Taiwan's CEC confirms date of presidential, legislative elections

The Central Election Commission (CEC) formally announced Friday that Taiwan will hold its legislative and presidential elections on Jan. 11, 2020. Eligible voters will be able to cast their ballots...

PFP leader James Soong explores Taiwan presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) is exploring the possibility of launching a presidential ticket for the fourth time, reports said Saturday (Nov. 2). ...

US scholar points to Tsai winning Taiwan’s presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. scholar Kharis Templeman said in an interview with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) that “so far the conditions” for Taiwan’s 2020 presid...

KMT presidential candidate nearly hit by eggs at southern Taiwan rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) narrowly avoided being hit by eggs at a campaign rally in Tainan on Friday evening (Oct. 19), w...

Taiwan entertainer decries fine for shouting 'President Han' at flag-raising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese entertainer Hsiu Hai-ling (熊海靈) is crying foul over a proposed fine for her referring to Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu as "President Han"...

US Taiwan's most important ally: KMT presidential nominee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) met with the chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), James Moriarty, on Friday, spar...

Countdown to Taiwan's presidential election: 88 days

Han Kuo-yu “In a great downpour and flood, even a dog knows to head to higher ground.” On Oct. 13, areas surrounding Tokyo, Japan, were slammed with large amounts of rainfall b...

Morris Chang rules out being Han’s running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), has denied that he will become Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) Kuomintang (KMT) 2020 vic...

Ex Taiwan vice president in disbelief over Tsai’s steady poll numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said on Tuesday (Oct. 8) that the Taiwanese people deserve a third option on the presidential ballot and appealed to the public to a...

Kaohsiung shrimp fishing restaurant customers yell at Han to 'go away'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a police inspection of a shrimp fishing restaurant in Kaohsiung on Monday (Oct. 7), itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu...

Han's 1988 master's thesis critical of China's plans to annex Taiwan, HK extradition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The more than 30-year-old master's thesis of itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) brings up the issue of extraditing ...

Fight erupts after DPP councilors try to hand Kaohsiung mayor huge 'resignation letter'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scuffle broke out on Thursday (Sept. 26) between Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT) city councilors in Kaohsiung when the former tried to hand a mas...

Former Taiwan vice president blasts incumbent Tsai for ‘leaning KMT’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said she was “heartbroken” to find that incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Part...

Taiwan TV commentator calls out Han on oil drilling pipe dream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) denial that he had made a promise to raise money for the city b...

New Power Party pulls out from Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After months of speculation, the New Power Party (NPP) said on Tuesday (Sept. 24) that it will not appoint a presidential nominee for the election in January. While the...