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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.

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan
January 15, 2020

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan

By James Baron
Soong’s departure from the political scene signals a break with Taiwan’s authoritarian past.
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 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’s Han Kuo-yu Picks Running Mate as Scandals, Controversies Swirl
November 14, 2019

Taiwan’s Han Kuo-yu Picks Running Mate as Scandals, Controversies Swirl

By Nick Aspinwall
Han Kuo-yu announced former premier Chang San-cheng as his vice presidential pick, while controversial comments and property acquisition scandals hamper his campaign.
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.

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.

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