Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: TPP aims to become largest party: Ko

… Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who is also TPP chairman, told a news conference at the Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum in Taipei that the party would not settle for being the third-largest, but would set its sights on becoming the largest party that shapes Taiwan’s politics. Holding an event at the museum […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: KMT backs Han proposal on SID, urges DPP probe

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday echoed Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) proposal to reinstate the Special Investigation Division (SID), saying that the agency should probe what it called the “top 10 questionable cases” allegedly involving Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members. Before it was abolished in January 2017, the division was an agency under the […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: CUPP at-large candidate probed over vote-buying

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office said that Ho Jianghua (何建華), a legislator-at-large nominee for the Chinese Unification Promotion Party (CUPP), could be charged with vote-buying after allegedly leading a five-day tour on which most expenses were paid by the Chinese government. … The investigation is “political persecution,” Ho said, adding that the tour was unrelated […]

Taipei Times: Cross-caucus talks on ‘infiltration’ bill achieve little

… Article 1 of the draft legislation reads: “This act was drafted to prevent intervention and infiltration by external hostile forces to ensure national and social security, as well as to uphold the nation’s sovereignty and democratic and constitutional institutions.” People First Party caucus whip Lee Hung-chun (李鴻鈞) asked why the article says: “external hostile […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Tsai, Han and Soong tout their abilities

The three presidential candidates last night faced off in the third and final televised policy presentation hosted by the Central Election Commission (CEC). President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election as the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate, said that Taiwan under her leadership has made much progress, with an improved economy and a new […]

Taiwan News: Man behind Taiwan’s most shared pro-Han fake news site exposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Of the plethora of fake news sites based in Taiwan, the pro-Han, pro-China site Mission, which nabbed the title of the “most-shared Facebook content” leading up to Taiwan’s elections last November and in April of this year, is most recently under the spotlight for its intertwining relationship with the pro-unification New […]

CNA: Sexist slurs mar Taiwan presidential elections

TAIPEI: Taiwan has forged a reputation as Asia’s most progressive democracy and it boasts a higher proportion of women in parliament than anywhere else in the region – yet misogynistic insults have littered its presidential race. The campaign for the Jan 11 polls has exposed an undercurrent where female politicians face a gauntlet of personal […]