1st pedestrian swing bridge in Taiwan to be inaugurated Monday in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first pedestrian swing bridge, which now connects Kaohsiung's Peng-lai Commercial Harbor area with the Pier-2 Art Center, will be inaugurated on Monday ...

DPP candidate ahead by 40% in latest Kaohsiung mayoral by-election poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll on Kaohsiung's mayoral by-election showed that the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) is ahead of his Kuomintang (KMT)...

Approval of KMT, DPP down in Taiwan's Kaohsiung after recall of mayor: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major parties have both seen their approval ratings drop in the southern port city of Kaohsiung following former Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) ouster earli...

Controversial former labor minister appointed to head Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office issued a statement condemning the Kuomintang's (KMT) occupation of the Legislative Yuan as "taking Taiwan's democracy hostage...

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 ...

DPP choice for Kaohsiung Chen Chi-mai a missed opportunity

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On Nov. 24, 2018, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) stood against Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to be mayor of Kaohsiung, a city which had elected a DPP candidate in each of the past four election...

Choice of KMT official for Taiwan government watchdog meets opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The reported selection of the Kuomintang’s (KMT) former Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) as vice president for the top government watchdog has been met w...

New Power Party spokesperson may join DPP's Kaohsiung mayor campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party (NPP) spokesperson Huang Jie (黃捷) has been invited to join Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai’s (陳其邁) campaign team for the Ka...

C. Taiwan county struggling with massive garbage problem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 tons of garbage is accumulating throughout Nantou county, as the central Taiwanese county does not have enough garbage incineration facilities to handle the...

Taiwan vice premier announces bid for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just hours after tendering his resignation to Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Wednesday (June 17), Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) announced his bid for Kaohsiung mayor. ...

Taiwanese vice premier expected to resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has hinted that he would resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor, a post left vacant after Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted last week by a recall vote...

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 confirms Yang Ming-jou as interim mayor of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (June 12) confirmed former Deputy Mayor Yang Ming-jou (楊明州) will serve as interim mayor of Kaohsiung City until citizens el...

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...