Taiwan legislature passes NT$2.1 trillion 2020 budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Legislative Yuan on Monday (Jan. 20) approved the government’s 2020 budget of about NT$2.1 trillion (US$70 billion) in its final interim session. After cutting prop...

New Taipei City mayor lays out big plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) refused to discuss the Kuomintang's (KMT) stance on China Monday (Jan. 20) but instead emphasized the importance of reaching out ...

Cross-strait standoff unlikely to end in Tsai's 2nd term: U.S. scholar

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the Jan. 11 general elections that resoundingly gave Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) a second term, acco...

KMT reformers create Facebook group to debate party’s cross-strait stand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reformers in the Kuomintang (KMT) have created a Facebook group inviting debate on the opposition party’s stand on cross-strait issues in a bid to transform itself a...

Cross-strait standoff unlikely to end in Tsai's 2nd term: U.S. scholar

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the Jan. 11 general elections that resoundingly gave Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) a second term, acco...

Youth and middle class helped Taiwan president win re-election: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A majority of young, middle-class and non-partisan voters turned toward the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and helped President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) win re-electi...

Recall campaign against Taiwan mayor clears first hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his defeat in the presidential election last week, the campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has cleared its first major hurdle, the Central E...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

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...

Cold confrontation but no showdown between Taiwan and China: ex-Beijing official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four years of “cold confrontation” are ahead for Taiwan and China following President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election victory, but there is no showdown ...

Why is Andrew Yang now silent on Taiwan?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — A lot of Taiwanese people feel rather proud that Andrew Yang (楊安澤) is running to be president of the United States. He is like the Jeremy Lin (林書豪) of politics. Born...

Chats between spy and pro-KMT Chinese businessman revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian analyst has released screenshots of conversations involving a Chinese businessman claiming to represent the Kuomintang (KMT) who attempted to bribe and intim...

Hong Kong protests biggest influence on Taiwan elections: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The months of protests in Hong Kong against the extradition bill and against China were the main influence on Taiwan’s Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections...

Defeated KMT lawmaker tipped to run for mayor of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the presidential and legislative elections out of the way, attention is turning toward local elections in late 2022, with defeated Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lee Yen...

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...