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.
The Non-consensus Consensus of Taiwan’s Election
By Sasha Chhabra
While there is plenty of daylight between the DPP and KMT, the two parties have converged on remarkably similar positions with regards to national sovereignty.
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.
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.
Cross-Strait Issues Take Center Stage in Taiwan’s Presidential Race
By Brian Hioe
Both Ko Wen-je and Hou Yu-ih have endorsed resurrecting the controversial Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement, the subject of mass protests back in 2014.
Cross-Strait Relations: Ma Ying-jeou’s Visit to China
By KAWASHIMA Shin
Will the former Taiwan president be able to revive the “First United Front”?
The Clock Has Run out on Ma Ying-jeou’s Cross-Strait Approach
By Chieh-Ting Yeh
In 2023, Ma’s dream of dialogue and compromise looks unrealistically naive.
Ma Ying-jeou’s Trip to China Sparks Pushback – From Taiwanese and Chinese Alike
By Hemant Adlakha
Beijing approves of Ma Ying-jeou’s historic 12-day journey into China, but a segment of the Chinese public sees Ma as a “pro-independence” traitor.
Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Will Visit China
By Huizhong Wu
Ma’s tenure oversaw a period of warm ties with China, but his controversial trade deal laid the seeds for the anti-China volte face in Taiwanese public opinion.
What Does the 1992 Consensus Mean to Citizens in Taiwan?
By Austin Wang, Charles K.S. Wu, Yao-Yuan Yeh, & Fang-Yu Chen
Hint: it’s not what either Taiwan or China think it means.
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
By Shin Kawashima
Seven years after the disaster and relations are strong, with one exception.
Taiwan Calls for New Cross-Strait Relations After Xi’s Strong Speech
By Charlotte Gao
China's president pressed Taiwan’s government to recognize the “1992 Consensus” at the 19th Party Congress.