US Senator Marco Rubio congratulates Taiwan president on landslide victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States Senator Marco Rubio congratulated President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11). The incumbent president received 8.17 million ...

The 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Laowai's Perspective

As a foreigner living in Taiwan, I cannot vote, but I have lived 11 years of my life here and it is hard to escape having a personal perspective on domestic politics. The Best KMT Candidate? It...

Taiwan president calls on China to abandon threats after record victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) after her record election victory Saturday (Jan. 11) called on China to engage in dialogue and abandon unacceptable conditions and threats of ...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins election with record 8.17 million votes

FINAL UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2020, 10:16 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11) with more than 8 million votes, a new record s...

Young Taiwanese overseas compatriots come home to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) final campaign rally before the general election took place on Ketagalan Boulevard (凱達格蘭大道) Friday night (Jan. 10), and 80 Tai...

Warrant issued for ex-leader of congress in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador said Friday they have issued an arrest warrant for the former head of the country's congress on money laundering charges. ...

Central African Republic ex-rebel leader returns from exile

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The former rebel leader who seized power in the Central African Republic and became president before heading into exile, returned to the country's capital on Fr...

Over 300 foreign journalists, observers arrive in Taiwan for elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 journalists from international media outlets and observers have arrived in Taiwan for the presidential and legislative elections taking place on Saturday (Jan. 11...

Chinese human rights activists denied visit to Taiwan KMT presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team have turned down the request of a group of Chinese human rights activists to visit their campaign hea...

KMT candidates accuse Taiwan president of 'bootlicking Communist China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Cheng Cheng-chien (鄭正鈐), KMT Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強), and New Party Taipei City Councilor Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) on W...

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President Tsai I...

Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Elections / Countdown - 3 days to go

Only three days are left until Taiwan's Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, and the candidates have been busy making their final appeals to voters. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of t...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 8 The Miami Herald on providing Puerto Rico with aid after the commonwea...

Taiwan reveals voter demographics before elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Election Commission (CEC) revealed the demographic breakdown for the upcoming presidential and legislative elections due Saturday (Jan. 11). The tu...

Taipei mayor refuses to name presidential choice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the presidential election just days away, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 8) refused to declare which presidential candidate he would vote for, s...