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 ...

DPP retains majority in Taiwan legislative elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has secured 48 of the 73 legislative seats that are directly elected through local districts, with five constituencies yet to...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party candidate wins in KMT stronghold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP, 台灣基進) has secured a legislative election win over the Kuomintang's (KMT) Yen Kuan-heng (顏寬恒) in Taichung City...

Taiwan's legislative elections a close contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results for the legislative election on Saturday (Jan. 11) are pouring in and appear to reveal a number of tight races. In Taipei City's No. 3 district, Kuomintang ...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: Taiwan Statebuilding Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Founded in Kaohsiung just three years ago, the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) aims to replace the Kuomintang (KMT) party as the second wheel in Taiwan's politics no ...

Kaohsiung fears violence, mobilizes police for Han rallies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Supporters and opponents of the Kuomintang presidential nominee, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), are expected to march in different parts of Kaohsiung at the same time on Saturday after...

Taiwan president to join rock star legislator's campaign rally and concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy metal band frontman-turned-politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will stage a concert with his band, Chthonic, at Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday evening (Dec. 21) i...

Mayor of Taiwan beach town angers Taiwanese with business card featuring Chinese flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Hengchun has angered Taiwanese by handing out business cards in the United States showing the five-star flag of communist China, reports said Saturday (Dec. 1...

Data of 8 Taiwanese activists leaked by China-backed Russian website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At least eight Taiwanese seen as advocating Hong Kong's democracy found their personal details posted online by HK Leaks and some of them have received death threats from d...

KMT candidate to rally supporters on same day of march calling for his removal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As organizers get ready for the "1221 Wecare Taiwan Parade" in December, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team are planning to ho...

Pro-independence coalition likely to form in support of Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pan-green coalition is likely to form in order to support the reelection of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and ensure the continuity of pro-independence forces. Huang K...