KMT interim chairman's call for age limit draws opposition

A call by interim Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lin Rong-te (林榮德) for members of the party's main decision-making committee older than 60 to resign has drawn criticism from some committee members who ...

KMT feeling urgency to chart new course, including on China

The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is feeling a sense of urgency to reposition itself, including reconsidering its policy on China, after suffering a jarring defeat in the 2020 presidential and legi...

KMT Chairman Wu steps down after disastrous election defeat

Update: KMT Central Standing Committee member Lin Rong-te (林榮德), not Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) as originally announced, has been selected as interim chairman by the party's top decision...

Next generation of Taiwan's KMT fires first shot in fight for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After their party's defeat in Taiwan's general elections, the Kuomintang (KMT) party's younger members have begun questioning the party's core values while...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate might lose recall as well: reporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Having lost the presidential election by a margin of almost 20 percent, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) could now also lose an eventual recall vote, senior reporter ...

Memorial ceremony held for Taiwan Black Hawk crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public memorial ceremony was held Tuesday morning (Jan. 14) at Taiwan Air Force headquarters in Taipei to pay tribute to the military officers who lost their lives in th...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

Han Kuo-yu claims no interest in election subsidy nor KMT leadership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said on Tuesday (Jan. 14) he will not take a penny from the election subsidy granted to him following his defeat i...

Ex-Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou silent on KMT reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) would not answer when asked on Monday (Jan. 13) whether he would serve as Kuomintang (KMT) chairman once more and reform t...

Taiwan president calls on China to abandon threats after record victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) after her record election victory Saturday (Jan. 11) called on China to engage in dialogue and abandon unacceptable conditions and threats of ...

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...

Stanford University unveils late Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo’s diaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stanford University’s Hoover Institution presented the private diaries of late President Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), the son of Taiwan's postwar strongman ruler Chia...

Taiwan industries support KMT in fear of ECFA termination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese industry representatives gathered at the Kuomintang (KMT) campaign headquarters Tuesday (Dec. 17) to advocate to rally behind the party's presidential candid...

Video shows KMT lawmakers stage 'hand injury'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Dec. 7) that the much-ballyhooed "injury" suffered by a Kuomintang (KMT) lawmaker on Friday (Dec. 6) was clearly staged. On Friday...

KMT presidential candidate Han names former rival Chu chief campaign manager

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday named former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) as his chief campaign manager, before Chu and a number of KMT heavyweights jo...