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Kuomintang (KMT)

Beneath the DPP’s Victory, the KMT’s Youth Movement Is on the Rise

Beneath the DPP’s Victory, the KMT’s Youth Movement Is on the Rise

By Howard Shen
The KMT has long been a Taiwanese political synonym for gerontocracy, but now its youth movement finally appears to be coming to fruition.

KMT’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

KMT’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

By Brian Hioe
The KMT's failed 2020 presidential candidate will hold the reins of the legislature, even while the DPP keeps the presidency.
Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wei-Ting Yen of Franklin & Marshall College outlines the prospects for the DPP, KMT, and TPP after the 2024 polls.

Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

By Brian Hioe
Lai Ching-te won with a plurality, largely due to a divided opposition. But the loss of the DPP's legislative majority is a warning sign for the party moving forward.

How Should Beijing Engage with the Next Taiwanese Administration?

How Should Beijing Engage with the Next Taiwanese Administration?

By Zhuoran Li
Regardless of who wins Taiwan’s January 13 election, Beijing will have a golden opportunity to initiate talks without preconditions.

From Green to Blue: The Political History of Ko Wen-je

From Green to Blue: The Political History of Ko Wen-je

By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
Who is the third-party candidate shaking up Taiwan's presidential race?

How the Taiwan Opposition Alliance Talks Fell Apart

How the Taiwan Opposition Alliance Talks Fell Apart

By Brian Hioe
The pan-Blue camp’s attempt to settle on a unity ticket came crashing down last week in an embarrassing televised spectacle.
Taiwan Opposition’s Bid for a Unity Ticket Collapses

Taiwan Opposition’s Bid for a Unity Ticket Collapses

By Brian Hioe
An announced breakthrough proved short-lived, as the two sides weren't able to agree on how to weight polls for determining the presidential candidate.

As Taiwan’s Election Looms, KMT-TPP Unity Talks Stumble

As Taiwan’s Election Looms, KMT-TPP Unity Talks Stumble

By Brian Hioe
With three candidates vying for the pan-Blue vote, Taiwan's presidential election is shaping up to be contentious but ultimately not very competitive.

Nobody Enjoys Celebrating ‘Taiwan National Day’ 

Nobody Enjoys Celebrating ‘Taiwan National Day’ 

By Hiro Fu
A political row over the title of this year's National Day event has as much to do with the history of Taiwan’s political parties as their approaches to the cross-strait status quo.

Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

By Brian Hioe
To have any chance of winning, the pan-Blue camp will need to avoid the current three-way contest for votes. But so far no one looks willing to withdraw.
Taiwan Strait Tensions Will Stabilize – But Only Temporarily

Taiwan Strait Tensions Will Stabilize – But Only Temporarily

By Denny Roy
Taiwan’s election season will likely stabilize the cross-strait situation, but all bets are off when the new administration comes into office.

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