Legislators rally behind Tsai for Taiwan presidency re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators have backed President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election bid, following the launch of former premier William Lai’s (賴清德)...

Foxconn, Kaohsiung sign technology promotion MOU

Kaohsiung, March 17 (CNA) Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group, and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Sunday to promote t...

Taiwan legislative by-elections produce mixed results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held on to two legislative seats while the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) kept one but lost another in legislative by-elections S...

Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be telling Taiwan’s Kaohsiung ‘I’ll be back’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Residents of Kaohsiung will not hear Hollywood action star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger deliver his trademark phrase “I’ll be back” thi...

Music teacher forces students to repeat anti-Chen Chu chant in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A high school music teacher is being investigated for violating administrative neutrality by discussing his political point of view in class and having his students recite insu...

China panda offer requires further discussion: Kaohsiung tourism head

A much-debated proposed offer of pandas from China to Kaohsiung will not be easy to become reality, because it would require the approval of at least three official bodies, an official in the southern...

MECO calls for renewed ties with Kaohsiung in wake of 'Marias' comment by Mayor Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an ongoing uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to ci...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han is 'not running for president' in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the KMT expressed no interest in running for president in 2020, in what could become a fierce battleground with a number of KMT figures...

Philippines envoy writes letter to Taiwan mayor about discriminatory remark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines’ representative in Taiwan wrote a letter to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) expressing his deep regret about the latter’s use of the term &ldq...

Mayor of Taoyuan, Taiwan meets with US senators and congressmen in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the visits to the White House and the U.S. State and Defense Departments, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) met with a number of U.S. senators and congress...

Kaoshiung Mayor Han clarifies 'Maria' comment about Filipinos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over his use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to citizens from the Philippines, Kaohsiung Mayo...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu under fire for racist remarks against Filipino migrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a series of contentious comments about Filipino migrants made by Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), a number of prominent personalities have hit back to high...

Taoyuan city councilor backtracks on claims Kaohsiung Mayor Han was 'drunk every day'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taoyuan City Councilor Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) is backtracking on claims he made on a recent political commentary TV program that Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was drinking heavil...

Same-Sex Marriage Bill an historic moment for Taiwan and a huge dilemma for the KMT

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the Taiwanese government has revealed how it plans to implement equal marriage reforms. The catchily-titled bill is officially known as ‘The E...

Singapore supermarket signs exclusive deal to stock Taiwanese produce from Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s recent trip to Singapore has successfully expanded markets for Kaohsiung farmers, by signing a deal with a Singapore supermarket. The...