Chen Chi-mai sworn in as mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party was sworn in as Kaohsiung mayor on Monday morning (Aug. 24). Accompanied by his wife Wu Hung (吳虹), Chen was sworn...

Key lessons from Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The political currents swirling around the office of mayor in Kaohsiung have involved high drama and hyperbole as the Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) era came and — not a moment...

New Taipei City mayor offers advice on KMT party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said on Tuesday (Aug. 18) that the Kuomintang (KMT) party must consider public opinion and stay connected to everyday people by bein...

KMT comprised of 'scoundrels and fools': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Weng Ta-jui (翁達瑞), a U.S.-based scholar, pointed out that KMT candidate Li Mei-jhen’s (李眉蓁) devastating loss was a matter of party composition, saying the Kuomintang...

Former KMT chairman calls for party reform, reflection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the party should not get bogged down in personnel matters at this time and that it should ins...

KMT caucus whip calls for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Wei-chou (林為洲), the KMT caucus whip, on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the Kuomintang (KMT) should say goodbye to the “Han Wave” (韓流) and regain the trust of t...

KMT chair vows to win back Kaohsiung mayorship in 2022

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Saturday vowed to bring his party back to power in Kaohsiung in 2022, following a crushing defeat for the KMT in the mayoral by-election in ...

Kaohsiung residents' hopes high after Taiwan's first mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate and former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) handily defeated his opponent, Kuomintang (KMT) City Councilor Li Mei-jhen...

DPP wins back control over South Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung by a record landslide Saturday (Aug. 15), ending ...

DPP maintains 3-to-1 lead in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was leading by a three-to-one margin in the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung on Saturday (...

Taiwan vice president believes Chen Chi-mai deserves credit for pandemic success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a final campaign rally ahead of Saturday's (Aug. 15) mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung, Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) told supporters of Democratic Progressive P...

Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion....

Taiwan mayoral by-election to take place in Kaohsiung Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Kaohsiung mayoral by-election will be held on Saturday (Aug. 15), the first such election in Taiwan after former Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted in a decisive vote in...

Taiwan's DPP mayoral candidate shares campaign policies with YouTuber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) met with popular YouTuber Holger Chen (陳之漢) on Wednesday (August 6) to discuss his political agenda as a co...

DPP initiates last minute canvassing ahead of S. Taiwan mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With only two weeks remaining until Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Campaign Director Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) said that starting Mond...