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 ...

‘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...

Vice president-elect: No Taiwan, no ROC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) said Wednesday (Jan. 22) that the "Republic of China (R.O.C.)" will not exist unless "Taiwan" is ...

Why is Andrew Yang now silent on Taiwan?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — A lot of Taiwanese people feel rather proud that Andrew Yang (楊安澤) is running to be president of the United States. He is like the Jeremy Lin (林書豪) of politics. Born...

3 avenues available to China if Taiwan reelects Pres. Tsai: IR expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international relations expert has predicted three possible reactions Beijing could have if Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is re-elected this Saturday, Storm Me...

Taiwan campaign spokeswoman resigns over 'China unification treason' remarks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Lawmaker Lin Ching-yee (林靜儀) resigned as spokeswoman for President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election campaign after telling a Deutsche Welle interviewer that supporti...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: People First Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The self-proclaimed most resilient third party in Taiwanese politics, the People First Party (PFP), says it is determined to save the country from the mess created by the ...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: Green Party Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A party that has been evolving for 23 years, the Green Party Taiwan (GPT) seeks to prove that integrity and progressive values are cornerstones of its platform as its purs...

Why is Terry Gou really so opposed to the Anti-Infiltration Bill?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — After his humiliating defeat in the KMT presidential primary elections, Terry Gou (郭台銘) appeared to slope out of Taiwan’s political sphere with his tail betw...

Stanford University unveils late Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo’s diaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stanford University’s Hoover Institution presented the private diaries of late President Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), the son of Taiwan's postwar strongman ruler Chia...