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Is the new KMT pro-US shift actually for real?

This is part five in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans need to know...

Nearly 50% of Taiwanese say Tsai not ready for Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new poll released on Tuesday (May 25), nearly half of respondents said that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has not done enough to prepare Taiwan for an invasion by Chin...

China's Global Times editorials on Taiwan are so bad they are funny

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Global Times is always good for a laugh. In the CCP’s press ecosystem it serves as the repository for foaming-at-the-mouth...

Taiwan president rides high in polls despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the sixth anniversary of her first inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is still riding high in the polls despite the onslaught of a COVID-19 surge, the threat fr...

Taiwan pollster sees health minister as candidate for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set on nominating Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as the ruling camp’s candidate for mayor of Taipei City, a pollst...

Support for Taiwan’s ruling DPP takes beating in recent poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took a beating in a recent poll, losing 5.8% of support in a single month. The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundat...

Majority of Taiwanese now want independence amid Ukraine war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new poll released on Tuesday (April 26), over 52% of respondents said they want de jure independence for Taiwan amid the Russo-Ukrainian War, a significant increase o...

Taiwanese split on 'coexisting with COVID' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll released on Tuesday (April 26) revealed that Taiwanese are split over the government's policy to "coexist with COVID," with slightly more people o...

Taiwanese pessimistic about prospect of US sending troops to help defend nation: Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scenes of Ukrainians fighting against the invading Russian military have made Taiwanese less hopeful of American support in the event of a war in Taiwan, and this is refle...

More Taiwanese think Japan will join war if China invades than US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, a new poll released on Tuesday (March 22) revealed that 43% of respondents think Japan would intervene if China invades Taiwa...

60% fear Taiwan will fight Chinese invasion alone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a poll released on Tuesday (March 22), nearly 60% of respondents said they believe that if Taiwan is faced with an invasion by China, it will have to do so alone, and 7...

Taiwan pollster dismisses survey claiming majority support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, discussions of the consensus on Taiwan's status quo have surfaced, with pollster You Ying-lung (游盈隆) saying different m...

Taiwan's KMT is continuing to sink while Eric Chu continues to point fingers

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In Eric Chu (朱立倫) victorious run for Kuomintang (KMT) chair last year he pledged to restore the fortunes of a party that appeared to be at a low point. Since then, thing...

63% of Taiwanese do not believe Chinese will attack if Russia invades Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 22) found that 63% of Taiwanese believe aggressive action by Russia against Ukraine will not lead China to attack Taiwan. The ...

Can the Taiwan People's Party overtake the KMT?

Some polling, especially by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF), has shown the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) close to or even occasionally surpassing the Kuomintang (KMT). In October...