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Han Kuo-yu is back and KMT power players need to take notice

On Jan. 2, ex-Kaohsiung mayor and former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book release rally in Taipei’s Daan Park that reportedly attracted over 10,000 ard...

The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

41 vendors at Taipei's Huannan Market test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expanded testing of workers at wholesale markets in Taipei showed that 41 vendors at Huannan Market have tested positive for COVID-19, leading to its immediate closure on ...

Taipei Agricultural Products cluster infection started with tea parlor visit in Wanhua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 cluster infection involving wholesale markets operated by the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation (TAPMC, 臺北農產運銷公司) climbs, the organization...

Taipei Agricultural Products cluster infection grows by 15 more cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster infection involving wholesale markets operated by the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation (TAPMC, 臺北農產運銷公司) grew by 15 cases on Friday (J...

Taipei Agricultural Products cluster infection explodes to 45 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster infection involving the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation (TAPMC, 臺北農產運銷公司) rocketed to 45 cases on Sunday (June 20). At a press bri...

Taiwan's ‘Iron Minister’ delivers food to frontline medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a nod to frontline medical workers fighting hard against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chief and Health and Welfare Minister Chen S...

Revelation of NT$72 million Taipei home tarnishes Han's 'common folk' image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) image as just another one of the "common folk" took a hit on Wednesday (Nov. 6), when news broke t...

KMT presidential candidate drops again in Taiwan polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has dropped again in the latest polls, as has an alliance between Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘)...

Kaohsiung mayor allegedly gave NT$4 million of TAPMC funds as travel money to cronies, wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A report has surfaced today alleging that itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) skimmed over NT$4 million (US$128,000) in surplus reve...

Kaoshiung Mayor Han clarifies 'Maria' comment about Filipinos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over his use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to citizens from the Philippines, Kaohsiung Mayo...

Taoyuan city councilor backtracks on claims Kaohsiung Mayor Han was 'drunk every day'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taoyuan City Councilor Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) is backtracking on claims he made on a recent political commentary TV program that Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was drinking heavil...

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...

Taiwan Elections: Explaining the rise of Han Kuo-yu in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Two years ago, the idea that the KMT could take control of Kaohsiung City Council was inconceivable. Even two months ago, the idea seemed fanciful at best. But this week...