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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.

2020/12/11 | Bryan Chou

Cyberpunk 2077 Accused of Insulting China, but Not Banned

While some Chinese netizens lashed out at the game for not recognizing Taiwan as a part of China, few wanted it to be banned.

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.

2020/12/03 | Bryan Chou

Taiwanese Students Caught in the Middle as Norway Cozies up To China

The controversy over the legal identity of Taiwanese citizens in Norway started in 2010, when the Norwegian government first changed their nationality on residency cards from Taiwan to China.

2020/01/03 | New Bloom

DPP: Lai Pin-yu, From Sunflower Activist to Legislative Candidate

New Bloom interviewed Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤), legislative candidate for the DPP in New Taipei City District 12. Lai, who was a member of the Black Island Youth Front, was previously known for participating in social movements in cosplay in the years prior to the Sunflower Movement before later becoming a political worker and eventually deciding to run for office.

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang

Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

2020/03/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Pushes Back Against Coronavirus Disinformation

Disgruntled Chinese netizens are suspected to spread disinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak status in Taiwan.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Shuts Down Pro-China CTi News

This is the first time the NCC has rejected a permit renewal from a news channel since the agency was set up to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in Taiwan.

2020/11/11 | Jenny Li

Why Taiwan Is Still Safe

The concerns that a Biden presidency portends the end of Taiwan are misplaced.

2020/01/13 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan Voted For Tsai Ing-wen — But Also Pro-Beijing Parties

International headlines largely focused on Tsai Ing-wen's re-election as a blow to Beijing, but the legislative election results are not as clear-cut.

2020/10/23 | Nicholas Haggerty

Two Bills, Two Approaches To Taiwan

The two most recent Taiwan-related bill before the U.S. Congress have been presented as further evidence of enhanced U.S.-Taiwan ties. Little has been said, however, on their telling differences.

2020/11/18 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Grounds F-16 Fighter Jets After One Goes Missing

The training accident, the fifth this year, marks Taiwan’s third military aircraft crash in 2020.

2020/12/02 | Nicholas Haggerty

Behind the Kao Chia-yu Saga

The media-driven spectacle surrounding Kao Chia-yu belies real political forces at play.

2020/10/19 | George Scialabba

George Scialabba: Democracy vs Plutocracy

The United States is a plutocracy. The climate is at stake. Will this election make a difference?

2020/03/02 | The Conversation

Korean Drama 'Crash Landing on You' Bridges the North-South Divide

"Crash Landing on You" tells a rare love story across the inter-Korean division and humanizes life in North Korea.

2020/11/23 | Bryan Chou

China’s List of Taiwanese Independence Advocates Is Meant To Divide Taiwan

The function of the list appears to be provoking Taiwanese to question the Taiwaneseness and pro-independence stances of those who are not on the list.