Taiwan ex-premier Lai insists on DPP primary despite Tsai’s call for unity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to calls by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for cooperation entailing his dropping out of the presidential race, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) reiterated his f...

AIT reiterates US' neutrality after Taiwan's Gou announces presidential bid

The United States will work with whoever wins Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty reiterated Thursday, a day after Taiwanese tycoon Terr...

Foxconn tycoon draws criticism after entering race for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Foxconn Tycoon Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) announcement on Wednesday, April 17, that he would enter the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, media outlets at home and abro...

BBC: Foxconn founder running for Taiwan president is China-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The BBC described Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘), who announced his bid for president Wednesday (April 17), as “a China-friendly candidate.”...

Chaos will hit Foxconn if chairman runs for Taiwan president: Japan media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - If Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) runs for president, it might mean chaos for his company, Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Wednesday (April 17). ...

Breaking News: Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou announces bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) announced that he is officially entering the race for Taiwan presidency by taking part in the KMT presidential primary. At an ev...

Foxconn tycoon storms out after Taiwan DPP legislator fails to make eye contact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) stormed out in a huff after a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator allegedly failed to make eye contact with him when resp...

Taiwan ex-Premier welcomes more presidential candidates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Tuesday (April 16) he welcomed more presidential candidates willing to shoulder responsibility, saying they would give the voters more choi...

Economy most important bid in event of Terry Gou campaign: Taiwan business leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The economy should be the most important topic if Foxconn Technology Group chief Terry Gou (郭台銘) decides to run for president, said Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵), chairman of the Chinese ...

Foxconn founder Terry Gou considering run for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) says that he will decide whether to make a bid for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race in the next two days. At the sidelines of a...

Delaying the DPP primaries only damages the party and both its candidates

The decision by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to postpone the party’s presidential primaries by at least a month and probably more is the political equivalent of shooting itself in the ...

Warming to China at cost of US friendship ‘the height of folly for Taiwanese leader’: US media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an opinion piece published on April 10, The Washington Free Beacon argued that there are two possible presidential candidates in Taiwan who are "dangerously pro-Ch...

KMT members call for Han Kuo-yu to enter Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Approximately 20 members of the Kuomintang (KMT) party on Tuesday (April 9) called on Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to run for president of Taiwan in 2020, reported CNA. ...

Taiwan President dismisses lure of China business in exchange for democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) annual banquet on Wednesday (April 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said her administration will not compromise Taiwan’...

Kuomintang chairman denies interest in Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) said Wednesday he was not interested in running for president in the January 11, 2020 election. The opposition party has been strug...