Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Taiwanese engineer creates FB filter that blocks all Han Kuo-yu news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese have been blasted with wall-to-wall coverage of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for months on TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, billboards, and social media...

Taiwan’s ex-premier William Lai 'wronged by DPP,' says Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Friday (May 24) that former Premier William Lai has been “unfairly treated” amid controversies surrounding how the primar...

IP addresses of hate remarks traced to China: Taiwan police

The IP addresses of many hate comments posted recently by Internet users against politicians and political critics in Taiwan have been found to be located in Asia, particularly China, police said Wedn...

Lai offers support to Taiwan President if she defeats Kaohsiung mayor in DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a failure by the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) to find a solution, ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) said he would ...

BREAKING NEWS: DPP meeting about Taiwan presidential candidate selection ends without agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than two hours of heated discussions Wednesday (May 22) afternoon, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) ended wi...

William Lai claims poll changes will take a toll on DPP credibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As rumors of changes to the presidential primary rules at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heat up, Taiwan...

Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Poll shows Taiwan's ex-premier leads President Tsai by 12% in DDP presidential primary match-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) leads Kuomintang's (KMT) front runner, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), by 14.5 percentage points in a head-to-head presidential match-up, acc...

Polls put William Lai ahead of Tsai Ing-wen for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai (賴清德) beat incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the latest polls, using both smartphones and landlines, to decide who the De...

Online poll asks: Who can defend Taiwan's sovereignty, Tsai Ing-wen or Han Kuo-yu?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a poll giving insight into attitudes of Taiwanese internet users toward the 2020 election, the news organization Hssszn News (Hssszn 讚新聞) is carrying out week-long poll...

Kaohsiung city councilor 'benches' Mayor Han for 50 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (黃捷) on Wednesday (May 15) chose to bypass Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a question and answer session at the city ...

Taiwan’s KMT to pick presidential candidate by July 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) announced Wednesday (May 15) it will use opinion polls without smartphones to select its presidential candidate by July 16 at the latest. The conte...

Han says he will stay in Kaohsiung if elected Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), although still unwilling to fully announce his candidacy for presidency on Monday (May 13) said that he would be willing to run for presi...

Popular Taiwan YouTuber apologizes for supporting Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of Taiwan’s well-known social commentators and online celebrities, Holger Chen (陳之漢), also known as Kuan Chang (館長), made a public apology on May 14 for his prev...