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2022/11/26 | TNL Staff

KMT Legislator Chiang Wan-an, Great Grandson of Chiang Kai-shek, Wins Taipei Mayoral Election

Chiang, the mayor-elect of Taipei, has billed himself as a revitalizing force for the KMT, more than half of whose party members are above the age of 60.

2022/11/14 | Mario Yang

An Interview With Chiang Wan-an: From “Drifting North” To “Leaving the North”

As we discussed why Chiang Wan-an joined the KMT after returning to Taiwan, he said, “One of the most important factors includes Mr. [Chiang] Ching-kuo’s full commitment to public affairs and care for the people. This has left a profound impression on the hearts of Taiwanese people to this day.”

2022/11/02 | Brian Hioe

The Tsai Administration Is Silent on Lula’s Victory. What Would It Take for That To Change?

The Tsai administration’s passing on an opportunity to demonstrate support for democracy in Brazil is disappointing. All the more so because in 2018, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued immediate congratulations to Bolsonaro on the day of his presidential election.

2022/11/26 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan Fails To Lower the Voting Age to 18

Experts have said the referendum is unlikely to pass due to the high threshold and a relatively low turnout in local elections.

2022/11/07 | Mario Yang

An Interview with Taipei Mayoral Candidate Huang Shan-shan: “If You Can’t Take on the Responsibilities, Don’t Even Think About Taking the Next Step”

As a lawyer and city councilor, Huang Shan-shan felt she could only talk about the responsibilities she faced. As Deputy Mayor, she realized that she could act.

2022/11/13 | TNL Feature

Beyond Strategic Clarity: Biden Should Make Clear to Xi That Taiwan Is Not Part of China

The U.S. should focus more on the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act and the 1982 Six Assurances rather than the U.S.-PRC Three Joint Communiques — the basis of the U.S. One China Policy.

2022/11/22 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore and Taiwan’s Multifaceted, Unofficial Ties

Singapore has had robust economic, societal, and cultural ties with Taiwan, but its trepidation at offending the PRC may prompt it to pull back.

2022/11/23 | Mario Yang

An Interview With Chen Shih-chung: Rebuilding a Culture of Trust and Collaboration in the Taipei City Government

Chen Shih-chung said the first thing he would like to do as a mayor is build a team with a shared sense of trust. He considers this to be important because his own abilities can’t compare with that of 80,000 people working together. “If a group is involved in a common project, this is essential.”