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Ex-Japan PM Abe’s Funeral Draws Foreign Delegates Paying Their Respects
July 15, 2022

Ex-Japan PM Abe’s Funeral Draws Foreign Delegates Paying Their Respects

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan bid farewell to former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in a funeral service that drew public mourners and foreign dignitaries.

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.

Changing of the Guard as William Lai Replaces Taiwan’s Epidemiologist Vice President
June 19, 2020

Changing of the Guard as William Lai Replaces Taiwan’s Epidemiologist Vice President

By Nick Aspinwall
Chen Chien-jen ended his single term as vice president after playing a key role in Taiwan’s successful COVID-19 response.

Taiwan’s Coronavirus Response Hits Obstacles Set by Chinese Government
February 07, 2020

Taiwan’s Coronavirus Response Hits Obstacles Set by Chinese Government

By Nick Aspinwall
Despite international calls for Taiwan’s inclusion in the WHO, the country is being restricted from accessing updated information and has struggled to repatriate its citizens from Wuhan.

Taiwan’s President Clears Her Primary Challenge. Will Her Party Get on Board?
June 21, 2019

Taiwan’s President Clears Her Primary Challenge. Will Her Party Get on Board?

By Nick Aspinwall
Now that Tsai Ing-wen has vanquished her primary challenger, she must get her party behind her in Taiwan’s general election.

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 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’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
January 17, 2019

Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet

By Nick Aspinwall
Premier William Lai has vacated his post after the DPP’s crushing regional election defeat, but most of Taiwan’s ministers are staying on.

Calm Down About Taiwan’s New Premier
September 08, 2017

Calm Down About Taiwan’s New Premier

By Michael A. Turton
If a tree falls in a Taiwanese forest, cross-Strait relations are tense.

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