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Taiwan's KMT legislators must show who they vote for as legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislators will be required to show which candidate they have chosen to lead the Legislative Yuan when the law-making body meets for its first session on...

TPP will vote for own Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) has decided not to directly back either of Taiwan’s two major party picks for Legislative Yuan speaker and instead nominated it...

Pro-Taiwan independence party downsizes after election battering

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After failing to reach the number of votes required to receive government subsidies during the Jan. 13 election, the pro-independence Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) clos...

By-elections set for five local government positions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By-elections are to be held for five local government positions following Taiwan’s general election on Jan. 13. Representatives cannot hold national and local ele...

KMT nominates Han Kuo-yu, Johnny Chiang to lead Taiwan legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislator and former Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will seek the nomination for President of the Legislative Yuan alongside Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as his...

Taiwan political parties talk selection of next President of Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) indicated support for the reelection of Taiwan’s current President of the Legislative Yuan You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Mond...

Taiwan 2024 election Indigenous legislative seat results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan elected two new legislators to the six seats reserved for Indigenous legislators on Saturday (Jan. 13) and four others held seats they won in 2020. The two newly...

Taiwan legislative candidate would outlaw taro hotpot, legalize drugs, sex work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chu I-ming (朱翊銘) is running for Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei’s Daan District with a wide-ranging policy platform ranging from legalizing all drugs and sex wo...

Taiwan election 2024: Major party positions on death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than five days until Taiwan elects a new president and legislature, representatives of the major political parties continue to trade jabs over the continued use ...

DPP shows concern about losing majority in Taiwan legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) presidential campaign has warned supporters that if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) does not gain a majority of legislati...

Taiwan election 2024: Major party cross-strait and foreign policies, in brief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than one month until Taiwan’s next general election, the policy platforms of the presidential candidates and their parties are coming into focus. While ...

Taiwan Green Party releases gender policies, targets surrogacy ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Green Party Taiwan will work to overturn restrictions on surrogacy if elected in January, the party said as it announced policies targeting gender equality on Thursday...

New Power Party to hold ‘street-side talks’ before Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Power Party (NPP) will hold hundreds of street-side talks in the run-up to Taiwan’s January election, party chair Claire Wang (王婉諭) said on Wednesday (Dec. 1...

Poll shows DPP as favorite for Taiwan presidency, KMT for legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) remains the frontrunner in Taiwan’s presidential race according to a new poll, while results show the...

Freddy Lim joins DPP to back party in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Freddy Lim (林昶佐) has applied to join the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) recommendation, the former New Power Party (NPP) and independent ...