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Taiwan Inches Closer to Marriage Equality With New Draft Bill
February 28, 2019

Taiwan Inches Closer to Marriage Equality With New Draft Bill

By Nick Aspinwall
Advocates say the bill is a positive step, but contains major shortcomings that prevent it from truly enshrining equality.

How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan
January 18, 2019

How Direct Democracy Went Nuclear in Taiwan

By Nick Aspinwall
A contentious vote on Taiwan’s nuclear future showed how the country’s public referendums went haywire.
Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls
December 06, 2018

Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls

By Nick Aspinwall
In 2017, the ruling DPP reformed the Referendum Act. The first referendum votes under the new act did not go smoothly.

Taiwan Votes to Maintain Import Ban on Fukushima Food Imports
December 03, 2018

Taiwan Votes to Maintain Import Ban on Fukushima Food Imports

By Thisanka Siripala
While Fukushima suffered a blow, trade ties between Japan and Taiwan avoided any major impact.

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

By Nick Aspinwall
The KMT rode a “blue wave” in an election more about local concerns than the influence of China or the U.S.

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

By Nick Aspinwall
The IOC warned against the upcoming referendum, which has sparked Beijing's wrath and galvanized supporters of independence.

Is Taiwan’s Drive to Legalize Gay Marriage Descending Into Chaos?
November 06, 2018

Is Taiwan’s Drive to Legalize Gay Marriage Descending Into Chaos?

By Nick Aspinwall
With contradictory referendums set to hit November ballots, LGBTQ advocates are critical of President Tsai for not acting sooner.
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