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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.

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Utterly Confounded by Populist Mayor Han Kuo-yu
June 05, 2019

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Utterly Confounded by Populist Mayor Han Kuo-yu

By Nick Aspinwall
The controversial Kaohsiung mayor, now a presidential frontrunner, was never supposed to make it this far. It’s an increasingly familiar story.

It's Official: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Taiwan
May 17, 2019

It's Official: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Taiwan

By Ralph Jennings
Two years after a landmark court decision, Taiwan has finally passed legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed.

A Visual Dialogue of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later
April 26, 2019

A Visual Dialogue of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later

By James X. Morris
An exhibit in Taipei relives the energy and optimism of the Sunflower protests through photography.
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Says a Sea Goddess Has Told Him to Run for President
April 18, 2019

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Says a Sea Goddess Has Told Him to Run for President

By Nick Aspinwall
Gou’s entry into Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race further clutters a field packed with larger-than-life personalities.

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