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Terry Gou May Run for Taiwan’s President. What Does His Foxconn Record Tell Us?
August 31, 2019

Terry Gou May Run for Taiwan’s President. What Does His Foxconn Record Tell Us?

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s richest man is reportedly ready to declare his candidacy. Would he run the country like he ran his corporate empire?

Taiwan’s New Power Party Faces Crisis After Departure of Heavyweights
August 17, 2019

Taiwan’s New Power Party Faces Crisis After Departure of Heavyweights

By Nick Aspinwall
Two legislators and the party chairperson have quit the NPP, throwing the “third force” party into turmoil.
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.

Taiwan’s President Clears Her Primary Challenge. Will Her Party Get on Board?
June 21, 2019

Taiwan’s President Clears Her Primary Challenge. Will Her Party Get on Board?

By Nick Aspinwall
Now that Tsai Ing-wen has vanquished her primary challenger, she must get her party behind her in Taiwan’s general election.

Hong Kong Protests: The View From Taiwan
June 12, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: The View From Taiwan

By James X. Morris
Hong Kong’s massive protests could be a bellwether for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election.

Polls Are Open as Taiwan’s President Tries to Fend Off Primary Challenger
June 11, 2019

Polls Are Open as Taiwan’s President Tries to Fend Off Primary Challenger

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen is locked in a fierce primary battle with her former premier, William Lai.

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Utterly Confounded by Populist Mayor Han Kuo-yu
June 05, 2019

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Utterly Confounded by Populist Mayor Han Kuo-yu

By Nick Aspinwall
The controversial Kaohsiung mayor, now a presidential frontrunner, was never supposed to make it this far. It’s an increasingly familiar story.
Taiwan’s Ruling Party Is Getting Tough on China Ahead of 2020 Elections
May 20, 2019

Taiwan’s Ruling Party Is Getting Tough on China Ahead of 2020 Elections

By Nick Aspinwall
DPP legislators have prioritized a flurry of new measures aimed to clamp down on cross-strait engagement between Taiwan and China.

Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters
March 29, 2019

Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen visited Taiwan’s Pacific diplomatic allies, while Han Kuo-yu stopped in Hong Kong, Macau, and China.

Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
March 21, 2019

Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier

By Nick Aspinwall
The candidacy of William Lai, a supporter of Taiwanese independence, is a stunning challenge to the more centrist Tsai administration.

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 Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
November 27, 2018

KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections

By James X. Morris
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.

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