Defeated KMT lawmaker tipped to run for mayor of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the presidential and legislative elections out of the way, attention is turning toward local elections in late 2022, with defeated Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lee Yen...

Next generation of Taiwan's KMT fires first shot in fight for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After their party's defeat in Taiwan's general elections, the Kuomintang (KMT) party's younger members have begun questioning the party's core values while...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

Taiwan's legislative elections a close contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results for the legislative election on Saturday (Jan. 11) are pouring in and appear to reveal a number of tight races. In Taipei City's No. 3 district, Kuomintang ...

Brawl breaks out in Taiwan legislature over appointment of CEC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A brawl broke out today in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan as lawmakers clashed over a vote for the selection of a new chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC). A mee...

210 Kuomintang Central Committee members elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--At the 20th Kuomintang Central Party Committee election today, 210 members were elected. Former legislator Yang Chiong-ying(楊瓊瓔) won the most votes with 1,328. Current legislator...

Smackdown in the legislature over infrastructure plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What was meant to be a briefing of the legislators on the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) by Premier Lin Chuan (林全), turned into a ...

Tsai leading judicial reform will be risky: judges

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) Following an announcement by the Presidential Office that President Tsai Ing-wen plans to set up a judicial reform committee in the office and lead it herself, judges described ...

Legislators weigh in on nominees for judicial top posts

Several political party leaders in Taiwan’s Legislature on Monday commented on the nominees for the top posts of Judicial Yuan based on their ability and prospect to realize the country’s judicial ref...

Video of woman insulting mainlander sparks criticisms

A video of a woman firing insults at an elderly man who came to Taiwan from China during the retreat of the Nationalist government seven decades ago has drawn heavy criticism and was condemned by t...

Economics ministry weighs in on national park cement project

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Economics officials said Thursday that the Asia Cement Co.'s mining project inside the Taroko National Park can be terminated next year as new Environment Minister Lee Ying-yuan ...

EasyCard to roll out porn star series despite controversy (update)

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) In another flip flop on Thursday, EasyCard Corp. said it will proceed with its September launch of a series of stored value cards that feature Japanese porn star Yui Hatano, ma...

KMT and PFP fail to find joint candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Efforts to find common ground between the Kuomintang and the People First Party to find a joint candidate for the legislative seat in Taipei City to be vacated by Alex Tsai fail...

Activists demand Taipei mayor's apology over latest gaffe

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) The March 8 Women's Day this year might well sound ironic to some new migrants in Taiwan after the mayor of the country's capital city used the word "import" in reference to fo...