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Smoke, Mirrors, and Spin: Deception in the Struggle for Taiwan’s Legislative Reform

Smoke, Mirrors, and Spin: Deception in the Struggle for Taiwan’s Legislative Reform

By Wu Tsung-hsien and Howard Shen
The KMT-TPP backed legislation to expand Legislative Yuan powers is not as nefarious as it has been made out to be.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chiang Min-yen, a non-resident fellow at the Taiwan Economic Democracy Union, joins The Diplomat to discuss the concerns over the bill, the China factor, and what comes next. 
Why Are Taiwanese Youth Protesting Against Legislative Reform?

Why Are Taiwanese Youth Protesting Against Legislative Reform?

By Austin Horng-En Wang, Fang-Yu Chen, Charles K. S. Wu, and Yao-Yuan Yeh
Many young Taiwanese voted for the third-party TPP, but now are opposed to its efforts to push through a new reform package.

As Taiwan’s New President Takes Office, Can China Seize Taiwan Without Firing a Single Shot?

As Taiwan’s New President Takes Office, Can China Seize Taiwan Without Firing a Single Shot?

By Chiang Min-yen
A controversial bill in the Legislative Yuan sparks fears of a hostile takeover from within, inspiring mass protests.

The ‘Memory War’ Over Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

The ‘Memory War’ Over Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

By Yang Kuang-shun
The public perception of the Sunflower Movement within Taiwan varies markedly across different demographics and political viewpoints.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Taiwan’s Incoming Lai Administration Takes Shape

Taiwan’s Incoming Lai Administration Takes Shape

By Brian Hioe
Lai Ching-te's choice of Cabinet appointments suggests that he will continue to emphasize continuity with the Tsai administration.

Sunflower Movement 10th Anniversary Reflects Taiwan’s Current Political Divisions

Sunflower Movement 10th Anniversary Reflects Taiwan’s Current Political Divisions

By Brian Hioe
From talk of revising the CSSTA to the KMT's return to leadership of the legislature, the Sunflower Movement is echoing in Taiwan's politics today.
KMT’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

KMT’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

By Brian Hioe
The KMT's failed 2020 presidential candidate will hold the reins of the legislature, even while the DPP keeps the presidency.

After the Election: Where Will Lai Lead Taiwan?

After the Election: Where Will Lai Lead Taiwan?

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Taiwanese voters have made their choice. Now it’s up to President-elect Lai Ching-te – and the reactions from Washington and Beijing – to shape the future.

Taiwan’s New President-Elect Should Prioritize the Economy

Taiwan’s New President-Elect Should Prioritize the Economy

By Huynh Tam Sang
The greatest obstacle for the soon-to-be president of Taiwan is not the China threat, but rather economic concerns, particularly among young people.

Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wei-Ting Yen of Franklin & Marshall College outlines the prospects for the DPP, KMT, and TPP after the 2024 polls.
Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

By Brian Hioe
Lai Ching-te won with a plurality, largely due to a divided opposition. But the loss of the DPP's legislative majority is a warning sign for the party moving forward.

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