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...

DPP presidential candidate shouldn't be chosen 'under the table'

There's been drama every day recently as Taiwan's two major political parties attempt to nail down their candidates for the 2020 presidential election. The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) d...

Pro-Taiwan Independence group Formosa Alliance announces split from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the second anniversary of Taiwan’s “Freedom of Speech Day” designated as April 7, by former Premier Lin Quan (林全) in 2016, the Formosa Alliance ...

Chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang cancels meetings with presidential contenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) canceled separate talks with three of the opposition party’s presidential contenders after one of them refused to meet behind cl...

Taiwan’s democracy demands Lai gets a fair run at the DPP nomination

The 2020 elections are already shaping up to be the most important in Taiwan’s short democratic history. With nine months still remaining until polling day, much of the discussion at the mome...

Kaohsiung City Councilors mockingly hand dragon robe to Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To protest Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) meeting with Communist officials during his trip to China last week, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) city council members h...

Han rejects 2020 bid for Taiwan president, citing obligation to Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a controversial trip to Hong Kong and China, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) shared a message to social media on Saturday addressing the Kuomintang (KMT) Party’s attempts...

Is Han-mania now a real threat to Taiwan’s national security?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) continues to dominate the headlines in Taiwan and while it hurts to give him the oxygen of publicity he so clearly craves, it is vital to look at little mor...