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Han Kuo-yu is back and KMT power players need to take notice

On Jan. 2, ex-Kaohsiung mayor and former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book release rally in Taipei’s Daan Park that reportedly attracted over 10,000 ard...

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...

NextGen CEO 'cautiously optimistic' about Taiwan's future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan NextGen Foundation CEO Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) says he is cautiously optimistic about Taiwan’s future. Chen told Taiwan News that over the past one to two yea...

Ousted mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung urged to run for KMT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) are urging former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who is on a hiatus from politics after being recalled last Ju...

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...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 117,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received over 110,000 signatures within four days. From Wednesday (Jan. 29) to Sunday (Feb. 2), a petitio...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Taiwan elections: A victory for freedom, democracy, and common sense

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — And breathe… It’s been a stressful few weeks and months coming into this election for everyone who cares about Taiwan. It’s been particularly acut...

Tsai calls on Taiwanese to embrace Han fans, regardless of election outcome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a campaign rally on Thursday (Jan. 9), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) encouraged followers to embrace supporters of her riva...

Hong Kong broadcaster: Taiwan will suffer if it wants to 'get rich quick' with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A renowned Hong Kong columnist on Monday (Dec. 30) lamented over what he says has been going on in Hong Kong and warned that Kaohsiung, and Taiwan as a whole, could meet t...

Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's jacket sells for NT$1 million

TAIPE (Taiwan News) — A woman surnamed Hsieh bid NT$1 million (US$32,950) for Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) bomber jacket on Saturday evening (Dec. 28). &ld...

Kaohsiung fears violence, mobilizes police for Han rallies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Supporters and opponents of the Kuomintang presidential nominee, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), are expected to march in different parts of Kaohsiung at the same time on Saturday after...

Sarcastic 'Wan Wan come home' memes spread across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a creepy broadcast by a CCTV anchor calling on "Wan Wan [Taiwan]" to return home (湾湾, 回家吧) after China's release of "26 measures" to...

Hilarious Han is taking Taiwan’s voters for fools once more

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is on holiday. Lucky Han Kuo-yu. He has awarded himself three months’ holiday from his full-time job as mayor of Kaohsiung City despite having taken...

KMT claims 100,000 attend Han rally in S. Taiwan, netizen estimates 10,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Kuomintang (KMT) party claims that 100,000 Han fans attended a campaign rally for presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (Oct. 19), based on phot...