Japanese commentator backs ex-Premier Lai for president of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent political commentator in Japan said President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should not run for re-election as she had no chance of winning, while also comparing her to di...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai calls for national conference on climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Friday (May 24) said that if given the opportunity to govern, he would call a National Affairs Conference about climate change. On h...

Taiwan’s ex-premier William Lai 'wronged by DPP,' says Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Friday (May 24) that former Premier William Lai has been “unfairly treated” amid controversies surrounding how the primar...

Who says experienced incumbents should come first?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- How does the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have to select its presidential candidate, and when will the choice be made? Many people concerned about Taiwan cannot help but ...

Taiwan polling expert praises DPP chair for upholding party values

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) has upheld party values by coming out strongly in favor of its existing system to select a presidential ...

Lai offers support to Taiwan President if she defeats Kaohsiung mayor in DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a failure by the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) to find a solution, ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) said he would ...

BREAKING NEWS: DPP meeting about Taiwan presidential candidate selection ends without agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than two hours of heated discussions Wednesday (May 22) afternoon, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) ended wi...

CEC meeting live stream: DPP supporters gather outside Taiwan party HQ to demand fair selection process

UPDATE: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee met Wednesday afternoon (May 22) to decide on a formula for selecting the ruling party&r...

William Lai claims poll changes will take a toll on DPP credibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As rumors of changes to the presidential primary rules at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heat up, Taiwan...

DPP to announce primary details, supporters gather for just decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will convene on Wednesday (May 22) for final resolution of its stalled primary elect...

Ex-Premier Lai denies having discussed presidential bid with Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaking during a radio interview Tuesday (May 21), former Premier William Lai (賴清德) denied accusations that he had lied about his presidential ambitions to President Tsai...

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) ...

Taiwan’s DPP election negotiation ends in stalemate again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a third meeting on Monday (May 20) to discuss details of the party’s presidential election primary, rep...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...