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Taiwan poll sees DPP lead in 4 out of 6 special municipalities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) holds a massive lead over his challenger, but in four of the other five special municipalities the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

‘The game has not started yet,’ says potential Taipei mayoral candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊), widely expected to run in the year-end mayoral race, on Tuesday (July 19) shrugged off suggestions that she does not stand a cha...

Hyperventilating media, public image, and Taiwan mayoral campaigns

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Having only just joined the campaign team of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for Taipei mayor Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), lawmaker Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) went on the ...

Taiwan health minister attends final Cabinet meeting before Taipei mayoral campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) attended his final Cabinet meeting Thursday (July 14) before tendering his resignation to prepare for a run in the Nov. 2...

Speculation mounts about health minister running for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As speculation is mounting that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will nominate Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as its candidate for mayor of Taipei...

Taipei mayor claims his presidency 'only way to break blue-green battle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (June 26) claimed that only by electing him president can voters "break the blue-green battle" in Taiwan and criticized ri...

Chiang Kai-shek descendant chosen as KMT's Taipei 'hen'

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In Taiwanese political discourse, much of the terminology and analogies are borrowed from martial or sports sources. However, two terms are commonly used that are neithe...

KMT names great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek to run for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a great-grandson of the late dictator Chiang Kai-shek, to run for mayor of Taipei City in ...

Taiwan pollster sees health minister as candidate for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set on nominating Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as the ruling camp’s candidate for mayor of Taipei City, a pollst...

Taiwan soon to obtain Pfizer COVID vaccine for children 5-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (April 13) said Taiwan is in the last stage of acquiring Pfizer's COVID vaccine for chil...

Taiwan's art of political knife-fighting on display in Taoyuan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — “I’ll fight you to the death” and “even if your polling is strong, you won’t be nominated; I just don’t want you” are just some...

Taiwan premier responds to being called 'lightbulb without electricity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) calling him “a lightbulb without electricity,” Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Chu should prioritize inv...

Taiwan premier compares ‘no blackout guarantee’ to KMT's ‘vow to reclaim China’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) dictators’ failure to recapture China unexpectedly took center stage during a spat between Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and Legislator Wayne ...

Chen Shih-chung puzzles press over Taipei mayor run, Lin grins and ducks

This year’s local elections are on the horizon, and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) will be term-limited. The (Taipei-based) political writers, (Taipei-base...

President Tsai embraces nuanced view of former Taiwan dictator

On Friday (Jan. 21), the Transitional Justice Commission issued a statement slamming the Taipei City Government for building and opening the Ching-kuo Chi-hai Cultural Park in conjunction with the Chi...