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2019/02/14 | David Evans

OPINION: Looking Back on a Farcical Start to the Han Kuo-yu Era

The start of Han Kuo-yu's reign as mayor of Kaohsiung has been defined by lies, more lies and a lack of accountability.

2019/12/19 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan 2020: Presidential Candidates Clash During Policy Presentation

A quick recap on the highlights of the first televised policy presentation for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race.

2019/09/16 | Daphne K. Lee

BREAKING: Solomon Islands Officially Cuts Ties With Taiwan

The Solomon Islands cabinet has voted to cut ties from Taiwan today just hours after Taiwanese government officials arrived at the island.

2018/11/28 | David Green

ANALYSIS: DPP Eats Election Bitterness as Han Kuo-yu Leads KMT Revival

A catastrophic Democratic Progressive Party defeat leaves the party's strategy in pieces and paves the way for a hotly contested 2020 presidential race.

2017/10/31 | Suzanne Pepper

Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.

2018/09/25 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Fighting for Taiwanese Identity and Human Rights in Norway

Taiwanese residents in Norway are being designated as Chinese. We speak to the leader of a group of Taiwanese students who intend to protest the case in Norway and at the European Court of Human Rights.

2021/01/08 | Jenny Li

What Does Biden’s Cabinet Mean for Taiwan?

With most key roles in President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration announced, a look at the main foreign policy figures in Biden's Cabinet may foretell how Washington might approach relations with Taiwan in the upcoming years.

2019/08/16 | Allen Chen

Weak Military Training Leaves Taiwanese Draftees Unprepared for War

Taiwan’s national defense is in a weak state because of its inefficient military training program for conscripted soldiers.

2021/05/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Approves up to NT$840 Billion for Covid Relief

Middle and low-income households are eligible for subsidies, along with workers in certain industries. Migrant workers and other non-citizen residents, however, are not explicitly included for relief in the measures made public today.

2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran

Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression

On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.

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.

2018/11/07 | Guy Redmer

Taiwan's Referendum Act, Explained: What Can We Expect on Nov. 24?

Taiwanese voters will decide on 10 referendum questions on Nov. 24. Here's how it all works.

2019/12/30 | New Bloom

A Recap of Taiwan 2020 Presidential Debate

The only presidential debate for 2020 election was held on Sunday, December 29. KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu lashed out at the media for alleged defamation.