Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Ko Wen-je spotted with Terry Gou, Wang Jin-pyng at Taipei 823 memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday morning (Aug. 23), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was spotted alongside Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) and former Kuomintang (KMT) legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyn...

Poll suggests Foxconn founder Gou would beat Tsai in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) would defeat President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) by 2.7 percentage points on a one-on-one matchup for the 2020 presidential election, according to...

Taipei City mayor compares himself and potential election allies to animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) told a radio show broadcast Friday (August 16) he saw himself as a lion, Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) as a tiger, and forme...

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...