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Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

Key lessons from Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The political currents swirling around the office of mayor in Kaohsiung have involved high drama and hyperbole as the Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) era came and — not a moment...

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...

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...

KMT chair vows to win back Kaohsiung mayorship in 2022

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Saturday vowed to bring his party back to power in Kaohsiung in 2022, following a crushing defeat for the KMT in the mayoral by-election in ...

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...

Kaohsiung mayoral candidates pledge to improve city's infrastructure

All three candidates in the upcoming mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung vowed Saturday to push for quality infrastructure despite a relatively tight budget during their only televised policy presentatio...

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...

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...

KMT candidate in Taiwan mayoral race tries to surrender master's degree amid scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) said on Thursday (July 23) that she will give up her master's degree as plagiari...

KMT candidate in S. Taiwan mayoral race accused of thesis plagiarism

[Last update: July 22 17:00] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) has been accused of plagiarizing speech notes and an...