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Hou Yu-ih's manifesto for future of Taiwan politics

In recent years, the Kuomintang (KMT) has shifted to overheated accusations like accusing the Tsai administration of being “a dictatorship” that is imposing a “green terror.” ...

Support for Taiwan’s DPP rises after defeat of 4 referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public support for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) surged after the defeat of four referendums on Dec. 18, according to t...

Up to 78% of Taiwanese hope to travel overseas in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 78% of Taiwanese hope to travel overseas at least once next year, according to an opinion poll published by Lion Travel Thursday (Dec. 16). The travel agency also...

South Korea: Will dog meat restaurants become a thing of the past?

The South Korean government on Thursday is opening discussions on legislation that would outlaw the consumption of dog meat, a move that has delighted animal rights activists and pet owners. Traditio...

Taiwan poll finds 85% support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 84.9% of Taiwanese want the country’s present status to remain largely unchanged, while 85.5% oppose China’s “one country, two systems” ...

South Korea: Presidential race marred by corruption allegations and mudslinging

Four months ahead of the South Korea's presidential elections, accusations of scandal, abuse of power and corruption are dominating the debate, instead of discussions on policies and plans for the...

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...

Japan: Economy and security top concerns ahead of election 

Japan goes to the polls for parliamentary elections on Sunday, just weeks after Fumio Kishida became prime minister and with significant challenges at home and abroad in the forefront of the electorat...

Poll predicts Taiwan government defeat in four December referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four referendums planned for December are likely to turn out in defeats for the government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), according to an opinion poll published Tuesday ...

Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

Japan's COVID-19 vaccine minister has public support in PM race

TOKYO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Japanese voters strongly support Taro Kono, minister in charge of fighting COVID-19, as the next prime minister according to a second opinion poll, as potential candidates pr...

Statehood and recognition for Taiwan are closer now than ever

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It seems like every time there's a new opinion poll, the numbers get a bit bigger. The latest poll on national identity in Taiwan, released this week, found that...

Australia's New South Wales state expands COVID-19 lockdown

SYDNEY, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state of New South Wales expanded its COVID-19 lockdown to the rural town of Tamworth on Monday due to concerns the virus may have spread from S...

Taiwan local government leaders lose popularity amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) became the most popular local government chief, he and most of his colleagues lost support ahead of the recent COVID-19 surge, ...

Back in Poland's politics Tusk wants peace among opposition

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The former top European Union leader who recently took the helm of Poland's strongest opposition party appealed Tuesday for a “non-aggression pact” among the opponents of the cou...