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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.

2019/05/08 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

All Bets Are Off: An Overview of Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Primaries

Besides the DPP and KMT primaries, there is still a lot left at play to determine who the candidates will be in Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election.

2019/11/26 | Raphael Lin

The ‘1992 Consensus’ Never Existed — Beijing Only Wanted ‘One China’

The "1992 Consensus" has been flung around by Taiwanese politicians as a way to discuss cross-strait relations, but there was never even a consensus.

2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga

We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.

2018/10/30 | David Evans

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, Politicians Ignore Residents amid Development Frenzy

None of the Kaohsiung mayoral candidates have committed to developing their city for the people.

2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas

Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee

As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.

2018/11/25 | Cat Thomas

On the Front Lines of Taiwan's Chaotic Referendums

A chaotic day of referendum voting demands changes to a system that few people managed to grasp.

2019/11/14 | Louis Lo

The KMT Party List Is an Insult to the Taiwanese Public

The KMT's party list nominations for 2020 election are godawful and embarrassing.

2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight

Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?

Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?

2018/12/05 | Yu Jie

OPINION: Meng Hongwei's Disappearance Reveals an Ugly Internal Truth

It's a glimpse into the murky political waters where Beijing thrives at controlling outcomes – and in which Meng himself was not simply a victim.

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.

2018/11/27 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: How the DPP Failed Its Supporters by Becoming Another KMT

In 2016, the DPP swept into power promising social progressivism and economic rejuvenation. So why does it now look like the KMT's B team?