KMT Chair: party seeking challengers for 2020, Han Kuo-yu welcome to step up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) Party Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), speaking on a radio program, Feb. 20, said that the field for KMT presidential candidates for 2020 is still open, ant tha...

Taiwan President rejects 'peace treaty' with China to avoid compromising national sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rejected the possibility of signing a peace treaty with Beijing, noting that Taiwanese people will not agree upon any pacts crafted to undermi...

Politicians blast Han Kuo-yu for comments on Taiwan-China relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under criticism from several politicians for his comments regarding the relationship between Taiwan and China. In an interview...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line to go into service in Q4

The first section of the yellow Circular Line of the Taipei MRT system that will circle around New Taipei City is set to go into operation in the fourth quarter of this year, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯...

Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

Mayor of Kaohsiung to speak at Harvard University this spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), will reportedly be giving a speech at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies in April or May. The mayo...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s defeat is already emerging

Looking at the result of last weekend’s by-election in Taipei City, the candidate representing Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Chen Su-yu (陳思宇), ended up losing badly, showing that Ko is headed for defea...

Legislative by-elections: DPP wins in Taipei, KMT wins in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidates declared victory in their race for the legislative seats vacated during last year's local elections in...

Taipei mayor to attend International Mayors Conference in Israel

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Friday he will attend the 33rd International Mayors Conference to be held in Israel from Feb. 24 to 28. Ko is also planning to visit Mobileye, an I...

Who says Taiwanese businessmen in China shouldn't have a say?

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has come under fire for another odd remark in defense of his contentious cross-strait motto of "the two sides of the strait are one family," after saying he hates peop...

DPP Chairman urges Taipei Mayor to leave cross-strait issue alone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) came under fire for his recent odd metaphor to describe Taiwan-US-China relations, and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman C...

Taiwan President bounces back after rejection of Chinese leader’s speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) saw her online support bounce back after her quick reaction to a speech by Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平), reports said Saturday. On January 2, ...

Taipei Mayor Ko to visit US think tank in Washington DC, March 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was first reported on Dec. 18 that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is planning a trip to the United States in the spring of next year. It has since been reported that d...

Controversial Taiwan politician announces shocking run for national legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 26, a controversial Taiwanese politician Chiang Yueh-hui (蔣月惠), who was just sworn in as a County Councilor for Pingtung, announced a surprising bid to run in the ...

Court sessions begin for lawsuit to annul Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Court sessions for the lawsuit filed by Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) to invalidate the Taipei mayoral election commenced on the morning of Dec. 24 at t...