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Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part III, leading the DPP into the sun

As the final election results came in, the newly elected president must have been feeling elated, having won a landslide victory and led the electoral slate to an overwhelming majority in the legislat...

Taiwan's president: "the way of Tsai" part II, rise to reign over the DPP

“If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in.” –Sun Tzu (孫子) In 2008, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was in what was probably its darkest hour. Out of the wreckag...

Why Taiwanese democracy needs strong opposition

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) is in a very bad place at the moment. It all looked so rosy just a few years ago. Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) swept to office in the DPP stronghold of Kaoh...

Recall and referendum reform would be a mistake for Taiwan

The past month in Taiwanese politics has been dominated by two things: referendums and recalls. Back on December 18th, there were four referendums held on topics as diverse as nuclear power, pork i...

Asian Boss accused of seeking pro-KMT viewpoints for Taiwan street interviews

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The YouTube channel Asian Boss has drawn criticism for allegedly "pre-screening" interviewees for those with Kuomintang (KMT) party viewpoints and for featuring ...

The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

China Broadcasting chairman real 'war criminal' of referendum: People First Party member

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party reels from its recent referendum upset, People First Party member and commentator Lee Cheng-hao (李正皓) has said China Broadcasting ...

With an anti-American image, KMT will lose again and again: Pundit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT-leaning commentator Huang Wei-han (黃暐瀚) said the U.S.-China dynamic played a large role in the four referendums on Saturday (Dec. 18) and that if Taiwan’s opposi...

China: Military drills, flights were needed to defend Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's recent increase in military exercises and warplane missions near Taiwan — which have raised concerns around the region — were necessary to defend the nation's sovereignty and te...

Taiwan's KMT collects enough signatures for referendums to progress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) said on Saturday (Feb. 20) that it has collected about 600,000 signatures for each of its two proposed referendums— on ractopamine pork and refe...

Taiwan's DPP uses alternative policies to rejuvenate party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) hope that local party chapters can become more attractive to young Taiwanese is...

Taiwan's DPP slams rival party for recent recall elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the failed recall of independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials on Sunday (Feb. 7) stated that if th...

DPP demands apology from recall campaign organizers over profanity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and women's rights groups on Tuesday (Feb. 2) accused the Huang Chie (黃捷) recall campaign of using vulgarity to demean women and...

Taiwan political magazine to cease print publication after 33 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Journalist, a Taiwanese weekly political magazine, will cease print publication in February after struggling against tough competition on the internet. On Thursday ...

Interparty press conference held in support of southern Taiwan city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators Freddy Lim (林昶佐), an independent, and Liu Shifang (劉世芳), from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), held a press conference with others at the Legislative Yu...