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China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections
April 12, 2019
China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections
Taiwan’s November elections weren’t directly about cross-strait relations, but that doesn’t mean China had no impact.
China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections
Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
March 21, 2019
Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
The candidacy of William Lai, a supporter of Taiwanese independence, is a stunning challenge to the more centrist Tsai administration.
Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
March 15, 2019
Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
The populist mayor of Kaohsiung is a cultural phenomenon who looks set to make his presence known in Taiwan’s presidential race.
Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan
March 06, 2019
KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan
KMT chairman Wu Den-yih’s idea of a cross-strait peace agreement did not go over well.
KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan
How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan
January 18, 2019
How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan
A contentious vote on Taiwan’s nuclear future showed how the country’s public referendums went haywire.
How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan
Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
January 17, 2019
Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
Premier William Lai has vacated his post after the DPP’s crushing regional election defeat, but most of Taiwan’s ministers are staying on.
Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
December 20, 2018
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
City-to-city cross-strait exchanges circumvent the national DPP and appear to be popular among Taiwan’s incoming mayors.
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
December 18, 2018
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
Insights from Elizabeth Freund Larus.
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
November 28, 2018
Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
The KMT rode a “blue wave” in an election more about local concerns than the influence of China or the U.S.
Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
November 27, 2018
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
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
The IOC warned against the upcoming referendum, which has sparked Beijing's wrath and galvanized supporters of independence.
Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
November 21, 2018
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
In what should be a referendum year, both parties appear to be adjusting their messages for the 2020 presidential elections.
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future
November 13, 2018
What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future
The vote is set to serve as a referendum on Tsai Ing-wen’s anti-China stance. Challengers are picking up steam.
What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
August 03, 2018
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
This goes beyond dislike for the DPP – it’s a long-term strategy from Beijing.
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
July 18, 2018
Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
An interview with New Bloom co-founder and student activist Brian Hioe, 4 years after the Sunflower Movement.
Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: A Model for Universal Health Coverage
May 02, 2018
Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: A Model for Universal Health Coverage
Taiwan has a constructive role to play in creating a robust global health network, but remains excluded from the World Health Organization.
Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: A Model for Universal Health Coverage
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