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KMT Served Double Defeat in Taiwan’s Latest Recall and By-Election
January 10, 2022

KMT Served Double Defeat in Taiwan’s Latest Recall and By-Election

By Brian Hioe
A recall against independent Freddy Lim fell short, and the KMT's candidate lost a by-election to fill another seat vacated by a previous recall campaign.

DPP Sweeps Taiwan’s Latest Referendum Vote
December 20, 2021

DPP Sweeps Taiwan’s Latest Referendum Vote

By Brian Hioe
The ruling party's preferred position won out in all four questions, including a proposal on reinstating a ban on U.S. pork imports.
Taiwanese Presidents Will Not and Can Not Unilaterally Change Taiwan’s Status
September 21, 2021

Taiwanese Presidents Will Not and Can Not Unilaterally Change Taiwan’s Status

By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
A single leader cannot make Taiwan independent or unify it with the People Republic of China. Even trying either course would be political suicide.

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.

The Politics of Taiwan’s COVID-19 Response
September 10, 2021

The Politics of Taiwan’s COVID-19 Response

By Brian Hioe
Taiwan's first real COVID-19 outbreak engendered fierce political debates between the DPP and the KMT.

Afghanistan’s Collapse: The View From Taiwan
August 25, 2021

Afghanistan’s Collapse: The View From Taiwan

By Brian Hioe
How are Taiwan’s various political players interpreting the U.S. withdrawal, and the subsequent fall of Kabul?

Taiwan’s Referendum Mayhem
March 13, 2021

Taiwan’s Referendum Mayhem

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Tracing the political stances and stakes of four upcoming referendums.
Taiwan Visit by Trump’s UN Envoy Canceled, Ending a Wild Ride in Taiwan-US Relations
January 18, 2021

Taiwan Visit by Trump’s UN Envoy Canceled, Ending a Wild Ride in Taiwan-US Relations

By Nick Aspinwall
The canceled visit by Ambassador Kelly Craft spared Taiwan an enlarged domestic controversy over its handling of the final days of the Trump administration.

Taiwan’s Opposition Party Pushes for Referendum on US Pork Ban
January 09, 2021

Taiwan’s Opposition Party Pushes for Referendum on US Pork Ban

By Nick Aspinwall
The Kuomintang wants to overturn a government decision to allow imports of U.S. meat containing traces of a controversial feed additive.

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 Legislators Brawl Twice in 2 Weeks Over Government Watchdog Nomination
July 16, 2020

Taiwan Legislators Brawl Twice in 2 Weeks Over Government Watchdog Nomination

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT legislators stormed parliament Tuesday to block confirmation proceedings for Chen Chu, the nominee to head Taiwan’s government ombudsman body.
The Rise and Rapid Fall of Han Kuo-yu
March 18, 2020

The Rise and Rapid Fall of Han Kuo-yu

By Dominique Reichenbach
‘Taiwan’s Trump’ lost his presidential bid. Now Han could lose his mayorship thanks to a recall movement.

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