KMT candidate in Taiwan mayoral race tries to surrender master's degree amid scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) said on Thursday (July 23) that she will give up her master's degree as plagiari...

Retired professor threatens Taiwanese president during rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired professor from the Taipei University of Science and Technology threatened President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (June 13) at a Taipei demonstration against fo...

Memorial service for Hsu Kun-yang held Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Kuomintang (KMT) politicians attended the memorial service of former Kaohsiung Council Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) on Friday (June 12). Former Kaohsiung Mayor H...

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...

S. Taiwan mayor compares city councilor's suicide with pro-democracy activist's death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ousted Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Wednesday (June 10) compared Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan to Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕), a democracy activist who self-immola...

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...

DPP councilor to shut down office amid pro-Han protest in N. Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the suicide of Kaohsiung City Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) on Saturday (June 6), Taoyuan City Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councilor Wang Hao-yu...

S. Taiwan city council speaker's suicide overshadows recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon Kaohsiung City Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan’s (許崑源) suicide on Saturday (June 6), ousted Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) rushed to visit the Hsu family to pay his respec...

City council speaker commits suicide after pro-China mayor ousted in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Council Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) jumped from his apartment Saturday evening (June 6) two hours after Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) admitted defeated in a recall ...

Han Kuo-yu proposes Kaohsiung foreigner tax for tourists visiting the southern Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is floating the idea of a tax on tourists to the city to shore up a little extra income, which Han hopes will improve the fina...