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China Broadcasting Corporation chairman announces candidacy for Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the KMT-affiliated China Broadcasting Corporation Chao Shao-kang (趙少康) on Monday (Feb. 9) announced he will run for president in the 2024 election. When siz...

South Taiwan city councilor expresses gratitude for support after surviving recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After surviving a recall vote on Saturday (Feb. 6), independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷) on Sunday expressed her gratitude to all those who rejected the ca...

Taiwan's rival parties step up activities as final countdown to politician's recall election begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As only one week remains until the recall vote for independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is doubling its efforts to ...

Taiwan politicians launch campaign to defend Kaohsiung councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To protest the recall campaign against independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), a group of politicians on Monday (Jan. 25) organized a counter-event on the ci...

Anti-Han Kuo-yu activists reunite to show support for southern Taiwan city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several key activists from the movement to recall former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) came together on Saturday (Jan. 23) to support independent Kaohsiung City Council...

Ousted mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung urged to run for KMT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) are urging former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who is on a hiatus from politics after being recalled last Ju...

Taiwan's DPP expresses opposition to 'unjustified' recall campaigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon the successful recall of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taoyuan City Council member Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) on Saturday (Jan. 16), the DPP blasted the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

US ending curbs on Taiwan contacts poses challenge for Biden's team

After US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday that Washington would lift restrictions on official interactions between the US and Taiwan, the Chinese government sharply criticized the ...

Taiwan's KMT faces challenge in choosing new secretary-general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), is having difficulty filling some of its key posts after former Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) revealed...

Four Taiwan events included in BBC's look back at 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — BBC News has released a video highlighting major events that occurred in the last 12 months, including four pivotal moments in Taiwan's political timeline. The BBC&...

Taiwan's DPP legislative caucus suspends 3 for ractopamine vote abstentions

The legislative caucus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) voted to fine and suspend three lawmakers who defied the party last week by abstaining on a series of vot...

Interim chairman of Taiwan's New Power Party resigns three months early

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The interim chairperson of the New Power Party (NPP), Kao Yu-ting (高鈺婷) announced her resignation on Tuesday (Nov. 3) after serving in the post for two months. The form...

Taiwan's new France office set to open by early December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Monday (Oct. 19) that the new representative office in France’s Aix-en-Provence is scheduled to open in early Decemb...

Taiwan asks China to rein in state media over Tsai’s National Day speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has urged China’s state media to exercise restraint over a controversial response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文)...

Taiwan's New Power Party announces new chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's New Power Party (NPP) has selected Kao Yu-ting (高鈺婷) as its new chairman, replacing ex-legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), who was one of the accused in a massive...