NPP rules out cooperation with Taipei mayor for Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party (NPP) on Friday (September 20) ruled out cooperation with Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) in the run-up to the January 2020 presidential and legislat...

NPP to nominate candidate for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s presidential race heats up, the New Power Party (NPP) aims to call on party legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) to run for president, according to a SETN.co...

Parents of Taipei City Mayor too late to help him register for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the unexpected decision by Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) not to run for president, the registration process for the January 2020 election took anoth...

Foxconn founder expected to announce presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) is expected to announce his run for the presidency, according to the top aide of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who has been in talks with t...

Taiwan president rules out refugee act for Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Sept. 4) ruled out the possibility of a refugee act for Hongkongers despite a plea from pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒)...

HK activist calls for rally in Taiwan before China's National Day

Hong Kong student activist and secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) urged the Taiwanese public Tuesday to take to the streets before China's Oct. 1 National Day to ...

Hong Kong democracy activists visit Taiwan's political parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During his visits to the New Power Party (NPP) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tuesday (September 3), Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) said he wan...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to meet with Taiwanese leaders today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite his arrest last week, Hong Kong student activist and secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) arrived in Taiwan today (Sept. 3) to meet with...

NPP legislator calls Terry Gou's economic plans for Taiwan 'vapid'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday (Aug. 1), Foxconn founder and prospective presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) made a public address in which he declared that Taiwan’s focus should be o...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Taiwan’s New Power Party picks new leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party (NPP) announced Wednesday (August 21) it had chosen one of its three remaining lawmakers, political scientist Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), as its new chairman ...

The divide and rule strategy that will define Taiwan’s presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Divide and rule is a political strategy that can be traced all the way back to Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy, but it is ass relevant and effective today a...

Taipei City Councilor steps up as contender for NPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the resignation of New Power Party (NPP) chairman Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) on Monday (Aug. 12) and the departure of several prominent members, Taipei City Council m...

Taiwan’s New Power Party loses another lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸) announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) she was leaving the New Power Party (NPP), adding to the crisis the small group has been facing over the past mo...

Chairman of Taiwan's New Power Party resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chairman of Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) announced his resignation as head of Taiwan’s third most powerful political party on Monda...