July 31, 2020
Former President Lee Teng-hui, Who Helped Birth Taiwan’s Democracy, Dies
By Associated Press
Lee, the first native of Taiwan to hold the presidency, became famous for ushering in direct elections – and later for his pro-independence stance.
June 05, 2020
Look at Taiwan in Its Own Right
By Gerrit van der Wees
A recent article by Daniel Russel continues a long, flawed tradition of viewing Taiwan as a subset of U.S.-China relations.
April 30, 2020
Taiwan High Court Overturns Acquittals, Finds Sunflower Movement Protesters Guilty
By Nick Aspinwall
The High Court’s decision to overturn not guilty verdicts for seven protesters who stormed the Executive Yuan led to outrage from civil society figures.
April 29, 2020
Targeted in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Books Has a New Home: Taiwan
By Kuang-shun Yang
Lam Wing-kee found refuge in Taiwan. Can the island offer safe harbor to more Hong Kong democracy activists?
April 08, 2020
Taiwan’s Success Is the Bane of Beijing’s Global Coronavirus Propaganda
By Jo Kim
Much to Beijing’s chagrin, praise of Taiwan’s success has provided the democracy with much-needed global exposure.
February 27, 2020
The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China
By Victor (Lin) Pu
Taiwan’s example proves that the free flow of information is the best treatment for the coronavirus outbreak.
February 13, 2020
Taiwan’s Electoral System Puts the US to Shame
By Dominique Reichenbach
The United States has much to learn from Taiwan’s open democratic processes.
January 24, 2020
How Taiwan’s History Illuminates the 2020 Election
By Evan Dawley and Wayne Soon
Taiwan's democratic culture -- and ties to Hong Kong -- long predate the 21st century.
August 16, 2019
Taiwan's ‘Silk Road of Democracy’
By Wen Lii
A DPP meeting with the Dalai Lama signals new regional cooperation among groups threatened by Chinese Communist Party.
June 08, 2019
In Taiwan, the Tiananmen Tragedy Has a Special Resonance
By John Liu
For Taiwan, June 4, 1989 recalls both their own oppressed past and the resistance against China’s ongoing oppression.
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.
April 26, 2019
A Visual Dialogue of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later
By James X. Morris
An exhibit in Taipei relives the energy and optimism of the Sunflower protests through photography.