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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.
2020/01/11 | 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.
2020/01/03 | 破土 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.
2020/01/13 | 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.
2020/01/09 | Daphne K. Lee
KMT Official Denies Threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang
KMT official Alex Tsai has denied the allegations of threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang to retract his story about spying for China and blaming the DPP for having bribed him to do so.
2020/01/02 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer
A helicopter crash on Thursday killed Taiwan's military chief of staff and seven others only days ahead of the general election. Presidential and legislative candidate have paused their campaigning activities.
5 More Taiwan Reporting Clichés and Mistakes to Avoid
To change the international narrative about Taiwan, we have to first get rid of the overused and erroneous terms.
2020/01/08 | Op-Ed
Taiwan's Elections May Determine the Fate of Fleeing Hong Kong Protesters
The Hong Kong protests might not have influenced Taiwanese voters as much as expected, but Taiwan's election results might determine the fate of the pro-democracy protesters who have fled from the city.
2020/02/07 | Michael Beltran
Outrage Over Duterte's Inaction Grips Filipinos During Coronavirus Scare
A general distrust in Philippine president Duterte's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak has sparked protest both on social media and in the streets.
2020/01/07 | 破土 New Bloom
Green Party: Zoe Lee, Taiwan's Weed Lawyer
New Bloom interviewed Zoe Lee (李菁琪), party list legislative candidate for the Green Party. Lee is a human rights and environmental lawyer, best known for handling cannabis-related cases and her podcast about weed regulations and issues.
Superstar Aquarius Docks in Keelung Again With Crew Quarantined on Board
Passengers left the ship after Taiwanese health officials conducted a sample test for coronavirus. The Chinese crew members were not allowed to disembark.
2020/02/24 | Hilton Yip
Hong Kong’s Two-Faced Identity: Prosperity and Panic
Hong Kong faces yet another challenge in the coronavirus after eight months of protests. The city is trying to retain its status as a global financial center while people struggle to secure basic goods.
2020/01/09 | 破土 New Bloom
DPP: Hsieh Pei-fen Leads a New Service Generation
New Bloom interviewed Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬), legislative candidate for the DPP in Taipei City District 6. Hsieh previously worked as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations and in the National Security Council.
2020/01/02 | Abby Huang
New Power Party: Chen Jiau-hua, the Iron Lady of Environmental Protection
The News Lens interviewed Chen Jiau-hua, the first legislative candidate on New Power Party's party list. Chen is a longtime environmental activist who wishes to enter the legislature and push for real changes.
2020/01/13 | Deutsche Welle
Will Tsai Ing-wen’s Landslide Victory Force Beijing to Rethink Its Approach to Taiwan?
Beijing has said it will not change course on Taiwan after Tsai's election victory. However, experts think her big win is more than "a slap in the face" for Beijing — it also reflects the failure of policy.
2020/01/14 | Voice of America
Taiwan Elections Belie Notion of ‘Asian Value,’ Says Analyst
Taiwan’s election this week, along with South Korea’s successful democratic transition in the 1990s, challenged the notion that democracy isn't suited for Asian cultures.