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Taiwan People's Party (TPP)

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 form package.
Tens of Thousands Protest Bill to Expand Legislative Power in Taiwan

Tens of Thousands Protest Bill to Expand Legislative Power in Taiwan

By Brian Hioe
A move by the KMT and its ally, the TPP, to quickly pass the controversial bill sparked an angry response reminiscent of the 2014 Sunflower Movement.

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’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

KMT’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

By Brian Hioe
The KMT's failed 2020 presidential candidate will hold the reins of the legislature, even while the DPP keeps the presidency.

Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wei-Ting Yen of Franklin & Marshall College outlines the prospects for the DPP, KMT, and TPP after the 2024 polls.
Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

By Brian Hioe
Lai Ching-te won with a plurality, largely due to a divided opposition. But the loss of the DPP's legislative majority is a warning sign for the party moving forward.

How the Taiwan Opposition Alliance Talks Fell Apart

How the Taiwan Opposition Alliance Talks Fell Apart

By Brian Hioe
The pan-Blue camp’s attempt to settle on a unity ticket came crashing down last week in an embarrassing televised spectacle.

Taiwan Opposition’s Bid for a Unity Ticket Collapses

Taiwan Opposition’s Bid for a Unity Ticket Collapses

By Brian Hioe
An announced breakthrough proved short-lived, as the two sides weren't able to agree on how to weight polls for determining the presidential candidate.

As Taiwan’s Election Looms, KMT-TPP Unity Talks Stumble

As Taiwan’s Election Looms, KMT-TPP Unity Talks Stumble

By Brian Hioe
With three candidates vying for the pan-Blue vote, Taiwan's presidential election is shaping up to be contentious but ultimately not very competitive.
Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

By Brian Hioe
To have any chance of winning, the pan-Blue camp will need to avoid the current three-way contest for votes. But so far no one looks willing to withdraw.

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