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...

Taipei mayor refuses to name presidential choice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the presidential election just days away, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 8) refused to declare which presidential candidate he would vote for, s...

Taipei mayor to go on leave to campaign for TPP legislative candidates: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has reportedly asked for a leave from office starting Dec. 30 to campaign for the legislative candidates of his newly founded Taiwan People&rs...

Taipei Mayor Ko slams pro-independence figures for fake love towards Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) lambasted Taiwanese pro-independence figures on Wednesday (Nov. 20), accusing them of lying about loving the country while their offspring hav...

Taiwan People's Party announces legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly formed Taiwan People's Party (TPP) disclosed on Tuesday (Nov. 19) its list of 29 nominees for legislator-at-large seats in the Jan. 11 elections, a week afte...

Shin Kong executive to run for Legislative Yuan on Taiwan People’s Party list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cynthia Wu (吳欣盈), a member of the family behind the Shin Kong business empire, wants to feature on the at-large legislative list for the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP),...

Taiwan KMT vice-presidential candidate recommends vote for other party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) vice-presidential candidate Simon Chang (張善政) upset the opposition party’s supporters by telling a radio show Thursday (November 14) that if voters ...

Taipei mayor looks ahead to 2024 presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Government adviser Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said Tuesday (Oct. 29) on a talk show hosted by radio personality Clara Chou (周玉蔻) that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is pla...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder rules out cooperation with PFP leader James Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) ruled out cooperation with People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) in the presidential campaign after appearing with...

Taipei Mayor says no need to infuriate China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has offered a fresh interpretation of his stand on cross-straits relations: Resist China but avoid irritating the county. Ko, the founder a...

Taiwan needs Meiji Restoration, not Boxer Rebellion: Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to criticism from the New Power Party (NPP), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (Sept. 22) said that Taiwan needs a "Meiji Restoration, not a Boxer Reb...

NPP rules out cooperation with Taipei mayor for Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party (NPP) on Friday (September 20) ruled out cooperation with Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) in the run-up to the January 2020 presidential and legislat...