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Taiwan Loses 2 Diplomatic Allies, Wins US Support Ahead of Crucial Presidential Election
September 26, 2019

Taiwan Loses 2 Diplomatic Allies, Wins US Support Ahead of Crucial Presidential Election

By Nick Aspinwall
The diplomatic defections of Kiribati and the Solomon Islands were followed by a strong statement of U.S. support for Taiwan.

Taiwan’s New Power Party Faces Crisis After Departure of Heavyweights
August 17, 2019

Taiwan’s New Power Party Faces Crisis After Departure of Heavyweights

By Nick Aspinwall
Two legislators and the party chairperson have quit the NPP, throwing the “third force” party into turmoil.
Taiwan's ‘Silk Road of Democracy’
August 16, 2019

Taiwan's ‘Silk Road of Democracy’

By Wen Lii
A DPP meeting with the Dalai Lama signals new regional cooperation among groups threatened by Chinese Communist Party.

Taiwan’s KMT Will Choose Its Candidate to Challenge a Resurgent President Tsai
July 12, 2019

Taiwan’s KMT Will Choose Its Candidate to Challenge a Resurgent President Tsai

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT contenders struggle to pull away from each other as political momentum shifts back to the ruling DPP.

Taiwan’s President Clears Her Primary Challenge. Will Her Party Get on Board?
June 21, 2019

Taiwan’s President Clears Her Primary Challenge. Will Her Party Get on Board?

By Nick Aspinwall
Now that Tsai Ing-wen has vanquished her primary challenger, she must get her party behind her in Taiwan’s general election.

Polls Are Open as Taiwan’s President Tries to Fend Off Primary Challenger
June 11, 2019

Polls Are Open as Taiwan’s President Tries to Fend Off Primary Challenger

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen is locked in a fierce primary battle with her former premier, William Lai.

Taiwan Picks Up International Support After Being Barred from World Health Assembly
May 10, 2019

Taiwan Picks Up International Support After Being Barred from World Health Assembly

By Nick Aspinwall
The World Health Organization has declined to invite Taiwan for the third consecutive year at the behest of Beijing.
Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics
May 01, 2019

Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s 2020 presidential candidates hint at a massive gravity shift toward China in both the KMT and DPP.

Taiwan Vows ‘Forceful Expulsion’ of Chinese Fighters Flying in Taiwanese Airspace
April 05, 2019

Taiwan Vows ‘Forceful Expulsion’ of Chinese Fighters Flying in Taiwanese Airspace

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen slammed a “provocative” encroachment of Chinese aircraft.

Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
March 21, 2019

Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier

By Nick Aspinwall
The candidacy of William Lai, a supporter of Taiwanese independence, is a stunning challenge to the more centrist Tsai administration.

KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan
March 06, 2019

KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT chairman Wu Den-yih’s idea of a cross-strait peace agreement did not go over well.
Taiwan Inches Closer to Marriage Equality With New Draft Bill
February 28, 2019

Taiwan Inches Closer to Marriage Equality With New Draft Bill

By Nick Aspinwall
Advocates say the bill is a positive step, but contains major shortcomings that prevent it from truly enshrining equality.

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