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KMT Pushes for Formal US-Taiwan Ties in Course Change for Beijing-Friendly Party
October 09, 2020

KMT Pushes for Formal US-Taiwan Ties in Course Change for Beijing-Friendly Party

By Nick Aspinwall
Two recently passed resolutions hint at a strategic shift within the KMT, but could also be aimed at fracturing the ruling DPP’s careful approach toward relations with the U.S.

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayor By-Election, Leaving Taiwan’s KMT In Turmoil
August 20, 2020

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayor By-Election, Leaving Taiwan’s KMT In Turmoil

By Nick Aspinwall
The ruling DPP snatched back control of a southern stronghold while the opposition KMT is once again forced to reflect on its future.
Taiwan Legislators Brawl Twice in 2 Weeks Over Government Watchdog Nomination
July 16, 2020

Taiwan Legislators Brawl Twice in 2 Weeks Over Government Watchdog Nomination

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT legislators stormed parliament Tuesday to block confirmation proceedings for Chen Chu, the nominee to head Taiwan’s government ombudsman body.

Changing of the Guard as William Lai Replaces Taiwan’s Epidemiologist Vice President
June 19, 2020

Changing of the Guard as William Lai Replaces Taiwan’s Epidemiologist Vice President

By Nick Aspinwall
Chen Chien-jen ended his single term as vice president after playing a key role in Taiwan’s successful COVID-19 response.

Tsai Ing-wen 2.0
May 01, 2020

Tsai Ing-wen 2.0

By Lev Nachman and Jessica Drun
Tsai’s first term had its successes and failures, yet she still won a historic re-election victory. What can she deliver in her second term?

Is This the End of the 1992 Consensus?
January 30, 2020

Is This the End of the 1992 Consensus?

By Zihao Liu
The 1992 Consensus is being challenged by each of the three major forces shaping cross-strait relations: the DPP, the KMT, and Beijing.

Taiwan ‘Shouts Back’: President Tsai Wins Re-Election Despite China’s Pressure Campaign
January 12, 2020

Taiwan ‘Shouts Back’: President Tsai Wins Re-Election Despite China’s Pressure Campaign

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory over her opponent, in a blow to Beijing's hopes.
Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China
January 09, 2020

Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China

By Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang
Whatever the result of the election on Saturday, the surge in Taiwanese identity among young people is here to stay.

Beijing’s Fear of Taiwan Independence Under Tsai Steers Taiwan Away From Unification – Again
January 08, 2020

Beijing’s Fear of Taiwan Independence Under Tsai Steers Taiwan Away From Unification – Again

By Jo Kim
Why does so much of China's approach to Taiwan under the DPP seem self-defeating? Because Beijing believes it has no other choice.

Beijing’s Animosity Toward Taiwan’s DPP Is Bad for Everyone
December 13, 2019

Beijing’s Animosity Toward Taiwan’s DPP Is Bad for Everyone

By Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang
China's stubborn refusal to engage the Democratic Progressive Party is undermining its own stated goal of peaceful unification.

Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election
December 12, 2019

Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The KMT was riding high in legislative polls -- until a huge misstep with its party lists.
Taiwan Rebukes Beijing’s New 26 Measures for Cross-Strait Exchanges
November 09, 2019

Taiwan Rebukes Beijing’s New 26 Measures for Cross-Strait Exchanges

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s ruling DPP rejected China’s offer of incentives to Taiwanese nationals, while the opposition KMT welcomed the move.

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