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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.

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.
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.”

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.

Lai Ching-te’s Inaugural Address: 5 Things To Watch

Lai Ching-te’s Inaugural Address: 5 Things To Watch

By Ross Feingold
When Taiwan’s next president takes office on May 20, the world will be paying close attention to the signals he sends in his first speech.

The ‘Memory War’ Over Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

The ‘Memory War’ Over Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

By Yang Kuang-shun
The public perception of the Sunflower Movement within Taiwan varies markedly across different demographics and political viewpoints.
Taiwan’s Incoming Lai Administration Takes Shape

Taiwan’s Incoming Lai Administration Takes Shape

By Brian Hioe
Lai Ching-te's choice of Cabinet appointments suggests that he will continue to emphasize continuity with the Tsai administration.

Sunflower Movement 10th Anniversary Reflects Taiwan’s Current Political Divisions

Sunflower Movement 10th Anniversary Reflects Taiwan’s Current Political Divisions

By Brian Hioe
From talk of revising the CSSTA to the KMT's return to leadership of the legislature, the Sunflower Movement is echoing in Taiwan's politics today.

After the 2024 Election, Taiwan’s Real Challenge Begins

After the 2024 Election, Taiwan’s Real Challenge Begins

By Syaru Shirley Lin
The next 4 years will test Taiwan’s resilience in the face of geopolitical rivalry, climate crisis, diminishing socioeconomic prospects, and an aging society while being led by a divided government.

Weiting Chen Discusses the Sunflower Movement, 10 Years Later

Weiting Chen Discusses the Sunflower Movement, 10 Years Later

By Shannon Tiezzi
10 years on, what impact has the Sunflower Movement had on Taiwan?
Beneath the DPP’s Victory, the KMT’s Youth Movement Is on the Rise

Beneath the DPP’s Victory, the KMT’s Youth Movement Is on the Rise

By Howard Shen
The KMT has long been a Taiwanese political synonym for gerontocracy, but now its youth movement finally appears to be coming to fruition.

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