Taipei City mayor advocates coalition Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) wants to see a coalition Cabinet different from previous ‘blue’ or ‘green’ governments where legislative debate w...

Taipei Mayor Ko mulls alliance with KMT presidential hopefuls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Monday (Aug. 12) that he still needs time to consider the option of teaming up with former Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) or former ...

Taiwan ex-legislative speaker turns down KMT vice-presidential post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) on Friday (August 2) turned down an invitation to serve as Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) ...

Former Sunflower Movement activists join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move intended to garner young voters’ support in the presidential election in 2020, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed the student leader of...

Former student leader of Taiwan's Sunflower Movement to join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), a former student leader of the Sunflower Movement in 2014, is joining the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). DPP Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) ...

Prosecutors slam Taiwan ex-President Ma Ying-jeou’s acquittal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Prosecutors Office on Friday (July 12) slammed the not-guilty verdict by the Taiwan High Court for ex-President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in the case surround...

Han 'can't even deal with one mosquito, much less Taiwan': Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) claimed that the responsibility for dealing with Kaohsiung's dengue fever outbreak lies with Pre...

Taiwan’s KMT decides to bar cellphone users from its presidential primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Tuesday (June 11) it would not include cellphone users in the opinion polls to determine its candidate in next January’s presidential ...

Crowds rally in eastern Taiwan for Kaohsiung mayor's presidential bid

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Tens of thousands of people crowded Hualien City in eastern Taiwan Saturday to support Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo- yu's (韓國瑜) 2020 presidential bid. Despite temperatures of over 30...

Wang Jin-pyng drops bid for Taiwan President, bows out of KMT primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) politician and former President of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Wang Jin-Pyng (王金平), has announced that he is removing his name from the list of conte...

‘US has most faith in me,’ says Taiwan presidential contender Eric Chu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) of the opposition Kuomintang party cast himself as the one in whom Washington has most confidence for Taiwan’s presidency...

Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...

KMT delegation from Taiwan to visit Beijing before party primary election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to media reports, a group of Kuomintang (KMT) party members will make a visit to Beijing next week from May 12 to May 15 to “conduct consultations on issue...

Han Kuo-yu has one week to join Taiwan presidential race as KMT candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) political party, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), announced on May 4 that the draft rules for the upcoming 2020 KMT primary election would be officially s...

Taiwan's Ex-Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng to visit China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former speaker of the Legislative Yuan and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary contender Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) has announced plans to visit China in May, sparking speculat...