KMT seeking to lower voting age before Taiwan's 2022 elections

Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), expressed hope Sunday that a recent proposal raised by the party to lower the legal voting age to 18 by means of constitutional amendment can ...

Former Taiwan vice president lambastes incumbent Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said on Sunday (Oct. 6) that the leader of a country should possess wisdom or it could spell disaster for the people, a statement th...

Taiwan's KMT primary contenders join protest against Referendum Act

All five contenders for the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) nomination in the 2020 presidential election joinedthousands in a rally in Taipei Sunday against what they called asignificant erosion of voters...

KMT organizing protest against amendments to Taiwan's Referendum Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the amendments to the Referendum Act made last week, the Kuomintang (KMT) party is calling on supporters to join in a protest against the new amendments, which t...

Ex-Vice President lambasts Taiwan’s decision to decouple referendums from elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) got fired up again as she castigated the passage of an amendment to the Referendum Act on June 18, which mandates that future electi...

No referendums to take place in Taiwan until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s lawmakers passed an amendment to the Referendum Act on Monday (June 17), ensuring that no referendum will be held alongside the 2020 presidential election, ...

Taiwan's DPP to revise proposed amendment to Referendum Act

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus will propose during a legislative session a revision to its proposed amendments to the Referendum Act that would have required people to provide ph...

Former vice president lambasts amendments to Taiwan’s referendum law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) has described amendments to Taiwan’s referendum law, approved by the Cabinet in April, as a reversal of democracy. Lu issue...

Launch of electronic referendum system may be postponed due to data risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) said in a legislative hearing Monday (May 6) the launch date for the electronic referendum joint signature system may be delayed due ...

Human rights issues can no longer be the subject of referendums in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - According to Cabinet revisions Thursday, human rights issues can no longer become the subject of referendums if the outcome might go counter to international human rights agreem...

Taiwan activists deliver anti-nuclear referendum petition

A local anti-nuclear coalition submitted a referendum petition Tuesday to the Central Election Commission (CEC) for initial screening. The petition initiated by the National Nuclear Abolition Actio...

US does not support referendum on Taiwan independence: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Wednesday the United States does not support a referendum on Taiwan independence, which is considered to be in conflict with th...

Ex-AIT chair warns Formosa Alliance on danger of Taiwan Independence referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, the former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and a current analyst for the U.S. think tank, the Brookings Institution, offered some cautiona...

Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power stations by 1 percent annually in the coming two years, but will proceed with its plan to abolish nuclear power by...

Taiwan will continue CPTPP efforts despite comments by Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government said Friday it would continue its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) despite comments by Japan it would be diffic...