KMT claims 100,000 attend Han rally in S. Taiwan, netizen estimates 10,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Kuomintang (KMT) party claims that 100,000 Han fans attended a campaign rally for presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (Oct. 19), based on phot...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder cancels meeting with KMT leader after Facebook backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) canceled plans for a meeting with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) after 500 fans deserted a Facebook group in protest...

Taiwan's KMT lashes out at Foxconn tycoon for jumping ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) announced he was leaving the Kuomintang (KMT) party today (Sept. 12), the party expressed its "deep regret" and said that it will...

Taiwan media poll shows Tsai pulling ahead, Han most hated politician

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the latest poll conducted by ETtoday, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has pulled further ahead, with 43.4 percent of respondents now supporting her, while itinerant Kaohsiung m...

Taiwan's business tycoon Terry Gou quits KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) announced his departure from the Kuomintang (KMT) on Thursday (Sept. 12), further fueling speculation that he would soon announce his presi...

Han Kuo-yu offers core campaign message at mass rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Koumintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) spoke before a massive rally of “Han fans” in New Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 8) where he declared the four funda...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: I have a strong desire to run for president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last updated: (GMT+8) 21:45 Sept. 8, 2019 Terry Gou (possible candidate) [ Chinese version ] I have a strong desire to run for president During a meeting...

Taiwan prosecutors investigate husband of Foxconn founder’s spokeswoman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The husband of Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) spokeswoman resigned from his local government position after prosecutors questioned him about the allege...

Is the KMT in crisis?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – They say a week is a long time in politics. If that’s true then a couple of months must seem like eons, and for the Kuomintang (KMT), it probably does. At the ...

Taiwan's tycoon Gou will not run on KMT presidential ticket

Business tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) will not agree to represent the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in the 2020 presidential election if he is asked to replace the current candidate, one of his aides said Mon...

KMT presidential candidate tells Taiwan independence supporters to vote for Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said on Monday (Sept. 2) that he does not need support from pro-independence voters, urging them to vote for his opp...

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...

Taiwan TSMC founder Morris Chang unlikely to be Han's running mate

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) is unlikely to run alongside Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on the Kuomintang's (KMT) 2020 presidential tick...

KMT member calls on Han to stop drinking during Taiwan presidential run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Central Evaluation Committee member Chao Shou-po (趙守博) on Monday (July 29) urged itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to stop drinking alcohol from now u...

KMT scraps combination of chairmanship with Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (July 17) abolished the rule that a member elected president of Taiwan should automatically also serve as party chairman....