Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai likely to present views on TV on June 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The two rivals for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential nomination, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德), will likely prese...

Taipei mulling ban on smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following New Taipei City's announcement that it would forbid cigarettes smoking on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops, Taipei's city gov...

Taiwan's DPP have damaged reputation by altering polling method: William Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) announced on Wednesday (May 29), that landline and cell phone samples will each account for a 50-percent share in the party&rsquo...

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party to incorporate cell phone survey into primary poll

[Last update: May 29 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Landline and cell phone samples will each account for a 50-percent share in the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential prim...

Taipei Mayor reiterates claim Taiwan and China are ‘one family’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) reiterated his claim that “the two sides of the Taiwan strait are one family” during a television interview on Tuesday (May 28). ...

Ting Shou-chung to appeal 2018 Taipei mayoral election result again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost Taipei’s 2018 municipal election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), announced on Saturday (May 25) that he ...

Taipei Mayor Ko visits Japan to meet with politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) left for Japan on Thursday morning (May 23) to meet with Japanese politicians and learn more about the country’s tourism and energy policies,...

BREAKING NEWS: DPP meeting about Taiwan presidential candidate selection ends without agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than two hours of heated discussions Wednesday (May 22) afternoon, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) ended withou...

CEC meeting live stream: DPP supporters gather outside Taiwan party HQ to demand fair selection process

UPDATE: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee met Wednesday afternoon (May 22) to decide on a formula for selecting the ruling party&r...

Taipei Mayor Ko talks of corporate culture, digital governance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) delivered a speech on the “corporate culture” of his administration and explored issues concerning digital governance at the I-Mei...

Polls put William Lai ahead of Tsai Ing-wen for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai (賴清德) beat incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the latest polls, using both smartphones and landlines, to decide who the De...

Taipei wants to host 2030 Asian Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government is planning a bid to host the 2030 Asian Games, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) told reporters Friday (May 17). The Summer Universiade organized in 201...

Taipei Mayor tells Japan media he is preparing to run for president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is preparing to run for president, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday (May 5) in an interview with the independent politician...

KMT candidate loses case against Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Friday (May 10) rejected Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung’s (丁守中) case to have the result of last November’s Taipei City...

Taipei and New Taipei accept each other’s designated trash bags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei and New Taipei began to accept each other's designated trash bags on May 1, 2019, Taipei’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on April 29. Ta...