Taiwan local elections

April 12, 2019

China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections

By Jason Li
Taiwan’s November elections weren’t directly about cross-strait relations, but that doesn’t mean China had no impact.

December 18, 2018

Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Elizabeth Freund Larus.
December 06, 2018

Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls

By Nick Aspinwall
In 2017, the ruling DPP reformed the Referendum Act. The first referendum votes under the new act did not go smoothly.

December 06, 2018

The China Factor in Taiwan’s Local Elections

By Michelle Tsai
The ruling DPP’s defeat may offer China opportunities ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

November 27, 2018

KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections

By James X. Morris
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.

November 21, 2018

The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections

By James X. Morris
In what should be a referendum year, both parties appear to be adjusting their messages for the 2020 presidential elections.
November 13, 2018

What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future

By Nick Aspinwall
The vote is set to serve as a referendum on Tsai Ing-wen’s anti-China stance. Challengers are picking up steam.

November 06, 2018

Is Taiwan’s Drive to Legalize Gay Marriage Descending Into Chaos?

By Nick Aspinwall
With contradictory referendums set to hit November ballots, LGBTQ advocates are critical of President Tsai for not acting sooner.

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.

September 20, 2018

Will Taiwan Trap Itself Into ‘One China’ Again?

By Lin Fei-fan
In Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, China might have found a useful wedge to influence Taiwan's domestic politics.

December 23, 2014

Two Myths About KMT’s Defeat in Taiwan’s Local Elections

By Charles I-hsin Chen
The Kuomintang’s recent drubbing had nothing to do with cross-Strait policies or Hong Kong.
December 11, 2014

Hong Kong: Taiwan’s Broken Mirror

By Barclay Bram Shoemaker
The outcome of the protests in one give the other a glimpse of what life might be like should it return to the mainland.

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