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The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China
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.

Taiwan’s Electoral System Puts the US to Shame
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.
How Taiwan’s History Illuminates the 2020 Election
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.

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.

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