Taiwan elections: opposition KMT candidate has narrow lead in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With two hours of ballot counting past, Kuomintang challenger Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a slight lead over Democratic Progressive Party rival Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) in the Kaohsiu...

Taiwan elections: Kaohsiung mayoral election turns into tug-of-war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An hour after ballot counting started, the race for mayor of Kaohsiung, looked extremely tight, with cable TV stations alternating between giving a lead to ruling Democrat...

Taiwan saw at least 26 cases of voting violations on election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At least 26 cases of voting violations were found as Taiwan held complicated local elections in combination with an unprecedented 10 referendums Saturday Nov. 24. Due to the...

Taiwan elections: DPP and KMT in close battle for Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the high-profile race for mayor of the southern harbor town of Kaohsiung, preliminary results after half an hour of counting indicated an early but extremely close lead...

Organizer of Taiwan Olympic name referendum sues Olympic committee chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One of the organizers behind Saturday’s referendum about the use of the name “Taiwan” by the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics went to court Friday to sue the...

Taiwan group helps 2,500 students to return home to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - About 2,500 students were able to return home to vote in Saturday’s local elections and referendums thanks to a cheap bus service funded by a student organization, reports...

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 Weibo, Fac...

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 China for ...

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...