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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’s KMT Will Choose Its Candidate to Challenge a Resurgent President Tsai
July 12, 2019

Taiwan’s KMT Will Choose Its Candidate to Challenge a Resurgent President Tsai

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT contenders struggle to pull away from each other as political momentum shifts back to the ruling DPP.
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.

Polls Are Open as Taiwan’s President Tries to Fend Off Primary Challenger
June 11, 2019

Polls Are Open as Taiwan’s President Tries to Fend Off Primary Challenger

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen is locked in a fierce primary battle with her former premier, William Lai.

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.

Han Kuo-Yu: Taiwan’s Populist President?
April 27, 2019

Han Kuo-Yu: Taiwan’s Populist President?

By Jeffery C. J. Chen
Han is wildly popular, but his policy positions -- or lack thereof -- should be cause for concern, given Taiwan's delicate situation.

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.
Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters
March 29, 2019

Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen visited Taiwan’s Pacific diplomatic allies, while Han Kuo-yu stopped in Hong Kong, Macau, and China.

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

By Nick Aspinwall
The candidacy of William Lai, a supporter of Taiwanese independence, is a stunning challenge to the more centrist Tsai administration.

Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
March 15, 2019

Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’

By Nick Aspinwall
The populist mayor of Kaohsiung is a cultural phenomenon who looks set to make his presence known in Taiwan’s presidential race.

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

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT chairman Wu Den-yih’s idea of a cross-strait peace agreement did not go over well.
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