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Taiwan president welcomes rejection of four referendum initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) welcomed the rejection of four referendum initiatives by voters Saturday (Dec. 18), though she emphasized there had been no winners and no los...

Taiwan voters reject four referendum questions in victory for government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All four questions in Saturday’s referendum received a “no” from voters in a victory for the government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). Amid a voter ...

Early Taiwan referendum trends hint at rejection of ballot initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One hour into the counting of ballots, all four questions in Saturday’s (Dec. 18) referendum saw opponents outnumbering supporters. Voting took place from 8 a.m. ...

Taiwan voters turn out to decide on four referendum questions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cold weather in north Taiwan dampened the turnout for voting in four referendums that pit the government against the main opposition KMT on issues of energy, environment, ...

Taiwan's referendums steeped in irony

Since the early 1990s, there has been one clear distinction between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP): The KMT views Taiwan as part of China, and the DPP d...

Taiwan's DPP seeking to drum up enthusiasm ahead of 4-vote referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese will vote to either accept or reject four political proposals on Saturday (Dec. 18), with Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) indicating unaffiliated vote...

Chip giant Taiwan's energy security on the line with LNG referendum

TAOYUAN, Taiwan, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Taiwanese voters will decide this Saturday on a new LNG terminal considered key for the chipmaking powerhouse to secure its energy supply but facing attacks from co...

KMT politicians cosplay as 'Squid Game' characters ahead of four referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to capitalize on the “Squid Game” craze to promote its policy agenda ahead of the four referendums to be held on Dec. 18, members of the Kuominta...

Taiwan’s anti-nuclear activists to protest against KMT referendum plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) moves to trigger a referendum to revive the fourth nuclear power plant project, anti-nuclear activists announced Saturday (March 13...

Taiwan's economics minister comments on algal reef referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economy Affairs (MOEA) Wang Mei-hua (王美花) on Thursday (March 4) reiterated her belief that relying more on natural gas and reducing coal usage are among the pr...

Taiwan algal reef protection campaign nearly surpasses referendum threshold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cherish Algal Reefs Referendum Group on Monday (March 1) announced that more than 290,000 signatures for a reef protection referendum have been collected. According...

Beached ship harms local marine fauna in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A CPC Corporation (CPC) work vessel that had been beached on March 28 at the coast in Datan, an industrial borough in northern Taiwan, was found to have destroyed a vast a...

Government to scrap Shenao power plant project: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Friday the government is calling off the plan to expand and reopen the Shenao coal-fired power plant located in Ruifang District of New Taip...