Han Kuo-yu is one of the presidential candidates in the 2020 Taiwan election. The mayor of Kaohsiung, he is the Kuomintang party's candidate running against incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen.
The ousted Kaohsiung mayor tried to run before he could walk by taking on the seasoned Tsai Ing-wen in island’s presidential election
Beijing’s pressure on Taipei gave the Democratic Progressive Party a boost in the island’s polls, on its way to a landslide victory over the Kuomintang.
Half a dozen candidates could challenge incumbent KMT chairman Johnny Chiang, including talk show host Jaw Shaw-kong.
Veteran lawmaker says he has not ruled out running for any post as he rejoins opposition Kuomintang party after almost 30 years away.
Stanley Fung tells public ‘democracy salon’ that the party needs to get back on its feet to save the Republic of China.
KMT’s multiple electoral failures are just the tip of the iceberg – the problem is incapable leadership. The party must seek reform or risk irrelevance.
Opposition lawmakers knock down voting booths while supporters scuffle with police outside to protest ‘cronyism’.
Beijing must stop trying to buy Taiwanese hearts and minds with business deals, start talking to Tsai Ing-wen’s administration instead of the KMT, and soften its Taiwan policy.
Han Kuo-yu went from the Kuomintang’s great hope to its big disappointment in just two years, as the pro-independence camp gained momentum.
‘Result should be a warning to all politicians that the people can bestow power and can take it back,’ president says after Han Kuo-yu is ousted as Kaohsiung mayor.
Han had been criticised for running as KMT candidate against the DPP incumbent, Tsai Ing-wen, just months after being elected mayor; if he is ousted, the fallout would mean a stronger DPP hold on Taiwan politics and a possible revamping of KMT leadership.
There are an estimated 200 protesters who have fled to the island on extended tourist visas.
Kuomintang leaders step down after sobering loss, promising to take the result ‘very seriously’.
After Taiwanese voters send a message to Beijing, analysts think it might retaliate, further complicating China’s strategic rivalry with Washington.
President’s approach to Beijing was one of the key issues in the election and victory will be seen as a mandate to continue her approach.
Suspect, who said he had no idea he had been on a wanted list for four years, detained at polling station in Kaohsiung.
‘I suffered a lot in the Cultural Revolution and I know how valuable democracy and freedom is,’ 73-year-old retiree says.
Early results show incumbent president with about 57 per cent of the vote, with main rival back on 38 per cent.
The saying that Taiwan is just a ‘ballot away’ from Hong Kong is timely reminder abroad for those from the self-ruled island to go home and vote.President Tsai has said ‘Today’s Hong Kong; tomorrow’s Taiwan’, ahead of Saturday’s polls, in which she seeks re-election.
Fudan team predicts independence-leaning president will be re-elected on Saturday with nearly 60 per cent of the vote, but research is taken down just hours later.
President’s supporters gather in Taipei on night before election with candidate looking to be on course for re-election.
In the final of a five-part series on Taiwan’s election, we look at how relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington are affecting the presidential poll.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu also says mainland China shouldn’t ‘read too much into’ Saturday’s vote.
In the second of a five-part series on a presidential race that will affect Beijing’s relations with Washington as well as Taipei, the Post focuses on the KMT’s candidate.
President Tsai Ing-wen has won support from this group, analysts say, as she plays up ‘sense of crisis’ over Beijing and seeks to position herself as open-minded.
A coalition formally submits a request for a vote on whether Han should be allowed to retain the city’s top job after agreeing to become the KMT’s presidential candidate.
Tens of thousands march in Kaohsiung to demand recall of city’s mayor, who has fallen behind President Tsai Ing-wen less than a month before the election.
Lee Chia-fen was due to drum up support for husband ahead of presidential election showdown, but authorities said she would be closely watched.
Beijing-friendly populist mayor is officially nominated by the opposition Kuomintang to challenge Tsai Ing-wen in January.
Analysts say he will need to mend fences with closest rival, Foxconn founder Terry Gou, amid speculation the billionaire may run as an independent.
Han Kuo-yu came from nowhere to win last year’s mayoral elections. Now, with 1.2 million ‘Han fans’ and rallies across Taiwan, ‘Bald Guy’ has his sights on the presidency after winning the KMT ticket.