Han’s primary victory is exactly what the DPP needed

So, the stage is now set for what could well be the most significant election in Taiwan’s short democratic history. Sitting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be up against KMT firebrand...

O'Rourke's fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — When former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke stormed into the presidential race he seemed to have two immediately viable pathways to the Democratic nomination. His more-mod...

Taiwanese tycoon remains silent about whether to run on his own

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) congratulated Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his victory in the Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential primary, but remained silent ...

Petition to recall itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 130,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The petition launched by non-governmental organization We Care Kaohsiung to recall itinerant Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has now reached 130,000 signatures. In the wake Han's...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing....

Han wins KMT primary poll for Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has officially won the Kuomingtang's (KMT) nationwide poll to select its candidate for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, with ov...

Ex-President Ma launches harsh attack on Tsai ahead of KMT primary decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-Jeou (馬英九) on Sunday (July 14) gave a keynote address at a seminar hosted by the Fair Winds Foundation on the topic of the “Distance between...

Han's wife in hot water for illegal 'luxury farmhouse' in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), is facing legal trouble as the Yunlin County Government yesterday declare...

Taiwan's Foxconn tycoon cries after thanking sea goddess for his presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn tycoon and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (Kuo Tai-ming, 郭台銘) on Wednesday broke down into tears after thanking the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖) and the go...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California on Monday became the first Democrat to exit the 2020 presidential race. The four-term congressman's White House effort never progressed significantly...

Eric Swalwell says he's ending his 2020 presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign. Swal...

Hickenlooper: Vast majority of campaign's problem 'was me'

PERRY, Iowa (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says of his presidential campaign struggles that "the vast majority of the problem with the campaign was me." But the Democrat promised Sunday...

Rich father-in-law has helped, complicated O'Rourke's career

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders. Sanders had earn...

Disaffected DPP members call for new 'Taiwan-first' party to 'split the vote' in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disaffected and former members of the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan are calling for the formation of a new “Taiwan-first” political party in the wake ...

Rights group: Former presidential candidate may die in jail

CAIRO (AP) — A rights group is warning that a former Egyptian presidential candidate may die in prison due to medical neglect, meeting the same fate as former president Mohamed Morsi, who collapsed in...