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Former President Lee Teng-hui, Who Helped Birth Taiwan’s Democracy, Dies
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.

No, Taiwan’s President Isn’t ‘Pro-Independence’
April 23, 2020

No, Taiwan’s President Isn’t ‘Pro-Independence’

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Calling Tsai Ing-wen “pro-independence” isn’t just lazy; it’s wrong.
Star Wars: How Taiwan’s Celebrities Became Pawns in the Cross-Strait Struggle
December 26, 2019

Star Wars: How Taiwan’s Celebrities Became Pawns in the Cross-Strait Struggle

By Jo Kim
The Chinese public’s witch-hunt for “pro-independence” Taiwanese stars dims the prospects of peaceful unification with Taiwan.

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.

Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics
May 01, 2019

Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s 2020 presidential candidates hint at a massive gravity shift toward China in both the KMT and DPP.

Invite President Tsai Before Congress? Not a Wise Move.
February 12, 2019

Invite President Tsai Before Congress? Not a Wise Move.

By Dennis V. Hickey
The risks for Taiwan and the U.S. far outweigh the benefits.

Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
November 21, 2018

Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker

By Nick Aspinwall
The IOC warned against the upcoming referendum, which has sparked Beijing's wrath and galvanized supporters of independence.
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
August 03, 2018

Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?

By Chih-Cheng Chang
This goes beyond dislike for the DPP – it’s a long-term strategy from Beijing.

Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
July 18, 2018

Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later

By James X. Morris
An interview with New Bloom co-founder and student activist Brian Hioe, 4 years after the Sunflower Movement.

Does China Have a ‘Blacklist’ of Taiwan ‘Separatists’?
May 17, 2018

Does China Have a ‘Blacklist’ of Taiwan ‘Separatists’?

By J. Michael Cole
Even if the blacklist doesn't currently exist, China's habit of extraterritorial abductions makes it all too plausible.

'Sky Row' Calls for Debates on China in Taiwan
January 20, 2018

'Sky Row' Calls for Debates on China in Taiwan

By Charles I-hsin Chen
China's unilateral announcement of new flight routes should spark a rethink of Tsai's cross-strait policy.
China's Playbook for Conquering Taiwan
November 29, 2017

China's Playbook for Conquering Taiwan

By Ian Easton
Beijing has a clear approach to doing what it has long intended.

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