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2020/01/10 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's 2020 General Elections: Live Map and Updates

View live polling results and analyses on Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections on January 11, 2020.

2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo

SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality

Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.

2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran

Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club

The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.

2019/10/16 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls

A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.

2020/10/08 | Voice of America

KMT Reversal Prompts Fresh Chinese War Threat Against Taiwan

The Kuomintang has urged the government to actively pursue restoration of formal diplomatic ties with Washington, eliciting a bellicose response from Chinese state media.

2020/01/11 | Daphne K. Lee

Tsai Ing-wen Wins Major Victory in Taiwan's Presidential Election

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen will be in office for four more years.

2018/09/10 | TNL Staff

CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers

Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.

2019/08/28 | Mehk Chakraborty

In the Silenced Kashmir, Dissidents Are Protesting With Artful Expressions

Artists, poets, visual journalists are expressing their dissent and preserving Kashmir through various forms of artistic expression.

2019/12/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: How These Politicians Got Their Funny Nicknames

Before Taiwan's 2020 elections, get to know these fun facts about these Taiwanese politicians' nicknames to add to your election chit-chat.

2019/12/02 | Li Kua-teng

What Is Taiwan’s Legal Status According to International Law, Japan, and the US?

Legally, Taiwan is a piece of territory that was "never returned" properly. What roles have Japan and the United States played historically?

2018/11/23 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Out of the Blue: Who Is Han Kuo-yu and Can He Win Kaohsiung?

The 'Han wave' is a reality, but the result of the mayoral race in Kaohsiung may be of secondary importance to Han's emergence as a KMT contender for the presidency.

2019/09/20 | David Evans

Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage

The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?

2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics

While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.

2018/11/26 | Cat Thomas

Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct

Responding to complaints from the public, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights is urging