Focus Taiwan: Terry Gou calls for support for small parties in legislative races

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Friday urged voters to support the smaller People First Party (PFP) and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) in Saturday’s legislative elections, but he did not publicly endorse a presidential candidate. Speaking in front of 5,000 supporters rallying for PFP Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), who is running […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Envy and solidarity from HK advocates as Taiwan votes

… One delegation of about 50, including a batch of young Hong Kong district councilors who stormed to a landslide electoral victory in November last year, has been networking with key civil leaders, academics and officials. “We want to learn and gain more experience, to help Hong Kong people as they struggle on their democratic […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Police, judiciary report crackdown on election betting

The National Police Agency and judicial investigators yesterday presented reports on efforts across the nation to prevent “black money” from influencing today’s presidential and legislative elections. There have been 15 cases of legislative candidates allegedly buying votes or participating in other forms of voter bribery, with 123 people questioned, two indictments handed down and four […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: DPP seeks clarity over ‘spy’ case

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, should clarify when he became aware of KMT Deputy Secretary-General Alex Tsai’s (蔡正元) alleged offer to self-professed Chinese spy William Wang Liqiang (王立強), President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election campaign office said yesterday. … Australian newspaper The Age yesterday reported that Australian police briefed […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Soong slams KMT, warns of its end

People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), the PFP’s presidential candidate, yesterday criticized the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and warned pan-blue supporters of the KMT that they were only digging its grave. … Soong on Thursday night on Facebook said that as the KMT is saying that voting for him is to vote for […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han Kuo-yu attacks DPP at election-eve event

A crowd yesterday gathered at a square next to the Dream Mall in Kaohsiung to show their support for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, on the eve of today’s presidential and legislative elections. The crowd, estimated by the KMT at between 300,000 and 350,000, was in festive mood, […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Tsai delivers final plea at Taipei rally

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) concluded her election campaign with a rally in Taipei last night, saying that today’s presidential and legislative elections would “decide the future of Taiwan’s young people.” “Let us vote for a leader who is guiding Taiwan to link with the international community and participate in the world economy, not a candidate […]