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Look at Taiwan in Its Own Right

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.
Taiwan High Court Overturns Acquittals, Finds Sunflower Movement Protesters Guilty

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.

Targeted in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Books Has a New Home: Taiwan

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?

Taiwan’s Success Is the Bane of Beijing’s Global Coronavirus Propaganda

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.

The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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.

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