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Taiwan's ‘Silk Road of Democracy’
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.

In Taiwan, the Tiananmen Tragedy Has a Special Resonance
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.
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.

A Visual Dialogue of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later
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.

How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan
January 18, 2019

How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan

By Nick Aspinwall
A contentious vote on Taiwan’s nuclear future showed how the country’s public referendums went haywire.

How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
January 03, 2019

How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan

By Gerrit van der Wees
Xi's January 2 remarks betrayed three fundamental misunderstandings of the Taiwan situation.

Taiwan: The Frontline of the Disinformation Wars
November 01, 2018

Taiwan: The Frontline of the Disinformation Wars

By Nick Aspinwall
Shaken by a recent viral falsehood, Taiwan’s online ecosystem is repairing its democratic defense mechanisms.
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
October 10, 2018

Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tsai Ing-wen promises to stay the course on cross-strait relations, while pursuing “values-based diplomacy” abroad.

Foreign Laborers and Taiwan’s Evolving Democracy
April 27, 2018

Foreign Laborers and Taiwan’s Evolving Democracy

By Tabatha Anderson
Taiwan needs to do more to protect the rights of Southeast Asian migrant workers.

Taiwan's Transition: From Concentration Camps to Democracy
August 06, 2015

Taiwan's Transition: From Concentration Camps to Democracy

By Yang Hengjun
Taiwan's transition to a democracy has lessons for mainland China.

Chiang Ching-kuo, China's Democratic Pioneer
December 10, 2014

Chiang Ching-kuo, China's Democratic Pioneer

By Yang Hengjun
Chiang Ching-kuo was a rare dictator who willingly initiated a peaceful transition to democracy.
‘Today’s Hong Kong, Tomorrow’s Taiwan?’ Nope, the Other Way Around.
October 10, 2014

‘Today’s Hong Kong, Tomorrow’s Taiwan?’ Nope, the Other Way Around.

By Charles I-hsin Chen
They have completely different backgrounds, but there are lessons for Hong Kong in Taiwan.

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