‘Can't Stop This Party’ becomes Taiwan's 365th political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The establishment of the "Can't Stop This Party" (歡樂無法黨) was approved by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) Wednesday (Feb. 19), making the newly formed grou...

Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections

The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday (Jan. 21) that its government's disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum in Canberra late ...

Suspected Chinese meddling focus in Taiwan presidential vote

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s ruling party is crying foul over alleged Chinese attempts to sway the self-governing island’s presidential election on Saturday. The Democratic Progres...

New Power Party legislator to vote for Tsai in Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) of the opposition New Power Party (NPP) said on Wednesday (Jan. 8) he would vote for incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the ruling ...

Hong Kong businessman offered NT$50 million for a meeting: Taiwan ex-president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Hong Kong businessman once wanted to pay NT$50 million (US$1.63 million) to see him while he was in power, but he turned the offer down, former President Chen Shui-bian ...

Taiwan presidential candidate says he will drop out if proven to have accepted NT$1 from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following allegations by a former Chinese spy that China was funding his campaign, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) promised Saturday (November 23)...

Taiwan Youtubers form new political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent Taiwan legislator and former Youtube personality Chiu Wei-chieh (邱威傑) announced Tuesday (Nov. 5) that he has filed a request to form the new "Can't St...

Taiwan’s New Power Party loses another lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸) announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) she was leaving the New Power Party (NPP), adding to the crisis the small group has been facing over the past mo...

Taiwanese rock star legislator quits party to run as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rock star legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) announced Thursday (August 1) he was leaving the New Power Party (NPP) to run as an independent for the Legislative Yuan and to suppo...

Taipei mayor to form political party, seek legislative power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) announced on Thursday (August 1) that he will form a new political party with the intention to seek legislative representation in the election...

Taiwan's Kuomintang mayor of Kaohsiung sues media manager for slander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Kuomintang mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who looks like the strongest performer on the “blue” side of Taiwan politics, sued Wu Tzu-chia (吳子嘉), chairman ...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai likely to present views on TV on June 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The two rivals for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential nomination, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德), will likely prese...

44 international scholars release open letter to democratic Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 44 international scholars and former U.S. government officials, including Jerome Cohen, William Stanton, and Stephen Young today jointly published an open letter to ...

Public pressure encourages Taiwan president Tsai to resist China and improve polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights, Presidential Office advisor Wu Li-pei (吳澧培), former Presidential Office adviser Peng Ming-min (彭明敏), former Academia Sinic...

Taiwan's DPP votes for new party chairperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went to the polls on Jan. 6 to elect a new chairperson, reported CNA. The by-election, which is expected to...