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Former UN ambassador praises Taiwanese for standing up to Communist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) victory in the presidential election on Saturday (Jan. 11), former American representative to the United Nations Nikki Ha...

American scholar praises Taiwan’s vote counting system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American scholar Kharis Templeman, who came to Taiwan to observe the 2020 presidential and legislative elections, said that witnessing the process of announcing and counti...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...

Taiwan elections: A victory for freedom, democracy, and common sense

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — And breathe… It’s been a stressful few weeks and months coming into this election for everyone who cares about Taiwan. It’s been particularly acut...

Sour grapes: China says it's opposed to 'Taiwan independence' after Tsai's huge win

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) record-shattering win with over 8 million votes, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) issued a terse statement in wh...

The 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Laowai's Perspective

As a foreigner living in Taiwan, I cannot vote, but I have lived 11 years of my life here and it is hard to escape having a personal perspective on domestic politics. The Best KMT Candidate? It...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

American couple with Taiwanese citizenship jets back to vote in election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American couple who had lived in Taiwan for 39 years before becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens and retiring in the U.S. has flown 12,000 kilometers back to Taiwan ...

Final countdown of 2020 Taiwan elections

In the final countdown to Saturday's (Jan. 11) elections, the candidates are making their last pitch to win the hearts and minds of voters in Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the ruling ...

Taiwanese terminal cancer patient hopes to live long enough to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced this week showing a terminally ill cancer patient given just days to live expressing his hope that he can live long enough to cast a vote on Saturday (Jan. ...

Tsai calls on Taiwanese to embrace Han fans, regardless of election outcome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a campaign rally on Thursday (Jan. 9), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) encouraged followers to embrace supporters of her riva...

Video shows Hong Kong actor telling Taiwanese to 'go home and vote'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A short but moving video by Hong Kong actor Chapman To (杜汶澤) calling on Taiwanese to cherish their democracy and vote has quickly gone viral in Taiwan, with over 120,00 vi...

Voting from space: how US protects its citizens' suffrage 354 km from Earth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A law passed in the U.S. in 1997 amplified the importance of protecting suffrage for all while also proving that distance should never hinder anyone from voting for their ...

Photo of the Day: Cat ears, cosplay, death metal featured in Taiwan campaign ad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This wild election campaign rally advertisement for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) showing the whimsical side of Taiwanese society appeared on Facebook on Wednesda...

KMT candidates accuse Taiwan president of 'bootlicking Communist China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Cheng Cheng-chien (鄭正鈐), KMT Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強), and New Party Taipei City Councilor Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) on W...