Han to sit on KMT’s decision-making body, drawing criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The move by embattled Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to become a member of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party’s decision-making body has raised eyebrows among s...

Beijing fails to congratulate Taiwan KMT's new chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing failed to send its standard congratulatory telegram after the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party selected reformist Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as party chairman on Sa...

Taiwan's KMT party set to elect new chair amid coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, which holds 38 seats in the legislature, is set to elect its new chair and leaders on Saturday (Mar. 7). More than 340,000 m...

KMT interim chairman's call for age limit draws opposition

A call by interim Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lin Rong-te (林榮德) for members of the party's main decision-making committee older than 60 to resign has drawn criticism from some committee members who ...

KMT feeling urgency to chart new course, including on China

The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is feeling a sense of urgency to reposition itself, including reconsidering its policy on China, after suffering a jarring defeat in the 2020 presidential and legi...

KMT Chairman Wu steps down after disastrous election defeat

Update: KMT Central Standing Committee member Lin Rong-te (林榮德), not Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) as originally announced, has been selected as interim chairman by the party's top decision...

Next generation of Taiwan's KMT fires first shot in fight for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After their party's defeat in Taiwan's general elections, the Kuomintang (KMT) party's younger members have begun questioning the party's core values while...

Memorial ceremony held for Taiwan Black Hawk crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public memorial ceremony was held Tuesday morning (Jan. 14) at Taiwan Air Force headquarters in Taipei to pay tribute to the military officers who lost their lives in th...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

KMT member who failed with presidential nomination seeks seismic reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The key for effective reform of the Kuomintang (KMT) lies in tearing down the wall of plutocracy, said Taiwanese political scientist Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), after the party ...

KMT members demand that Chairman Wu resign as party chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voices have emerged from within the Kuomintang (KMT) to demand that the party's chairman, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), be replaced following blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan...

Taiwan elections: A victory for freedom, democracy, and common sense

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — And breathe… It’s been a stressful few weeks and months coming into this election for everyone who cares about Taiwan. It’s been particularly acut...

Taiwan president calls on China to abandon threats after record victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) after her record election victory Saturday (Jan. 11) called on China to engage in dialogue and abandon unacceptable conditions and threats of ...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins election with record 8.17 million votes

FINAL UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2020, 10:16 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11) with more than 8 million votes, a new record s...

Large crowds, KMT heavyweights attend Han rally in Taipei

Kuomintang (KMT) heavyweights and large crowds of supporters waving the Republic of China flag attended a Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei Th...