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Tsai Ing-wen

Cross-strait Crisis and Taiwan’s National Identity
September 12, 2022

Cross-strait Crisis and Taiwan’s National Identity

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jennifer Rudolph.

Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo
July 14, 2022

Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo

By Brian Hioe
The former Japanese prime minister's support for Taiwan brought condolences even from the KMT, which is generally antagonistic toward Japan.
China Protests Taiwan’s VP Paying Respects at Abe’s Memorial
July 13, 2022

China Protests Taiwan’s VP Paying Respects at Abe’s Memorial

By Associated Press
Vice President Lai attended Abe's funeral service in Tokyo in his personal capacity.

Taiwan Finally Lifts Japan Food Import Restrictions
March 08, 2022

Taiwan Finally Lifts Japan Food Import Restrictions

By KAWASHIMA Shin
The move to allow produce from Fukushima and other prefectures is a breakthrough in relations.

Taiwan Welcomes Pompeo While Watching Ukraine
March 05, 2022

Taiwan Welcomes Pompeo While Watching Ukraine

By Brian Hioe
The former secretary of state’s visit became part of discussions on Taiwan about U.S. support amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Dynasties’ Daughters and Martyrs’ Widows: Female Leaders and Gender Inequality in Asia
February 26, 2022

Dynasties’ Daughters and Martyrs’ Widows: Female Leaders and Gender Inequality in Asia

By Mark R. Thompson
The relatively large number of female leaders in Asia appears surprising given their general paucity globally.

Taiwan’s Tsai Lifts Import Ban on Food From Nuclear Disaster-Hit Area of Japan
February 16, 2022

Taiwan’s Tsai Lifts Import Ban on Food From Nuclear Disaster-Hit Area of Japan

By Brian Hioe
The import ban on foods from Fukushima and nearby provinces has long been a stumbling block to closer economic relations between Taiwan and Japan, but Tsai Ing-wen is taking a political gamble by lifting the restrictions.
Xi and Tsai’s Dueling Messages on Cross-Strait Relations
October 15, 2021

Xi and Tsai’s Dueling Messages on Cross-Strait Relations

By Zhenze Huang
How should we understand the “Double Tenth Day” addresses made by the two leaders?

The Politics of Taiwan’s COVID-19 Response
September 10, 2021

The Politics of Taiwan’s COVID-19 Response

By Brian Hioe
Taiwan's first real COVID-19 outbreak engendered fierce political debates between the DPP and the KMT.

Taiwan Confronts COVID-19 Outbreak, Accuses China of Blocking Vaccines
May 29, 2021

Taiwan Confronts COVID-19 Outbreak, Accuses China of Blocking Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s government is attempting to recapture public trust amid its first large-scale community coronavirus outbreak.

Taiwan’s Referendum Mayhem
March 13, 2021

Taiwan’s Referendum Mayhem

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Tracing the political stances and stakes of four upcoming referendums.
Taiwan’s COVID-19 Triumph
February 01, 2021

Taiwan’s COVID-19 Triumph

By Lev Nachman
How did Taiwan manage to make the best of 2020’s worst situation?

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