Politics


  • Confirm
  • .

2020/08/15 | Steven Yeo

Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election Final Results

After former presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu was ousted from the Kaohsiung Mayoral Office in a recall election, contenders from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) are seeking to replace him in a by-election held today.

2020/08/15 | Nicholas Haggerty

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election

Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2020/08/24 | Nicholas Haggerty

EDITORIAL: The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee

There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.

2020/08/25 | Hiro Fu

OPINION: Does the DPP Victory in Kaohsiung Mark a Return To Normal?

The by-election has brought a few aspects of Taiwanese politics into focus: party domination, the KMT's failed choice in choosing a candidate, and the high expectations that Mayor Chen will be facing.

2020/08/31 | Voice of America

China’s 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Delegation Visits Taiwan

In defiance of China, a delegation led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.

2020/09/15 | The Interpreter

The Making of Prime Minister Suga

Shinzo Abe's “Mr. Fix-It” has the top job. Will he make his own mark in a country famed for its revolving door of PMs?

2020/09/24 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong

He was held for "unlawful assembly" during protests last year, his lawyers said. He was also reportedly charged with violating the anti-mask law — a ban placed on wearing masks in public.

2020/09/26 | Deutsche Welle

Why Is Singapore Falling Behind in Press Freedom?

Police in Singapore are investigating the New Naratif media outlet, founded by academic and athlete PJ Thum, for publishing unauthorized paid advertisements on Facebook during the July 2020 election campaign.

2021/10/21 | Global Voices

Taiwan: Deepfake Pornographic Video Victims Call for New Laws Against Sexual Violence in Cyberspace

The president vowed that the government would tighten laws to crack down on disinformation and AI-generated fake videos.