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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.

Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
January 17, 2019

Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet

By Nick Aspinwall
Premier William Lai has vacated his post after the DPP’s crushing regional election defeat, but most of Taiwan’s ministers are staying on.
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
December 20, 2018

Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus

By Nick Aspinwall
City-to-city cross-strait exchanges circumvent the national DPP and appear to be popular among Taiwan’s incoming mayors.

Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
December 18, 2018

Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Elizabeth Freund Larus.
Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls
December 06, 2018

Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls

By Nick Aspinwall
In 2017, the ruling DPP reformed the Referendum Act. The first referendum votes under the new act did not go smoothly.

The China Factor in Taiwan’s Local Elections
December 06, 2018

The China Factor in Taiwan’s Local Elections

By Michelle Tsai
The ruling DPP’s defeat may offer China opportunities ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
November 28, 2018

Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP

By Nick Aspinwall
The KMT rode a “blue wave” in an election more about local concerns than the influence of China or the U.S.

KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
November 27, 2018

KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections

By James X. Morris
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
November 21, 2018

The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections

By James X. Morris
In what should be a referendum year, both parties appear to be adjusting their messages for the 2020 presidential elections.

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