New Power Party spokesperson may join DPP's Kaohsiung mayor campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party (NPP) spokesperson Huang Jie (黃捷) has been invited to join Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai’s (陳其邁) campaign team for the Ka...

Legislator calls for tighter control on Chinese investment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) joined a number of critics on Monday (June 8) calling for stricter rules regarding Chinese investment ...

Kaohsiung citizens rally before historic recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) mobilized supporters the night before the recall election Saturday (June 6) for a protest march encouraging Kaohsiung residents to vote out the...

S. Taiwan mayor asks supporters not to take part in recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), facing a recall vote early next month, is calling on his supporters not to turn out to polling stations. The Kuomintang (KMT) mayor ha...

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 ...

Proposal to emphasize 'Taiwan' on passport passes first reading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two proposals to hold referendums on emphasizing "Taiwan" on the cover of Taiwanese passports passed the first reading on Tuesday (April 28). During a meeting...

Wuhan coronavirus no laughing matter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) sent a serious message to all comedians on Tuesday (March 31) by warning that any virus-related jokes to celebrate Apri...

Over 70% favor removing 'China' from Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 70 percent of Taiwanese support changing the English name on Taiwan's passports to avoid confusion with communist China, according to the results of a survey run ...

Chinese admiral describes Taiwan president and vice president-elect as warmongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) should be listed as warmongers and war criminals because they are exploiting the Wuhan coronavirus ...

TSP legislator says Taiwanese trapped in Wuhan 'don't have guts to criticize China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese legislator on Wednesday (March 4) criticized Taiwanese businesspeople stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan for trying to sue President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) inst...

Five Chinese media outlets named 'foreign missions' by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department listed five U.S.-based Chinese media outlets as "foreign missions" on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as part of its counteractions against China'...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor expected to clear 2nd hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung, organizer of the recall campaign against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), said Wednesday (Feb. 12) that it has received 230,753 signatures, which i...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 117,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received over 110,000 signatures within four days. From Wednesday (Jan. 29) to Sunday (Feb. 2), a petitio...

Yu Shyi-kun elected legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new legislative session began Saturday (Feb. 1) when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) legislator-at-large Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) was elected leg...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...