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Opponent of Taipei mayor elect files lawsuit to challenge election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang’s (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost to incumbent mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) by a razor-thin margin (0.23%) in the 2018 Taipei mayo...

Taiwan elections: Ko Wen-je re-elected Taipei City Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was re-elected Taipei City Mayor on Nov. 24, overcoming rivals Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) of Kuomintang (KMT) and Pasuya Yao (姚文智) of the ...

Taiwan elections: Taipei City Mayor race set for thrilling finish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Mayor race is set for a thrilling finish, with the slightest of margins separating independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Tin...

Taiwan elections: Taipei City Mayor early count too close to call

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Mayor race is still too close to call after four hours of vote counting, with independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Sho...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu widens lead in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though the race for mayor of Kaohsiung was still not decided by 7 p.m., opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was widening his lead over former Democ...

Taiwan elections: KMT and independent Ko Wen-je neck and neck in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) are neck and neck in the Taipei City election race, two hours after polls closed...

Mayoral candidates hold final campaign rallies across Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Final pushes will be made by party representatives at campaigns across Taiwan tonight ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Taiwanese citizens will hit the polling stati...

Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral candidates face each other in televised debates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The candidates in the mayoral elections in Taiwan’s two major cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung, faced each other for the first time in televised debates Saturday. Vot...

Ma Ying-jeou lambasted for his new cross-strait policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former President Ma Ying-jeou recently drew backlash over proclaiming a "New Three Noes" policy - not against unification, no independence, and no use of force - and T...

Taiwan's KMT chickens out on winning mascot design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday (Sept. 6) announced that the party will not adopt the controversial winning design from a mascot contest, which has become ...

KMT defends comical 'charging chicken man' mascot, designer comes forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After many Taiwanese netizens mocked the odd looking "charging chicken man" Kuomintang (KMT) mascot design, and many questioned that they party was being trolled, KMT...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je unveils re-election campaign logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is going into the campaign for the November 24 election with the English-language slogan “Keep it real, keep it possible” and...

2018 Taipei-Shanghai City Forum postponed

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum has been postponed, probably until after Taiwan's year-end local government elections, according to a Taipei City councilor. Lin Ruey...

DPP officially names lawmaker Yao Wen-chih to run for Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday officially nominated lawmaker Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) to be its candidate in the November 24 Taipei City mayoral elec...

Taiwan ex-vice president to drop out of Taipei mayoral race if Chen Chu joins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is preparing to name a candidate of its own for the Taipei mayoral elections, one of the self-declared hopefuls, former Vi...