If Lai joins Tsai on presidential ticket in Taiwan election, support rises 0.9%: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2020 Taiwan presidential election approaches, there is speculation that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) former rival in the Democratic Progressive Party’...

Former Taiwan Premier Lai to visit US, no word on Tsai-Lai presidential ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) confirmed on Thursday (Oct. 3) that he would be leaving for the U.S. later this month to rally support for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in...

Commentators doubt Taiwan president’s meeting with ex-premier, Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The alleged Sept. 24 meeting between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) possibly never took place, while the president’s reaction to t...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai to stay away from DPP congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second opportunity this month for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) to meet will not occur as the latter said he would not attend the D...

Taiwan's ruling party keeps public in suspense over vice presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the 2020 presidential election in Taiwan less than four months away, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) and incumbent Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) have emerged as po...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai fail to meet at Mid-Autumn concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The anticipated first encounter between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) since the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential p...

Taiwan's President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai to meet for first time since primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) were likely to meet for the first time since presidential primaries at a concert in Tainan during the Mid...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

Taiwan president’s top aide proposes Tsai-Lai ticket as election nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A top aide to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged Taiwanese expatriates in Japan to push for a presidential ticket for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with fo...

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...

The divide and rule strategy that will define Taiwan’s presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Divide and rule is a political strategy that can be traced all the way back to Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy, but it is ass relevant and effective today a...

Taiwan president calls for unity in presidential election bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (July 20) pleaded for unity among different political factions. The president will face Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) from the ...

Formosa Alliance forms new Taiwanese party, not planning own presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) officially transformed itself into a political party Saturday (July 20) but said it was not planning to name a candidate for the January 2020 ...

Former Taiwan presidential candidates Gou, Lai called upon to form ‘victims alliance’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese opinion poll expert urged former premier William Lai (賴清德) and former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘), who have suffered defeats in their respective president...

Han wins KMT primary poll for Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has officially won the Kuomingtang's (KMT) nationwide poll to select its candidate for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, with ov...