Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral candidates face each other in televised debates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The candidates in the mayoral elections in Taiwan’s two major cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung, faced each other for the first time in televised debates Saturday. Vot...

Taiwan referendum results should be in by 2 a.m. on Nov. 25: CEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Thursday expressed the hope that the results of the 10 referendums scheduled for November 24, the same day as nationwide local and...

China's 'troll factory' targeting Taiwan with disinformation prior to election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local media outlet reported yesterday (Nov. 5) that China has its own "troll factory," which specializes in training its media and setting up accounts on ...

Taiwan steps up fight against fake news and illegal funding in runup to elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Premier William Lai told a Cabinet meeting Thursday that he feared fake news and an influx of illegal foreign funding would influence Taiwan's local and regional elections s...

Taiwan pro-gay rights referendum proposals move forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Two referendum proposals by the gay rights movement won the approval of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Thursday, making it more likely that they would be added to the sev...

Taiwan rounds up more than 300 suspected gangsters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the run-up to local elections in November, police rounded up 387 suspected gangsters, including five with links to the small pro-China Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促...

Opinion: What is the charisma of Taipei mayoral candidate Pasuya Yao? 

"Courage" is the first impression that Taipei mayoral candidate Pasuya Yao (姚文智) leaves on people. During his recent interviews with local media outlets, Yao fearlessly blasted ...

Taiwan election campaign starts Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign for the November 24 regional and local elections officially starts on Thursday, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC). The elections, which ta...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je unveils re-election campaign logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is going into the campaign for the November 24 election with the English-language slogan “Keep it real, keep it possible” and...

DPP officially names lawmaker Yao Wen-chih to run for Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday officially nominated lawmaker Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) to be its candidate in the November 24 Taipei City mayoral elec...

Taiwan ex-vice president to drop out of Taipei mayoral race if Chen Chu joins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is preparing to name a candidate of its own for the Taipei mayoral elections, one of the self-declared hopefuls, former Vi...

Taipei Mayor supports Taiwan President for re-election in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As speculation is mounting about the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) attitude toward this year’s mayoral elections, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文...

Su Tseng-chang gives nod to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has accepted the call to run for New Taipei City mayor after meeting with Democratic Pro...

Former Taiwan police chief wins KMT primary for New Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former national police chief Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) won the Kuomintang primary to be its candidate in the November 24 New Taipei City mayoral election, the party announced Friday...

Taipei police break up referendum activists’ camp

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City police suddenly appeared outside the Legislative Yuan Friday afternoon to remove tents set up by campaigners for a referendum about independence for Taiwan. ...