Taiwan’s Foxconn founder on holiday in Japan after primary defeat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his failure to win the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nomination, Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) was spending a holiday with his wife in Japan, but st...

With Taiwan's presidential candidates set, poll gives Tsai the edge

Taipei (CNA)-- The first poll taken after the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as its presidential candidate has shown him clearly trailing President Tsai Ing-wen...

KMT scraps combination of chairmanship with Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (July 17) abolished the rule that a member elected president of Taiwan should automatically also serve as party chairman....

Former Taiwan presidential candidates Gou, Lai called upon to form ‘victims alliance’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese opinion poll expert urged former premier William Lai (賴清德) and former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘), who have suffered defeats in their respective president...

Taiwanese tycoon remains silent about whether to run on his own

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) congratulated Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his victory in the Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential primary, but remained silent ...

Taipei mayor likely to run for president as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An aide close to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has revealed that if he were to run for president, he would do so as an independent. With both the Democratic Progressive ...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing....

Breaking News: Han wins KMT primary poll for Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has officially won the Kuomingtang's (KMT) nationwide poll to select its candidate for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, with ov...

Taiwan Foxconn founder to consider independent presidential bid: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) continued its presidential primaries Friday (July 12), there were an increasing number of media reports hinting that Foxconn Technology ...

Taiwan's Foxconn tycoon cries after thanking sea goddess for his presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn tycoon and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (Kuo Tai-ming, 郭台銘) on Wednesday broke down into tears after thanking the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖) and the go...

Wisconsin governor expresses doubts about Taiwan’s Foxconn job targets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foxconn Group might only employ 1,500 people when its new plant in Wisconsin starts operations next May, the state’s governor told CNBC Tuesday (July 9). The ...

KMT primary poll starts Monday evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) party’s presidential primary starts Monday evening (July 8) and will last through Sunday (July 14). The candidates competing for the KMT pres...

Taiwan's KMT primary contenders join protest against Referendum Act

All five contenders for the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) nomination in the 2020 presidential election joinedthousands in a rally in Taipei Sunday against what they called asignificant erosion of voters...

Taiwan's Foxconn founder aims to levy NT$160 billion in taxes on wealthy

Taipei (CNA) - Terry Gou (郭台銘), a presidential contender of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), said Saturday that if he is elected the next president of Taiwan, he will levy a tax on the wealthy that wi...

KMT presidential contenders back continued use of nuclear power

All five contenders in the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT's) presidential primary advocated Wednesday for nuclear energy to remain one of the country's main sources of power, saying it shoul...