Han Kuo-yu to join major rally event in Taipei, June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At what is likely to be the venue for an official presidential campaign announcement, supporters of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) have organized a rally event to take p...

William Lai besieged by pro-Tsai forces says senior media commentator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior Taiwanese media commentator, Tang Hsiang-long (唐湘龍), recently shared his views on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary process with news media outlet, N...

Japanese commentator backs ex-Premier Lai for president of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent political commentator in Japan said President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should not run for re-election as she had no chance of winning, while also comparing her to di...

Ting Shou-chung to appeal 2018 Taipei mayoral election result again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost Taipei’s 2018 municipal election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), announced on Saturday (May 25) that he ...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Taiwanese engineer creates FB filter that blocks all Han Kuo-yu news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese have been blasted with wall-to-wall coverage of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for months on TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, billboards, and social media...

Taiwan’s ex-premier William Lai 'wronged by DPP,' says Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Friday (May 24) that former Premier William Lai has been “unfairly treated” amid controversies surrounding how the primar...

Taiwan Legislature moves to limit activities of former officers in China

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An amendment bill to limit the activities of retired high-ranking Taiwanese military officers and other categories of former officials during visits to China cleared the committee stag...

IP addresses of hate remarks traced to China: Taiwan police

The IP addresses of many hate comments posted recently by Internet users against politicians and political critics in Taiwan have been found to be located in Asia, particularly China, police said Wedn...

Lai offers support to Taiwan President if she defeats Kaohsiung mayor in DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a failure by the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) to find a solution, ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) said he would ...

BREAKING NEWS: DPP meeting about Taiwan presidential candidate selection ends without agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than two hours of heated discussions Wednesday (May 22) afternoon, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) ended wi...

CEC meeting live stream: DPP supporters gather outside Taiwan party HQ to demand fair selection process

UPDATE: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee met Wednesday afternoon (May 22) to decide on a formula for selecting the ruling party&r...

William Lai claims poll changes will take a toll on DPP credibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As rumors of changes to the presidential primary rules at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heat up, Taiwan...

Su Tseng-chang calls on Foxconn tycoon to invest in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Offering up suggestions is better than insults, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said on Tuesday (May 21) in response to Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) criticism of th...

Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...