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New York attorney set to run in Taipei mayoral race as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) announced her Taipei mayoral bid on Friday (July 1) as an independent candidate, unveiling at the same time a p...

Taiwan political commentator advocates new wave of democratic reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan needs a new wave of democratic reforms because its political parties have been backsliding, Ying-lung You (游盈隆), the chairman of the Taiwanese Public Opinion Founda...

Taiwan's political parties accused of 'backsliding,' bypassing primaries for local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The trend of bypassing party primaries for local elections is undermining democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Monday (June 27). Taiwanese Public Opinion F...

Taiwan president rides high in polls despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the sixth anniversary of her first inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is still riding high in the polls despite the onslaught of a COVID-19 surge, the threat fr...

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 pollster dismisses survey claiming majority support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, discussions of the consensus on Taiwan's status quo have surfaced, with pollster You Ying-lung (游盈隆) saying different m...

63% of Taiwanese do not believe Chinese will attack if Russia invades Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 22) found that 63% of Taiwanese believe aggressive action by Russia against Ukraine will not lead China to attack Taiwan. The ...

Pollster thinks political imbalance threatens Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The disappearance of a powerful opposition to form a balance against the government is the most important threat to democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Thurs...

Poll says 65% of Taiwanese expect US will help against Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With China increasing the intensity of its aggressive moves against Taiwan, 65% of Taiwanese expect the United States will send troops in the event of an attack, according...

New Taipei, Taipei mayors receive best rating for COVID response: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) and Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) are receiving the best ratings during their struggles with the current COVID-19 outbreak, accor...

Taiwan president’s comments on train derailment 'cold, abstract': Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) comments on the April 2 Hualien train derailment which killed 50 people and injured more than 100 were “cold” and “a...

Taiwan needs to remove 'Republic of China' from Constitution: Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent pollster Ying-lung You (游盈隆) has stated that the term “Republic of China” (ROC) used in the Constitution no longer reflects political reality and tha...

Now is the time to raise Taiwan’s international profile: TPOF chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages around the world, now is the time for Taiwan to raise its international profile, Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF)...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate’s choice breaks ethnic balance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time in more than three decades, the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket will feature two candidates from the same ethnic group, remarked Taiwan Public Opin...

Over 50% of Taiwanese polled think authenticity of Tsai's LSE degree 'serious matter'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite ample proof of its veracity, over 50 percent of respondents said that if Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) Ph.D. dissertation from the London School of Eco...