DPP learns a hard lesson from the Taiwanese voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During the victory speech she delivered on Jan. 16, 2016 after being elected Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the crowds of adoring supporters that she and her...

Taiwan elections: Ko Wen-je re-elected Taipei City Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was re-elected Taipei City Mayor on Nov. 24, overcoming rivals Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) of Kuomintang (KMT) and Pasuya Yao (姚文智) of the ...

Taiwan elections: Taipei City Mayor race set for thrilling finish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Mayor race is set for a thrilling finish, with the slightest of margins separating independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Tin...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate wins race for New Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Kuomintang (KMT) candidate has claimed victory in the nine-in-one local elections on Saturday as the next mayor of New Taipei City, managing to retain power for the oppo...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu wins Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for Kaohsiung mayor, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁), has admitted defeat against the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate, Han Kuo-yu (韓國...

Taiwan elections: Taipei City Mayor early count too close to call

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Mayor race is still too close to call after four hours of vote counting, with independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Sho...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu widens lead in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though the race for mayor of Kaohsiung was still not decided by 7 p.m., opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was widening his lead over former Democ...

Taiwan elections: opposition KMT candidate has narrow lead in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With two hours of ballot counting past, Kuomintang challenger Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a slight lead over Democratic Progressive Party rival Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) in the Kaohsiu...

Taiwan elections: KMT and independent Ko Wen-je neck and neck in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) are neck and neck in the Taipei City election race, two hours after polls closed...

Taiwan elections: Kaohsiung mayoral election turns into tug-of-war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An hour after ballot counting started, the race for mayor of Kaohsiung, looked extremely tight, with cable TV stations alternating between giving a lead to ruling Democrat...

Taiwan elections: DPP and KMT in close battle for Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the high-profile race for mayor of the southern harbor town of Kaohsiung, preliminary results after half an hour of counting indicated an early but extremely close lead...

China's pressure on Tsai weighs on local Taiwan elections

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's pressure campaign looms large as Taiwan holds local elections Saturday in what is seen partly as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President ...

Fake news: How China is interfering in Taiwanese democracy and what to do about it

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- This has been the final week of campaigning in what has proven to be one of the most hotly contested elections in Taiwan’s history. It is a process which should hav...

Mayoral candidates hold final campaign rallies across Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Final pushes will be made by party representatives at campaigns across Taiwan tonight ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Taiwanese citizens will hit the polling stati...

China's pressure on Tsai weighed in local Taiwan elections

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China and its growing pressure campaign loom large as Taiwan holds elections for mayors and other local officials Saturday, in what is partly seen as a referendum on the policies...