Petition to recall Kaohsiung mayor reaches 450,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second phase of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received 450,000 signatures. WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) founder Aaron Yin (尹立), anno...

Kaohsiung mayor participates in Cabinet meeting on virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) attended a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (Feb. 13) to participate in a meeting with the central government and representatives from fiv...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor expected to clear 2nd hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung, organizer of the recall campaign against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), said Wednesday (Feb. 12) that it has received 230,753 signatures, which i...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 117,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received over 110,000 signatures within four days. From Wednesday (Jan. 29) to Sunday (Feb. 2), a petitio...

Kaohsiung mayor condemned for abandoning supporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman, surnamed Lin (林), waited outside Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) office on Monday morning (Jan. 20), demanding to speak to the Kuomintang (KMT) p...

Crazed city council candidate with Molotov cocktail seeks Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kaohsiung City Council candidate was arrested by police on Monday morning (Jan. 20) after he brought all the makings of a Molotov cocktail to a city government office an...

53% of Kaohsiung residents support campaign to recall Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the heels of Kuomingtang Presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) resounding defeat in the Taiwan presidential elections, non-governmental organizations are pledgi...

Video shows Kaohsiung teacher use Han Kuo-yu doll as eraser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced online on Wednesday (Jan. 15) showing a teacher using a doll resembling Kaohsiung's controversial mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as a chalkboard eraser. On W...

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...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

2020 Taiwan elections: battle of the generations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 general elections in Taiwan have been called a faceoff between the younger and older generations, with surveys showing that at least 50 percent of first-time vote...

KMT members demand that Chairman Wu resign as party chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voices have emerged from within the Kuomintang (KMT) to demand that the party's chairman, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), be replaced following blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan...

Han returns to work as Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has returned to his office at the Kaohsiung City Government Monday morning (Jan. 13) after a devastating loss in S...

Pollster analyzes why Taiwan's President Tsai won 8.17 million votes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pollster claims to have analyzed why Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her reelection with a record-breaking 8.17 million votes in the 2020 presidential electio...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...