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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 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.
Presidential Hopeful Terry Gou Will Step Down as Chairman of Foxconn
June 21, 2019

Presidential Hopeful Terry Gou Will Step Down as Chairman of Foxconn

By Johnson Lai
The announcement comes as Gou eyes a presidential bid in Taiwan.

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.

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Says a Sea Goddess Has Told Him to Run for President
April 18, 2019

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Says a Sea Goddess Has Told Him to Run for President

By Nick Aspinwall
Gou’s entry into Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race further clutters a field packed with larger-than-life personalities.

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 Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
March 15, 2019

Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’

By Nick Aspinwall
The populist mayor of Kaohsiung is a cultural phenomenon who looks set to make his presence known in Taiwan’s presidential race.

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.

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.

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