2020 Taiwan Presidential Election: Countdown 144 days

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election Last updated: Aug. 18, 2019 01:15 => Presidential candidates: party nominees Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu => Presidential candidate qualifications => El...

Taiwan's KMT ousts member for calling Han gambler, alcoholic, and womanizer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Aug. 14) expelled a party member for questioning itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) suitability as a presidential candidate and...

Latest poll has Tsai leading Han by 20% in Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a hypothetical one-on-one presidential election matchup, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won by 20 percentage points over itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) in a poll c...

Taipei Mayor founds Taiwan People's Party, elected chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) formally established the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) today (Aug. 6) and was elected the new party's chairman. At noon today, the foundin...

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election On March 23, 1996, the people of Taiwan exercised their right to directly elect their president for the first time. In 1996, Taiwan was preparing to hold its fi...

1,500 companies go bankrupt in Kaohsiung under Han's rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu is coming under fire now over the fact that under his watch, the city of Kaohsiung has lost 1,530 companies, while the five other major cit...

Trust in Han Kuo-yu plunges to all-time low of 34% in Taiwan: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese trust in itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has dropped to an all-time low in My Formosa's (美麗島電子報) latest poll. In the latest edition of My Formosa...

Tsai far ahead of Han in Taiwan News presidential poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwan News poll implemented on social media shows that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has a commanding lead over itinerant Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) among readers in a one...

Ghoulish Han Kuo-yu masks Made in China surface in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Masks of itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), appropriately made in China, are starting to appear in costume stores in Taiwan and on...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

Terry Gou’s KMT candidacy could help DPP in Taiwan presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The KMT presidential candidate race is back in the spotlight this week after it was announced that the President of Hon Hai/Foxconn, one of Taiwan’s biggest and most s...

Lai pledges no personal attacks on other candidates in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai on Friday declared that he viewed the presidential election process in Taiwan as a “battle of gentlemen,”(君子之爭) stressing that he wo...

US will not interfere in Taiwan presidential election: AIT Chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a symposium discussing Taiwan’s future prospects after 40 years of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) held at National Taiwan University on Monday, American Institute...

KMT members call for Han Kuo-yu to enter Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Approximately 20 members of the Kuomintang (KMT) party on Tuesday (April 9) called on Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to run for president of Taiwan in 2020, reported CNA. ...

Han rejects 2020 bid for Taiwan president, citing obligation to Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a controversial trip to Hong Kong and China, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) shared a message to social media on Saturday addressing the Kuomintang (KMT) Party’s attempts...