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Taipei Mayor Ko touts ‘Tiffany green’ as third option beyond blue and green

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and chairman of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) on Saturday (July 16) called on voters to consider a third choice, “Tiffany green,...

Taiwan People's Party nominates Ann Kao to run for Hsinchu mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Central Committee of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) has nominated legislator Ann Kao (高虹安) to represent the party to run for Hsinchu City Mayor. The TPP held a ...

Ukraine war leads to renewed calls in Taiwan for refugee act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the outflow of refugees to neighboring countries has led to renewed calls in Taiwan for the passage of a refugee act, reports said Frid...

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...

Approval rating of Taiwan’s KMT drops to new low: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The approval rating of Taiwan’s primary opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), has hit a new low of 22.7%, according to the latest poll released by online news outl...

Taiwan People's Party expands into Hualien County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s People’s Party (民衆黨) (TPP) has set up a new caucus in an Indigenous village in Hualien County on the country’s eastern coast. It was establis...

Ko Wen-je does not rule out a virtual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his hope on Saturday (Oct. 2) that the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum could be conve...

Opposition party calls for ideas to make Taiwan better, offers NT$1 million in prizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) on Wednesday (Sept. 29) announced a scholarship aimed to address challenges confronting Taiwan by tapping into collective wisdom. ...

New Taipei to give small subsidy to restaurants amid self-imposed dining ban extension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) announced on Sunday (July 25) that the city government will give each of the 17,000 restaurants and eateries in the city a subsidy of NT$3...

Taiwan People's Party legislator questions nation's slow vaccine rollout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese legislator on Monday (May 24) demanded transparency regarding the country’s low COVID-19 vaccination rate as well as its sluggish pace of vaccine purchas...

Taiwanese lawmaker advocates for better environment for job-seeking foreign graduates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party Legislator Chiu Chen-yuan (邱臣遠) said Friday (Jan. 15) that the government should create a more welcoming environment for foreign students wishing...

Taiwan People's Party escapes 'self-disbandment' at first members' assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People's Party (TPP), which emerged as the country's third-largest political party following January's legislative elections, was able to stay afloa...

Support for Taiwan's KMT drops to historic low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The support rate of the Taiwanese opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) has reached a historic low following the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll conducted ...

Taiwan People's Party vows to participate in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taipei City Government adviser Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said Friday (March 6) the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) will enter the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election if the petition to re...

Taiwan People's Party secures five legislative seats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People's Party (TPP), founded by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), has secured 11.2 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, which will guarante...