Nominees' tidbits: 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election [Countdown 140 days]

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election Last updated: Aug. 24, 2019 00:55 => Presidential candidates: party nominees Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu => Presidential candidate qualifications => El...

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election On March 23, 1996, the people of Taiwan exercised their right to directly elect their president for the first time. In 1996, Taiwan was preparing to hold its fi...

Taipei mayor could announce presidential bid next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is likely to announce a presidential bid next month, media reports said Thursday (July 11). Ko is reportedly waiting until the main op...

UPDATE: Taiwan’s legislature passes joint statement backing HK protests

[Last update: June 17 20:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the standoff in the morning, the legislature issued a three-point joint statement signed by the representatives of four political p...

Rally opposing Hong Kong's proposed extradition bill reaches 6000 in Taipei

[Last update: June 16 19:35] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While another mass protest was staged on streets of Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon to call for the withdrawal of the contentious extradition...

City and county representatives attend Strait Forum in China despite Taiwan government's warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four city and county representatives traveled to China to attend the Strait Forum, which includes week-long conferences and events aiming at promoting exchanges and &ldquo...

Taiwan People First Party Chairman supports 'one country, two systems': Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called on Chairman of the People First Party (PFP) James Soong (宋楚瑜) to clarify a report from Xinhua News Agency that quotes him advocat...

Ex-Hualien Magistrate to be released from Taiwan jail one month early

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court in Taichung announced that the former Magistrate of Hualien, Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁), who has been serving a prison term for charges of market manipulation, will be relea...

Taiwanese legislator's office director accused of attempted rape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The district office director working for Lee Hong-cuan (李鴻鈞), a national legislator of the People First Party (親民黨), has been accused of sexual harassment and attempted rape by...

Same-sex marriage moves forward at Taiwan Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A government proposal to legalize same-sex unions moved one step forward at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, with the next phase in its review likely to occur on April 9 at the ear...

Taiwan KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s defeat is already emerging

Looking at the result of last weekend’s by-election in Taipei City, the candidate representing Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Chen Su-yu (陳思宇), ended up losing badly, showing that Ko is headed for defea...

Taiwan elections: Wife of imprisoned ex-Hualien Magistrate elected to replace him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Hualien County, results of Saturday’s elections saw Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚) win election to the office of County Magistrate. Hsu, who is one of seven successful fem...

Smaller parties in Taiwan make ground in city, county councils

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The newly emerging New Power Party (NPP) made substantial grounds in Saturday's elections for city and county councilors, securing 16 seats in 10 cities and counties out of the par...

Magistrate of Taiwan’s Hualien County handed 8 months in prison for insider trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Magistrate of Hualien County Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁) has been sentenced to eight months in prison in a final verdict on charges of insider trading that violate the Securities...