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DPP maintains 3-to-1 lead in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was leading by a three-to-one margin in the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung on Saturday (...

Kaohsiung mayoral candidates pledge to improve city's infrastructure

All three candidates in the upcoming mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung vowed Saturday to push for quality infrastructure despite a relatively tight budget during their only televised policy presentatio...

Taiwan university finds similarities in master’s thesis of mayoral candidate accused of plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first meeting of a review committee at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) found a high level of similarity between the master’s thesis presented by Kaohsiun...

3 candidates register for mayoral by-election in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had their candidates register for the Aug. 15 mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung Wednesday (June 24), while t...

77% of Taiwanese want officials to resign before seeking new office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a recent poll, 64 percent of those surveyed are satisfied with the June 6 vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). The results of the poll were rev...

Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin appointed as Taiwan's vice premier

Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) was appointed Friday (June 19) to the post of vice premier, following the resignation of the incumbent to run in a local government election, according to Cabin...

Taiwan vice premier announces bid for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just hours after tendering his resignation to Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Wednesday (June 17), Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) announced his bid for Kaohsiung mayor. ...

Taiwanese vice premier expected to resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has hinted that he would resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor, a post left vacant after Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted last week by a recall vote...

Retired professor threatens Taiwanese president during rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired professor from the Taipei University of Science and Technology threatened President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (June 13) at a Taipei demonstration against fo...

Taiwan confirms Yang Ming-jou as interim mayor of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (June 12) confirmed former Deputy Mayor Yang Ming-jou (楊明州) will serve as interim mayor of Kaohsiung City until citizens el...

Han bids farewell to Kaohsiung, vows to take hiatus from Taiwan politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being ousted by voters over the weekend, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his last day in office, Thursday (June 11), addressed his supporters and said he would n...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Taiwan's two opposition parties urged to field candidate for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) proposed on Thursday (June 11) that opposition parties Kuomintang (KMT) and TPP jointly field a candidat...

KMT not to blame for recall defeat: Mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) told Kuomintang (KMT) party leaders Wednesday (June 10) that his defeat in last week’s recall vote was not their fault but the resul...

Taiwan KMT avoids mentioning CCP in party's released statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), issued a statement regarding the ouster of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (June 6), but some internet us...