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DPP's Taoyuan campaign collapses, spreading chaos in the party across Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Aug. 12, former Hsinchu Mayor, a rising star in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the party’s nominee as candidate for Taoyuan Mayor Lin Chih-c...

KMT nominates New Taipei City, Taichung City mayors for re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Aug. 17) nominated New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) and Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) to run for re-election in the Nov. 2...

UMC founder says Taiwanese would 'rather die' than be ruled by CCP 'hooligans'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The founder of the world's second-largest contract chipmaker on Tuesday (Aug. 16) said that there is a "Cultural Revolution Virus" in China and that the Taiw...

50% of Taiwanese support independence after PLA drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new poll released on Tuesday (Aug. 16), half of respondents support Taiwan independence and 55% found unification with China less attractive after it conducted massiv...

Taiwan considers evacuating cultural artifacts amid China tensions

In July, Taiwan's National Palace Museum in Taipei held a "wartime response exercise" to train staff about what to do in the event of a war breaking out. Taiwan's legislature has be...

Taiwan opinion poll finds 78% not afraid of Chinese drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aug. 2-3 visit to Taiwan by United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was welcomed by 52.9%, according to the results of an opinion poll published Tuesday (Aug. 16). ...

Poll suggests tight race for Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll indicates that the upcoming Taipei mayoral election could see fierce competition with votes split up among three candidates. The poll suggests 28.3% of adult...

Taiwan president grilled over DPP candidate's plagiarism scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) has quit the Taoyuan mayoral race amid a plagiarism scandal, but the ruling party is still in hot water. ...

KMT vice chairman resigns from Taiwan city advisory role during China visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Andrew Hsia (夏立言) resigned from his post as advisor to Taichung City Government after going ahead with his controversial visit to China, rep...

KMT lashes out at Taiwan president’s support for candidate in plagiarism scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attacked the credibility of Taiwan’s most prestigious university for the sake of just one election candidate, the Kuomintang (KMT) said ...

Taiwan opinion poll echoes calls for plagiarism-hit candidate to withdraw from election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A simple majority of respondents want Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) to withdraw from the race for mayor of Taoyuan City after National Taiwan University (NTU) stripped him of his m...

KMT vice chairman’s China trip draws fire even from inside own party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) decision to send its vice chairman, Andrew Hsia (夏立言), on a trip to China Wednesday (Aug. 10) while Beijing continued to hold military drills and to s...

65% of Taiwanese back 1 year of conscription

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to an opinion poll released on Tuesday (Aug. 9), 65% of Taiwanese support extending compulsory military service to one year and 53% are willing to fight for thei...

Taiwan KMT vice chairman to visit China despite military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though China is continuing its military drills in an attempt at intimidating Taiwan, the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is sending its vice chairman, Andrew Hsia (夏立言), ...

What international media missed about the Taiwanese reaction to China's provocative live-fire war games

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Saturday evening (August 6) a friend and I went out for dinner. It eventually got so packed and noisy we left to walk around People’s Park in Taichung. It wa...