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 ...

Yao Wen-chih one step closer to entering Taipei mayoral race for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) is moving one step closer to running in the Taipei mayoral race on behalf of his party, following the off...

Former Taiwan VP Annette Lu causes a stir with comments on Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former Vice President of Taiwan during the Chen Shui-bian administration, and possible Taipei mayoral candidate, Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), is making headlines for her remarks ...

Update: Controversial cram school owner Kao Kuo-hua declares bid for Taipei mayoral race

Update: A mere six hours after announcing his bid to run for the mayor of Taipei, Kao said that he quit the race because his 96-year-old mother asked him to stay out of politics and due to her frail c...

Tens of thousands join march to back DPP Taipei mayoral hopeful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator and Taipei mayoral hopeful Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) led a march in Taipei Sunday afternoon, which drew larger number of suppo...

Financial Times names Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je as potential Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is a potential future presidential candidate thanks to his blunt style, the Financial Times of London wrote in a profile this week. Th...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, April 24, The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: President orders review of 'protracted' environmental assessment...

KMT policy chief could face questions about missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors were likely to summon Kuomintang policy chief Alex Tsai for questioning as a witness in connection with last week’s missile misfiring, reports said Wednesday. The ...

For Taipei mayor, poll numbers show rising tide of discontent

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je vowed Friday to listen to the voices of the people, a city government spokesman said, after a new opinion poll showed the number of Ko's detractors exceedi...

Tsai urges voters to teach smearers a lesson

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen Sunday called on voters to use the votes in their hands to teach the KMT a lesson about engaging in smear campaigns For a few days,...

TV pundit ordered to compensate tycoon over donation claim

Taipei, Aug. 21 (CNA) A television and radio pundit was ordered by the Taipei District Court Friday to pay NT$2 million in compensation to Hon Hai Group Chairman Terry Gou (???) for falsely claiming...

Apple Daily: James Soong as pan-blue camp's new leader

A day before James Soong (???) announced his presidential bid (on Aug. 6), CommonWealth Magazine published a survey showing that Tsai Ing-wen (???) of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (D...

KMT presidential candidate says she will bravely face challenges

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Hung Hsiu-chu, presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), said Thursday that she will bravely face any challenge to seek a final victory, in the wake of an announcemen...

KMT not afraid of competition: party chief

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu said Thursday that his party is not afraid of competition and will unite voters to win the 2016 presidential election. Chu made the...

Eric Chu should not rule out candidacy in 2016: Ma (update)

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou is "anxious" that no top-notch candidates have emerged from Taiwan's ruling party Kuomintang (KMT) and said that Eric Chu, its chairman, should not rule ...