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The Rise and Rapid Fall of Han Kuo-yu
March 18, 2020

The Rise and Rapid Fall of Han Kuo-yu

By Dominique Reichenbach
‘Taiwan’s Trump’ lost his presidential bid. Now Han could lose his mayorship thanks to a recall movement.

Friend or Foe? Beijing Sizes up the KMT’s New Chair
March 17, 2020

Friend or Foe? Beijing Sizes up the KMT’s New Chair

By Jo Kim
The CCP is taking a wait-and-see stance, but it has some cause to worry about Johnny Chiang.
Is This the End of the 1992 Consensus?
January 30, 2020

Is This the End of the 1992 Consensus?

By Zihao Liu
The 1992 Consensus is being challenged by each of the three major forces shaping cross-strait relations: the DPP, the KMT, and Beijing.

The Taiwan Election’s Other Big Winner: Ko Wen-je’s Taiwan People’s Party
January 16, 2020

The Taiwan Election’s Other Big Winner: Ko Wen-je’s Taiwan People’s Party

By Nick Aspinwall
The upstart TPP secured five legislative seats, a major win for a party formed only five months ago by a mayor with presidential ambitions.

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan
January 15, 2020

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan

By James Baron
Soong’s departure from the political scene signals a break with Taiwan’s authoritarian past.

Taiwan ‘Shouts Back’: President Tsai Wins Re-Election Despite China’s Pressure Campaign
January 12, 2020

Taiwan ‘Shouts Back’: President Tsai Wins Re-Election Despite China’s Pressure Campaign

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory over her opponent, in a blow to Beijing's hopes.

Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China
January 09, 2020

Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China

By Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang
Whatever the result of the election on Saturday, the surge in Taiwanese identity among young people is here to stay.
Taiwan Passes Anti-Infiltration Act Ahead of Election Amid Opposition Protests
January 03, 2020

Taiwan Passes Anti-Infiltration Act Ahead of Election Amid Opposition Protests

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen defended the new law, which is designed to curb Chinese influence in Taiwan’s politics. Opposition lawmakers slammed the act and pledged a review.

Taiwan Probes Alleged Visa Scam as Concerns Mount Over Chinese Election Influence
December 20, 2019

Taiwan Probes Alleged Visa Scam as Concerns Mount Over Chinese Election Influence

By Nick Aspinwall
Taipei prosecutors have raided multiple travel agencies for allegedly facilitating the illegal entry of Chinese government officials into Taiwan.

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.

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