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Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election
December 12, 2019

Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The KMT was riding high in legislative polls -- until a huge misstep with its party lists.

Taiwan’s Han Kuo-yu Picks Running Mate as Scandals, Controversies Swirl
November 14, 2019

Taiwan’s Han Kuo-yu Picks Running Mate as Scandals, Controversies Swirl

By Nick Aspinwall
Han Kuo-yu announced former premier Chang San-cheng as his vice presidential pick, while controversial comments and property acquisition scandals hamper his campaign.
Taiwan Rebukes Beijing’s New 26 Measures for Cross-Strait Exchanges
November 09, 2019

Taiwan Rebukes Beijing’s New 26 Measures for Cross-Strait Exchanges

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s ruling DPP rejected China’s offer of incentives to Taiwanese nationals, while the opposition KMT welcomed the move.

Taiwan at the Crossroads of History
November 05, 2019

Taiwan at the Crossroads of History

By Chih-Wei Chen
Faced with China’s “sharp power,” it’s time to redefine the interaction model between Taiwan and international society.

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers
October 10, 2019

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
Recent incidents affecting Southeast Asian foreign workers muddy Taiwan’s claims as a regional guarantor of human rights. 

Taiwan President Sues Scholars for Alleging Her Doctorate Degree is Fake
September 07, 2019

Taiwan President Sues Scholars for Alleging Her Doctorate Degree is Fake

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai Ing-wen is taking legal action against unsubstantiated questioning of the veracity of her diploma as she heads into her bid for re-election.

Terry Gou May Run for Taiwan’s President. What Does His Foxconn Record Tell Us?
August 31, 2019

Terry Gou May Run for Taiwan’s President. What Does His Foxconn Record Tell Us?

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s richest man is reportedly ready to declare his candidacy. Would he run the country like he ran his corporate empire?
Taiwan’s President (and Her Challenger) Thank US for $8 Billion F-16V Sale
August 24, 2019

Taiwan’s President (and Her Challenger) Thank US for $8 Billion F-16V Sale

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States for the deal. So did her main presidential challenger, the Beijing-friendly Han Kuo-yu.

Taiwan’s New Power Party Faces Crisis After Departure of Heavyweights
August 17, 2019

Taiwan’s New Power Party Faces Crisis After Departure of Heavyweights

By Nick Aspinwall
Two legislators and the party chairperson have quit the NPP, throwing the “third force” party into turmoil.

Why the Hong Kong Protests Don’t Guarantee a Tsai Victory in Taiwan
July 25, 2019

Why the Hong Kong Protests Don’t Guarantee a Tsai Victory in Taiwan

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The challenges facing Tsai remain the same, with or without the Hong Kong protests.

Taiwan Politicians Continue to Align Themselves With Hong Kong Protestors
July 05, 2019

Taiwan Politicians Continue to Align Themselves With Hong Kong Protestors

By Nick Aspinwall
Protestors in Hong Kong demanding the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill find a reliable ally in Taiwan.
Presidential Hopeful Terry Gou Will Step Down as Chairman of Foxconn
June 21, 2019

Presidential Hopeful Terry Gou Will Step Down as Chairman of Foxconn

By Johnson Lai
The announcement comes as Gou eyes a presidential bid in Taiwan.

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