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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.
2020/01/10 | 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.
2020/01/02 | 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.
2020/03/03 | 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.
2020/03/02 | 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.
2020/01/08 | 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.
2020/03/10 | Voice of America
New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change
Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.
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.
2020/01/02 | Deutsche Welle
Taiwan Rejects Hong Kong Model for Unity With China
Taiwan's president has rejected a Chinese offer of a Hong Kong like model for unity with China. She said democracy and authoritarianism cannot co-exist in the same country.
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?
2020/02/07 | 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.
2020/01/09 | 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.
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.
2020/01/14 | 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.
2020/01/09 | 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.
2020/01/07 | 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.
2020/02/04 | The Interpreter
Authorities in Hong Kong Struggle to Win Trust Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The Hong Kong government's refusal to close the border has set off a public panic. Is it overreaction – or justified?