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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.

2020/10/08 | 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.

2020/01/03 | 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.

2020/01/13 | 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.

2020/03/02 | 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.

2020/01/09 | 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.

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.

2020/03/19 | Abby Huang

The Coronavirus Is an Opportunity for Taiwan's Disease Prevention Diplomacy

Taiwan has been "making friends" with other countries by various means even though it cannot export face masks and other supplies. What can Taiwan provide at the moment?

2020/09/29 | Jenny (Yuan-Cheng) Li

A Middle Path Between Strategic Ambiguity and Clarity on Taiwan

The U.S.'s strategic ambiguity on Taiwan is outdated, but 'strategic clarity' may risk war. Policy makers ought to strike a balance.

2020/01/06 | Ross Darrell Feingold

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.

2020/10/19 | George Scialabba

George Scialabba: Democracy vs Plutocracy

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