KMT caucus whip calls for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Wei-chou (林為洲), the KMT caucus whip, on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the Kuomintang (KMT) should say goodbye to the “Han Wave” (韓流) and regain the trust of t...

Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion....

Taiwan mayoral by-election to take place in Kaohsiung Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Kaohsiung mayoral by-election will be held on Saturday (Aug. 15), the first such election in Taiwan after former Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted in a decisive vote in...

KMT stands with S. Taiwan mayoral candidate amid plagiarism scandal

The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Saturday reiterated that it will continue to throw its full weight behind Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁), its candidate in the upcoming Kaohsiung mayoral by-election, two days af...

Taiwanese youth are a force to be reckoned with

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) last month was undoubtedly a massive undertaking that not only is the first time a Taiwanese city’s mayor w...

77% of Taiwanese want officials to resign before seeking new office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a recent poll, 64 percent of those surveyed are satisfied with the June 6 vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). The results of the poll were rev...

Taiwan’s KMT chooses candidate for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Councilor Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) has been selected by Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party as its candidate for the special municipality's mayoral ...

Memorial service for Hsu Kun-yang held Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Kuomintang (KMT) politicians attended the memorial service of former Kaohsiung Council Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) on Friday (June 12). Former Kaohsiung Mayor H...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung to elect new mayor Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following last Saturday’s successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the city will hold a by-election to fill his post on August 15, the Central Election...

Han bids farewell to Kaohsiung, vows to take hiatus from Taiwan politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being ousted by voters over the weekend, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his last day in office, Thursday (June 11), addressed his supporters and said he would n...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

S. Taiwan mayor compares city councilor's suicide with pro-democracy activist's death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ousted Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Wednesday (June 10) compared Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan to Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕), a democracy activist who self-immola...

KMT not to blame for recall defeat: Mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) told Kuomintang (KMT) party leaders Wednesday (June 10) that his defeat in last week’s recall vote was not their fault but the resul...

Taiwan KMT avoids mentioning CCP in party's released statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), issued a statement regarding the ouster of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (June 6), but some internet us...

Taipei City councilor busts 53 chopsticks with buttocks after losing bet on Han recall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After losing a bet on the voter turnout for the recall of former Kuomintang (KMT) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), Taipei City councilor Chiu Wei-chieh (邱威傑) on Tuesday (...