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Letter to Editor: Taiwan's recall mechanism needs an overhaul

Sunday's double election results in Taipei and Taichung thankfully proves a positive trend toward electing and endorsing appropriate legislators to represent their constituents. Many of us breathe...

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...

Will Freddy Lim survive the recall?

Following the successful recall of Taiwan Statebuilding Party Legislator Wonda Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟 aka 3Q) in October, many are drawing comparisons between Chen and the recall vote coming up on Jan. 9 ag...

Taiwanese 'barely feeling' Medigen injections due to 'ultra-thin' needles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese politician on Monday (Aug. 23) suggested the reason why many recipients of Taiwan's domestically made Medigen vaccine are not feeling much pain during the ...

Petition to recall Legislator Freddy Lim passes first phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition to recall independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) has enough signatures to move to the second stage of the process, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announ...

Recall of sole Taiwan Statebuilding Party legislator set for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The only member of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party out of the nation's 113 legislators will face a recall vote on Aug. 28, despite the postponement of four nationwide r...

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...

Pro-government councilor in south Taiwan city survives recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chieh (黃捷) comfortably survived an attempt by Kuomintang (KMT) supporters to oust her in a recall vote Saturday (Feb. 6). On ...

Taiwan's rival parties step up activities as final countdown to politician's recall election begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As only one week remains until the recall vote for independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is doubling its efforts to ...

Taiwan's DPP expresses opposition to 'unjustified' recall campaigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon the successful recall of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taoyuan City Council member Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) on Saturday (Jan. 16), the DPP blasted the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

DPP council member in North Taiwan city loses recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to oust a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of the Taoyuan City Council scored a victory Saturday (Jan. 16) with 84,582 voters approving the reca...

DPP councilor to shut down office amid pro-Han protest in N. Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the suicide of Kaohsiung City Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) on Saturday (June 6), Taoyuan City Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councilor Wang Hao-yu...

Video shows KMT legislator assaulting Taipei police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a demonstration held by the Kuomintang (KMT) party outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Dec. 6), legislator Chen Yin-min (陳宜民) was caught on video ...

Green Party Taiwan says man in court video scored only 59% facial similarity with Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Green Party Taiwan says a man in a video purported to be self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) being convicted for fraud only has 59 percent s...

1,500 companies go bankrupt in Kaohsiung under Han's rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu is coming under fire now over the fact that under his watch, the city of Kaohsiung has lost 1,530 companies, while the five other major cit...