Taiwan President Tsai beats Han by 11%, Ko by 13% in public opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) primary poll released today (June 13), show that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen not only defeated her DPP opponent fo...

Taiwan President Tsai wins DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has officially won the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary for the 2020 presidential race, defeating her rival former premier William...

'I don't know' says Kaohsiung Mayor Han when asked about Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the world's attention turned to up to one million people in Hong Kong marching to protest a controversial extradition bill on Sunday (June 9), itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor ...

DPP presidential primary polls for Tsai, Lai start in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five days of public opinion polls to select whether President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) or former premier William Lai (賴清德) will represent the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Ta...

William Lai casts doubt on Tsai Ing-wen’s sincerity after they clash on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held its first and only televised policy presentation for the party’s two presidential primary contenders, o...

Taiwan’s presidential hopeful William Lai says he has better chance of defeating KMT than President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said that he has a better chance of defeating the rival Kuomingtang (KMT) party’s candidate, reported the Central News Agency on Mon...

Estimates show as few as 17,000 attended Han rally in Taipei, not 400,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police, Taiwanese netizens, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials, and commentator Lee Yi-ping (李一平) dispute the claims by Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han...

Why the 'Han wave' is receding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An opinion piece in Up Media posted on Friday (May 10) examines the reasons behind the sudden rise and fall of support for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). When Han won the...

Han Kuo-yu has one week to join Taiwan presidential race as KMT candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) political party, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), announced on May 4 that the draft rules for the upcoming 2020 KMT primary election would be officially s...

Foxconn tycoon now says Taiwan is part of ROC, not PRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After saying that the "gods" were in agreement with him that "Taiwan is a part of China" on Thursday, Foxconn founder and prospective presidential Kuomintan...

Foxconn tycoon claims gods agree with him that 'Taiwan is part of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and prospective presidential Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Thursday (May 2) told reporters that Taiwan is a "part of China" and said t...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu says he will 'conquer the universe'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) stirred controversy after he pledged that he would "conquer the universe," prompting Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to ask, "what ...

Foxconn tycoon tells Trump he'd rather be a 'peacemaker' than a 'troublemaker'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) met with U.S. President Trump in the Whitehouse to discuss his plans to run for Taiwan&#...

Online poll of KMT suitors for Taiwan presidency gives Foxconn tycoon 10% lead over Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 24-hour online poll asking netizens to choose between Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Kaoshiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as the Kuomintang (KMT) candidate in Taiwan's ...

Taiwan premier criticizes Han for being 'too busy with presidential bid' to serve Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) cryptic 5-point statement vaguely hinting at a possible presidential bid, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today criticized hi...