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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 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020 Election Countdown

Bringing you live election results on January 11, 2020 at 4:30PM Taipei Standard Time.

2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee

Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution

The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.

2019/03/28 | Milo Hsieh

President Tsai Calls for US Support of Taiwan in Address to Heritage Foundation

Tsai Ing-wen, speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation, said Taiwan needs US support to maintain its democracy and avoid the 'Hong Kong model' amid threats of Chinese influence and interference.

2019/09/03 | Global Voices

A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation

Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.

2019/09/30 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement Inspires 100,000 to Rally in Taipei

100,000 attended the anti-authoritarianism rally in Taipei to support Hong Kong despite heavy rain.

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.

2019/11/07 | Hiro Fu

50 Shades of Green: The Democratic Progressive Party's Identity Crisis

The real challenge ahead for Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party may not be the presidential race, but an all-out identity crisis.

2016/12/28 | Edward White

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.

2019/11/12 | Syrena Lin

China's 26 Measures: 'Wan Wan' Is Already at Home

China's new 26 measures and its call for "Wan Wan" to come home are just trivial attempts to undermine Taiwan's 2020 elections, again.

2019/12/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: How These Politicians Got Their Funny Nicknames

Before Taiwan's 2020 elections, get to know these fun facts about these Taiwanese politicians' nicknames to add to your election chit-chat.

2019/04/02 | David Evans

The KMT Paradox: The Anti-Communist Party or the 'One China' Party?

Chiang Kai-shek once called communism 'a disease of the heart.' Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu now describes Taiwan and China as partners in an 'arranged marriage' who are now 'madly in love.'

2018/09/12 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'

A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.

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.