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 ...

Trust in Han Kuo-yu plunges to all-time low of 34% in Taiwan: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese trust in itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has dropped to an all-time low in My Formosa's (美麗島電子報) latest poll. In the latest edition of My Formosa...

First Taiwan Nobel Prize laureate refuses to back president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President of Academia Sinica and Nobel Prize laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to self-reflect and improve the ruling Democratic P...

KMT organizing protest against amendments to Taiwan's Referendum Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the amendments to the Referendum Act made last week, the Kuomintang (KMT) party is calling on supporters to join in a protest against the new amendments, which t...

Ex-Vice President lambasts Taiwan’s decision to decouple referendums from elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) got fired up again as she castigated the passage of an amendment to the Referendum Act on June 18, which mandates that future electi...

Taiwan President Tsai will win reelection against Han: Economist Intelligence Unit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will win reelection in 2020 if pitted against opposition Kuomintang (KMT) hopeful, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), but only by a slim...

Taiwan people facing ‘day of awakening’: Yang Sen-hong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In times of political turmoil, Taiwanese human rights activist and commentator Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) urges the public to break free from “constrained cognitive space&r...

KMT candidate loses case against Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Friday (May 10) rejected Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung’s (丁守中) case to have the result of last November’s Taipei City...

When did the DPP become the Tsai Ing-wen party?

At a recent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Central Standing Committee meeting, supporters of the sitting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) slammed the party's Secretary-General Lo Wen-jia (羅...

Is it time for President Tsai to stand aside?

With decision-time edging ever closer for both the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT), the question of who the two parties will nominate as their presidential candidates is on eve...

William Lai insists DPP primary not for self, but for party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After confirming his participation in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election to take on the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and facing relentless critic...

Delaying the DPP primaries only damages the party and both its candidates

The decision by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to postpone the party’s presidential primaries by at least a month and probably more is the political equivalent of shooting itself in the ...

Taiwan’s democracy demands Lai gets a fair run at the DPP nomination

The 2020 elections are already shaping up to be the most important in Taiwan’s short democratic history. With nine months still remaining until polling day, much of the discussion at the mome...

Breaking News: William Lai officially registers bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai has officially registered to run for president in 2020. Lai marked his intention to register this morning (Monday, March 18) when an associat...

Former premier William Lai makes bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai (賴清德) launches his campaign to become the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate today (Monday, March 18). The DPP op...