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Following China’s Military Drills, Taiwan Settles Into New Normal
August 16, 2022

Following China’s Military Drills, Taiwan Settles Into New Normal

By Brian Hioe
China's live-fire drills did not spark much fear in Taiwan, where frequent Chinese military activities have long become a reality.

Taiwan’s KMT: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
August 15, 2022

Taiwan’s KMT: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By Micah McCartney
China’s aggressive maneuvers are making it harder for Taiwan’s main opposition party to finesse its cross-strait stance.
The 1992 Consensus: Why It Worked and Why It Fell Apart
July 18, 2022

The 1992 Consensus: Why It Worked and Why It Fell Apart

By Alyssa Resar
CCP and KMT negotiators sought to formulate a framework to manage the cross-strait relationship within what they recognized to be an “irresolvable conflict.”

Taiwan’s KMT Looks to Boost Ties With US
June 10, 2022

Taiwan’s KMT Looks to Boost Ties With US

By Hiro Fu
The head of Taiwan’s opposition party, Eric Chu, wants the world to know his party is “consistently” pro-American.  

A Veterans’ Group Is Pushing the KMT Into Irrelevance
April 26, 2022

A Veterans’ Group Is Pushing the KMT Into Irrelevance

By Benjamin Chen
The Huang Fuxing, a veteran-dominated chapter of the KMT, will determine the future of the oldest political party in Asia.

Why Is Taiwan’s KMT Returning to Washington?
February 08, 2022

Why Is Taiwan’s KMT Returning to Washington?

By Hiro Fu
Can the KMT bring substance to match the symbolism of its resurrected office in the U.S. capital?

Eric Chu Wins KMT Chair Election
September 27, 2021

Eric Chu Wins KMT Chair Election

By Brian Hioe
KMT stalwart Chu won handily in the end, but the challenge posed by deep-Blue candidate Chang Ya-chung is notable.
Pay Attention to the KMT’s Chair Election
September 15, 2021

Pay Attention to the KMT’s Chair Election

By David G. Brown
The coming election may set the future course for the KMT, currently Taiwan’s main opposition party.

Taiwan’s KMT Skips Key Cross-Strait Forum Over Comment by Chinese Talk Show Host
September 21, 2020

Taiwan’s KMT Skips Key Cross-Strait Forum Over Comment by Chinese Talk Show Host

By Nick Aspinwall
The Beijing-friendly opposition party said it would sit out the forum, overshadowing the annual event.

Can the KMT Reform – and Remain Relevant?
September 11, 2020

Can the KMT Reform – and Remain Relevant?

By David G. Brown
A new leader has brought new ideas, including on the sensitive question of cross-strait relations, but the old guard remains entrenched.

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’s ‘Han Wave’ Comes Crashing Down
June 10, 2020

Taiwan’s ‘Han Wave’ Comes Crashing Down

By Nick Aspinwall
Han Kuo-yu will be removed from his post after infuriating Kaohsiung residents during his brief tenure as mayor.

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