Australian writer detained in Beijing told supporter he was a former Chinese spy: Reuters

Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer detained in Beijing and facing trial for espionage on behalf of a country China hasn’t publicly named was a former Chinese spy, according to a confidential let...

KMT political games fall flat

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The KMT sprung a surprise in the Legislative Yuan earlier this week when they introduced two new resolutions urging the Taiwanese government to foster closer ties with ...

KMT legislator protests proposal to amend Taiwan law concerning Sun Yat-sen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislators Fan Yun (范雲) and Chuang Jui-hsiung’s recent proposal to nix the requirement that the portrait of Sun Ya...

Northern Taiwan mayor admits to having dreamed about presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (Sept. 15) admitted in an interview that he had once dreamed of becoming president. The Democratic Progressive Party...

Taiwan's KMT clarifies decision to stick with '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Monday (Sept. 7) clarified the party’s decision to stick with the “1992 consensus,” hinting that the par...

KMT decries ruling on ill-gotten property act

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has denounced a court ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law governing the assets of political parties, calling the law illegitimate a...

DPP criticizes former Taiwan president, KMT chairman for not resisting China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Aug. 26) slammed former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), saying the two...

New Taipei City mayor offers advice on KMT party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said on Tuesday (Aug. 18) that the Kuomintang (KMT) party must consider public opinion and stay connected to everyday people by bein...

KMT comprised of 'scoundrels and fools': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Weng Ta-jui (翁達瑞), a U.S.-based scholar, pointed out that KMT candidate Li Mei-jhen’s (李眉蓁) devastating loss was a matter of party composition, saying the Kuomintang...

DPP initiates last minute canvassing ahead of S. Taiwan mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With only two weeks remaining until Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Campaign Director Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) said that starting Mond...

Taiwanese youth are a force to be reckoned with

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) last month was undoubtedly a massive undertaking that not only is the first time a Taiwanese city’s mayor w...

KMT lawmaker indicted for inciting violent protests in 2018

Legislator at large Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and 12 others were indicted Friday for their roles in a 2018 demonstration against military pension cuts that turned violent, ac...

Clashes erupt at Taiwan's legislature over Control Yuan appointment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had a physical confrontation in the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday morning (July 14) o...

Taipei Mayor discusses potential presidential bid in TV interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Thursday (July 9) shared his thoughts on a possible 2024 presidential bid and other current political issues in an exclusive televised inte...

Veteran DPP statesman highlights importance of 2-party system in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would dominate Taiwanese politics after the once-mighty Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was voted ...