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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...

Taiwan intelligence chief loses NTU teaching position after plagiarism scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau (NSB) Director General Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) will no longer teach at National Taiwan University (NTU) during the next academic year, reports said T...

National Taiwan University students upset about political strife over plagiarism row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The student community of prestigious National Taiwan University has voiced concern about the recent plagiarism row and called for renewed focus to be pivoted towards acade...

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. ...

Plagiarism-plagued election candidate for Taiwan’s DPP quits race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) announced his withdrawal from the race for mayor of Taoyuan City Friday (Aug. 12) following National Ta...

Taiwan’s DPP meets to discuss plagiarism-plagued candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) election committee met Friday (Aug. 12) at noon to discuss Taoyuan City mayoral candidate Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) following Nat...

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 ...

Taipei DPP politician labeled as China sympathizer over plagiarism stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outspoken Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei City Councilor Wang Shih-chien (王世堅) was attacked as a China sympathizer following his criticism of the party’s T...

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...

Taiwan intelligence chief ready to respond if NTU probes links to alleged plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau (NSB) Director General Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said he would offer a public explanation if National Taiwan University (NTU) investigated him followin...

Taiwan's top school confirms plagiarism, revokes DPP mayoral candidate's master's degree

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University on Tuesday (August 9) announced a decision to rescind a master's degree it gave to Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) in 2017, citing plagiarism after a m...

Taiwan's Chen Ming-tong defends Lin Chih-chien against charges of plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director-General of the National Security Bureau, Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) has waded into the war surrounding Lin Chih-chien’s (林智堅) two theses and whether or not he pla...

National Taiwan University ex-dean comments on DPP candidate's plagiarism scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first dean of the College of Social Science at National Taiwan University (NTU) on Friday (July 30) commented on the plagiarism scandal facing the ruling party's m...

Poll results bode ill for Taiwan DPP Taoyuan mayoral candidate as plagiarism accusations simmer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of an opinion poll bode ill for Lin Chih-chien (林智堅), Taoyuan mayoral candidate of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the local elect...

DPP heavyweight urges Taiwan President to act over mayoral candidate controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Cho-shui (林濁水), a former legislator and a prominent figure of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (July 27) called upon President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to...