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...

Missing-person posters appear before rally by Taiwan presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) prepared to hold a rally at a park in Tainan Saturday (October 19) afternoon, protesters put up “missing ...

Han sorry for cutting off Ma at New Taipei rally, says he waited for 1 hour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Monday (Sept. 9) apologized for cutting off former Taiwan president Ma Ying-...

Pro-Han vendor threatens police with knife at rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a rally to shore up flagging support for itinerant mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), a pro-Han vendor threatened police when they asked her to...

Han Kuo-yu offers core campaign message at mass rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Koumintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) spoke before a massive rally of “Han fans” in New Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 8) where he declared the four funda...

KMT member calls on Han to stop drinking during Taiwan presidential run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Central Evaluation Committee member Chao Shou-po (趙守博) on Monday (July 29) urged itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to stop drinking alcohol from now u...