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...

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 Kaohsiung to elect new mayor Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following last Saturday’s successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the city will hold a by-election to fill his post on August 15, the Central Election...

Han bids farewell to Kaohsiung, vows to take hiatus from Taiwan politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being ousted by voters over the weekend, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his last day in office, Thursday (June 11), addressed his supporters and said he would n...

Han Kuo-yu recall leaves Kaohsiung at a crossroads

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Since the result of Saturday’s recall election in Kaohsiung and the subsequent tragic news about the apparent suicide of Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

KMT not to blame for recall defeat: Mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) told Kuomintang (KMT) party leaders Wednesday (June 10) that his defeat in last week’s recall vote was not their fault but the resul...

Taiwan KMT avoids mentioning CCP in party's released statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), issued a statement regarding the ouster of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (June 6), but some internet us...

KMT struggles to find footing after devastating loss in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is reeling after suffering a devastating defeat over the weekend in Kaohsiung's recall election, which saw Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) ousted from offi...

Breaking News: KMT mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung loses recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has lost an unprecedented vote recalling him as mayor of Kaohsiung City, according to results shown by cabl...

Han Kuo-yu’s China ties are why he must be removed from office

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – This Saturday (June 6), hundreds of thousands of Kaohsiung citizens will head to their local polling station to vote out one of the most catastrophic, underachieving ma...

Taiwan's NCTU free bus service accused of supporting Han Kuo-yu recall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chiao Tung University student union recently announced the introduction of a free round trip bus service for students from Kaohsiung. In order to encourage...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

KMT politician defends S. Taiwan mayor ahead of recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the recall vote of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) set to take place on Saturday (June 6), former Kuomintang Chairman Chu Li-lun (朱立倫) defended him. Chu said via ...

Anti-Han parade goes off without hitch in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday (May 31), the last weekend before Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) recall vote, civic groups held a parade in Kaohsiung's Qiaotou District. At 4:0...