Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

James Soong gives recognition to Taiwan president's cross-strait stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After attending Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration ceremony Wednesday morning (May 20), People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) said he sta...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

Former US Vice President calls for stronger ties with Taiwan following its elections

Joe Biden, a former vice president of the United States and Democratic Party aspirant for the presidency in 2020, called for stronger ties with Taiwan in a tweet Saturday congratulating President Tsai...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins election with record 8.17 million votes

FINAL UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2020, 10:16 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11) with more than 8 million votes, a new record s...

Foxconn founder Gou shrugs off Taipei mayor’s biting comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) brushed aside a sarcastic comment by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) as he cast his vote with his wife in the Saturday (Jan. 11) elections. ...

AP Explains: Taiwan's election and its standoff with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any...

Taiwan goes to the polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The people of Taiwan are going to the polls today (Jan. 11) to elect the leader of the country for the next four years in an election widely seen as a referendum on what t...

Taiwan's DPP, KMT make last-ditch calls for unity

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called Friday for unity and love among her supporters on the eve of Saturday's elections, when Taiwan's voters will go to the polls to elect their president and le...

China threat looms over presidential election in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Further deadlock and heightened pressure from China is the likely outcome if Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen wins a second term this weekend, as is...

Final countdown of 2020 Taiwan elections

In the final countdown to Saturday's (Jan. 11) elections, the candidates are making their last pitch to win the hearts and minds of voters in Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the ruling ...

New Taipei legislative candidate's grandchildren kneel to plead for support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Non-Partisan Solidarity Union legislative candidate Li Weng Yue-e (李翁月娥) appeared on stage on Wednesday (Jan. 8) with her grandchildren at her final campaign rally, where ...

Chinese human rights activists denied visit to Taiwan KMT presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team have turned down the request of a group of Chinese human rights activists to visit their campaign hea...

Suspected Chinese meddling focus in Taiwan presidential vote

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s ruling party is crying foul over alleged Chinese attempts to sway the self-governing island’s presidential election on Saturday. The Democratic Progres...