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Taiwan fears ties will be cut after Tuvalu election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-friendly Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano lost his parliamentary seat in Friday's (Jan. 26) election, dampening prospects for continuing diplomatic ties betw...

Has Taiwan's KMT already chosen its next presidential candidate?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Failed Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said he believes Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) looks more like a more presidential candidate than he does...

Third parties in Taiwan face rough road

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) under Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has managed to carve out a position as Taiwan’s only significant third party, which is fairly rem...

Taiwan's KMT struggles to attract voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) lost to Democratic Progressive Party candidate Lai Ching-te in the 2024 presidential election, the nearly 112...

Taipei government criticized for too many 'red lines’ on roads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s decision to extend parking prohibitions by changing the markings from “yellow” to “red” has invoked criticism from citizens and...

Taiwan People’s Party lawmaker tipped as New Taipei City mayoral candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the presidential and legislative elections barely over, speculation in the media is already starting up about the next round of voting, the local elections expected i...

KMT chair will not resign despite Taiwan presidential election defeat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Wednesday (Jan. 17) that he would not resign from the party leadership despite its defeat in the 2024 presidential election. ...

KMT leadership in crisis after Taiwan presidential election defeat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) is under increasing pressure to step down following the party's unsuccessful presidential bid in Saturday's (Jan. 13) electio...

New Taiwan VP Hsiao Bi-khim knows US politics well, says William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The vice president and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has declared victory in Taiwan's presidential race, whil...

KMT wins 1 more legislative seat in capital for Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) holds the lead as counting continues but the party is losing ground in the fight for control of the ...

Ma Ying-jeou pays respects to former Taiwan leader before voting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) visited the resting place of former leader Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) on Saturday morning (Jan. 13) before heading to the polls. Ma stop...

China's ambassador in Canberra threatens Australians over Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has continued its aggressive rhetoric threatening violence toward Taiwan as its people head to the polls. On Friday (Jan. 12), Australian Prime Minister Anthony A...

Tsai Ing-wen casts ballot, urges voters to turn out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) cast her vote Saturday morning (Jan. 13) in New Taipei City, calling on voters to turn out and cast their ballots, per CNA. The Demo...

Taiwan's vice presidential candidates share thoughts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese flocked to the polls on Saturday (Jan. 13) for Taiwan’s presidential election, the vice presidential candidates shared their thoughts on the race. De...

Hou scrambles after Ma lays bare real ideology guiding Taiwan presidential election campaign

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Three days before the general election on Saturday (Jan. 13), DW News released an interview with former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) that does a superb job of drawing ou...