First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

Yu Shyi-kun elected legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new legislative session began Saturday (Feb. 1) when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) legislator-at-large Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) was elected leg...

Taiwan Presidential Office denies administration reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The Presidential Office has dismissed a report on planned personnel changes in the administration, condemning it as a complete fabrication. China Times reported on Saturday (Ja...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

First 'new immigrant' legislator looks back on achievements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After almost four years in the legislature, Cambodian-born Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬) shared her life experience at a forum held by the Fair Winds Foundation on Jan. 4. Lin made...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Former Taiwan president announces withdrawal from politics

Former President Chen Shui-bian(陳水扁), spiritual head of the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA), announced Sunday that he is withdrawing from politics and bid farewell to his supporters. Chen, popu...

Taiwan People's Party secures five legislative seats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People's Party (TPP), founded by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), has secured 11.2 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, which will guarante...

Honors even for Taiwan legislative-at-large election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has so far obtained 34 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, slightly leading Kuomintang's (KMT) 33.3 p...

Results of Taiwan elections to be known by 10 p.m.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of Taiwan’s elections should be known by 10 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 11), with priority given to counting the presidential ballots, according to the Centra...

KMT politician posts fake photo of Tsai mocking Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (實查核中心) has found that a photo of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that was posted online by a Kuomintang...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: New Power Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Originating in the Sunflower Movement, the New Power Party (NPP) is a young party striving to make positive changes in the country while trying to stand firm amid its inne...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: People First Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The self-proclaimed most resilient third party in Taiwanese politics, the People First Party (PFP), says it is determined to save the country from the mess created by the ...

Foxconn founder to support Soong in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Wednesday (Jan. 1) expressed his support for the People First Party (PFP) and its presidential candidate, James Soong (宋楚瑜), ...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: Taiwan Statebuilding Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Founded in Kaohsiung just three years ago, the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) aims to replace the Kuomintang (KMT) party as the second wheel in Taiwan's politics no ...