of the incumbent to run in a local government election, according to Cabin...

C. Taiwan county struggling with massive garbage problem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 tons of garbage is accumulating throughout Nantou county, as the central Taiwanese county does not have enough garbage incineration facilities to handle the...