Global Times (CCP Mouthpiece): Mainland pays less attention to Taiwan election

… Some Taiwan media also predict that the election will “make Beijing the biggest loser,” saying the Hong Kong turmoil has damaged the image of the “one country, two systems” and “the fear toward reunification among the Taiwan youth will increase the DPP’s advantage.” However, in the mainland, more and more people, especially those on […]

Reuters: U.S. applauds Tsai’s re-election as Taiwan president: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday and lauded her for seeking stability with China “in the face of unrelenting pressure.” … Pompeo said Taiwan’s democratic system, free market economy and civil society, made it “a model for the Indo-Pacific region and a […]

Frozen Garlic: Quick reactions (to the Taiwan election)

… This is a humiliating result for Han Kuo-yu. He ended up being a drag on the KMT, not an asset. I can’t be sure yet, but it looks as if Han Kuo-yu ran quite a bit behind most KMT legislative candidates, while Tsai Ing-wen ran considerably ahead of most DPP candidates. In other words, […]

Focus Taiwan: KMT chairman announces resignation after election defeat

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) Main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) announced Saturday that he will resign en masse with other top-ranking executive party members next week because of the crushing defeat the party suffered in both the presidential and legislative elections. All top-ranking KMT officials, including vice chairmen and secretary-general, will tender their […]

Focus Taiwan: President Tsai wins second term with huge victory

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been elected to a second four-year term after defeating her main competitor, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Kuomintang (KMT), by a wide margin. Tsai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) received 8.17 million votes, or 57.13 percent of the total valid ballots cast, while […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: DPP maintains its legislative majority

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday retained its legislative majority, garnering 61 of the 113 seats, while the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) won 38 seats. The Taiwan People’s Party, led by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), snatched five seats after gaining 11.2 percent of the party vote, while the New Power Party (NPP) won three […]

Focus Taiwan: Election win shows Taiwanese cherish democratic values: Tsai

… “Regardless of how you voted, by taking part in this election you have put democratic values into practice,” Tsai said at an international news conference. “With each presidential election, Taiwan is showing the world how much we cherish our free democratic way of life and how much we cherish our nation, the Republic of […]

Focus Taiwan: Young candidates, underdogs prevail in several legislative races

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Taiwan’s legislative elections saw several young politicians prevail in high-profile races, and some candidates claimed victory independent of the country’s political mainstream dominated by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT). … In the 79 races in which candidates were directly elected rather than through a party vote for legislators-at-large, […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan People’s Party emerges as country’s third party

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), established by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) last August, has emerged as the country’s third largest party after Saturday’s legislative elections. … Although none of the candidates the party nominated in electoral districts won seats, it received nearly 1.6 million votes, or 11.2 percent, of the […]