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As Constitutional Challenge Advances, KMT Previews Its Use of Controversial New Legislative Powers

As Constitutional Challenge Advances, KMT Previews Its Use of Controversial New Legislative Powers

By Brian Hioe
At least two investigative committees have now been convened using the new powers, highlighting issues the KMT has long complained about.

Taiwan’s Protesters Are Against ‘Check-but-Imbalance’ and Legislative Overreach

Taiwan’s Protesters Are Against ‘Check-but-Imbalance’ and Legislative Overreach

By Austin Horng-En Wang, Charles K. S. Wu, Yao-Yuan Yeh, and Fang-Yu Chen
The Bluebird Movement can't be dismissed as mere partisan mobilization.
Smoke, Mirrors, and Spin: Deception in the Struggle for Taiwan’s Legislative Reform

Smoke, Mirrors, and Spin: Deception in the Struggle for Taiwan’s Legislative Reform

By Wu Tsung-hsien and Howard Shen
The KMT-TPP backed legislation to expand Legislative Yuan powers is not as nefarious as it has been made out to be.

Despite Protests, Taiwan’s KMT, TPP Pass Controversial Bills to Expand Legislative Powers

Despite Protests, Taiwan’s KMT, TPP Pass Controversial Bills to Expand Legislative Powers

By Brian Hioe
Up to 100,000 people turned out in protests against the bills, which will expand the power of Taiwan’s opposition-controlled legislature. 

Taiwan’s Democracy in Crisis: Next Steps and Their Importance for the World

Taiwan’s Democracy in Crisis: Next Steps and Their Importance for the World

By Chiang Min-yen and Angela Ou
Now that the controversial legislative reform bill has passed, what steps should Taiwan’s civil society take? 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

In Lawmaking, the Details Matter. Taiwan Would be Wise to Remember That

In Lawmaking, the Details Matter. Taiwan Would be Wise to Remember That

By Adam King and Daniel Twining
Beijing could be a winner as Taipei rushes to pass new law.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chiang Min-yen, a non-resident fellow at the Taiwan Economic Democracy Union, joins The Diplomat to discuss the concerns over the bill, the China factor, and what comes next. 
Why Are Taiwanese Youth Protesting Against Legislative Reform?

Why Are Taiwanese Youth Protesting Against Legislative Reform?

By Austin Horng-En Wang, Fang-Yu Chen, Charles K. S. Wu, and Yao-Yuan Yeh
Many young Taiwanese voted for the third-party TPP, but now are opposed to its efforts to push through a new reform package.

International Scholars Sound the Alarm Over Legislative Reforms Proposed in Taiwan

International Scholars Sound the Alarm Over Legislative Reforms Proposed in Taiwan

An open letter from 30 scholars expresses “strong concern and disappointment about the set of parliamentary reforms.”

As Taiwan’s New President Takes Office, Can China Seize Taiwan Without Firing a Single Shot?

As Taiwan’s New President Takes Office, Can China Seize Taiwan Without Firing a Single Shot?

By Chiang Min-yen
A controversial bill in the Legislative Yuan sparks fears of a hostile takeover from within, inspiring mass protests.

With Lai Ching-te Inauguration, Taiwan Has a New President

With Lai Ching-te Inauguration, Taiwan Has a New President

By Brian Hioe
Lai’s inaugural address was consistent with his pro-status quo platform on cross-strait relations. Domestic politics could pose a more immediate flashpoint, however.
KMT Continues Outreach to Beijing With Legislators’ Trip to China

KMT Continues Outreach to Beijing With Legislators’ Trip to China

By Brian Hioe
Less than a month after former President Ma Ying-jeou's meeting with Xi Jinping, the KMT sent 17 sitting legislators to China as an “ice breaker.”

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