Taipei Mayor Ko mulls alliance with KMT presidential hopefuls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Monday (Aug. 12) that he still needs time to consider the option of teaming up with former Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) or former ...

Taipei Mayor says he has no intention of being running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has dismissed reports about him joining Taiwan's 2020 presidential race as a running mate for Terry Gou (郭台銘), the former Foxconn chairman...

Taiwan's Foxconn denies knowledge of Guangzhou panel plant sale

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant, said Friday it had no information about a media report which said the company is seeking to sell a large...

Taipei mayor to form political party, seek legislative power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) announced on Thursday (August 1) that he will form a new political party with the intention to seek legislative representation in the election...

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je to launch new party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has taken the first steps to register a new political party amid speculation he is preparing to join the race for the preside...

Taiwan supporters of Foxconn founder launch petition for presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supporters of Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) were collecting endorsements Saturday (July 27) to help launch a presidential bid on the eve of the Kuomintang (KM...

With Taiwan's presidential candidates set, poll gives Tsai the edge

Taipei (CNA)-- The first poll taken after the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as its presidential candidate has shown him clearly trailing President Tsai Ing-wen...

Han’s primary victory is exactly what the DPP needed

So, the stage is now set for what could well be the most significant election in Taiwan’s short democratic history. Sitting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be up against KMT firebrand...

KMT scraps combination of chairmanship with Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (July 17) abolished the rule that a member elected president of Taiwan should automatically also serve as party chairman....

Former Taiwan presidential candidates Gou, Lai called upon to form ‘victims alliance’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese opinion poll expert urged former premier William Lai (賴清德) and former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘), who have suffered defeats in their respective president...

Taiwanese tycoon remains silent about whether to run on his own

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) congratulated Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his victory in the Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential primary, but remained silent ...

Petition to recall itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 130,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The petition launched by non-governmental organization We Care Kaohsiung to recall itinerant Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has now reached 130,000 signatures. In the wake Han's...

Han wins KMT primary poll for Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has officially won the Kuomingtang's (KMT) nationwide poll to select its candidate for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, with ov...

Ex-President Ma launches harsh attack on Tsai ahead of KMT primary decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-Jeou (馬英九) on Sunday (July 14) gave a keynote address at a seminar hosted by the Fair Winds Foundation on the topic of the “Distance between...

KMT primary poll starts Monday evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) party’s presidential primary starts Monday evening (July 8) and will last through Sunday (July 14). The candidates competing for the KMT pres...