New Taipei City mayor offers advice on KMT party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said on Tuesday (Aug. 18) that the Kuomintang (KMT) party must consider public opinion and stay connected to everyday people by bein...

KMT comprised of 'scoundrels and fools': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Weng Ta-jui (翁達瑞), a U.S.-based scholar, pointed out that KMT candidate Li Mei-jhen’s (李眉蓁) devastating loss was a matter of party composition, saying the Kuomintang...

Former KMT chairman calls for party reform, reflection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the party should not get bogged down in personnel matters at this time and that it should ins...

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...

Kaohsiung residents' hopes high after Taiwan's first mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate and former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) handily defeated his opponent, Kuomintang (KMT) City Councilor Li Mei-jhen...

DPP wins back control over South Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung by a record landslide Saturday (Aug. 15), ending ...

DPP maintains 3-to-1 lead in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was leading by a three-to-one margin in the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung on Saturday (...

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...

Taiwan's DPP mayoral candidate shares campaign policies with YouTuber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) met with popular YouTuber Holger Chen (陳之漢) on Wednesday (August 6) to discuss his political agenda as a co...

DPP initiates last minute canvassing ahead of S. Taiwan mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With only two weeks remaining until Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Campaign Director Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) said that starting Mond...

Breast joke by Taiwan KMT candidate's mother-in-law angers female politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Female politicians in Taiwan reacted angrily after the mother-in-law of a politician in southern Taiwan made a joke about her breast size. In the wake of the revelation...

President Tsai attends DPP rally for mayoral candidate in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 26) expressed support for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁),...

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...

Taiwan university finds similarities in master’s thesis of mayoral candidate accused of plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first meeting of a review committee at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) found a high level of similarity between the master’s thesis presented by Kaohsiun...