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2018/11/30 | Taiwan Insight

How Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Missed a Golden Electoral Opportunity

Third parties made breakthroughs in Taiwan's 2018 regional elections, but supporters are still left wondering what could have been.

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.

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?

2018/11/26 | Cat Thomas

Govt Sidesteps Energy Referendums as Pro-Nuclear Group Mulls Further Action

Flush from referendum success, a pro-nuclear group is suggesting a further plebiscite on restarting construction of the fourth nuclear power plant if the government doesn't adjust its energy policy of its own accord.

2018/11/26 | Timothy S. Rich

OPINION: Failure of Olympic Name Poll Shows Taiwanese Voters' Pragmatism

The emphasis on the tangible costs of abandoning the 'Chinese Taipei' Olympic name appears to have won over voters unable to identify the benefits of trying to compete as 'Taiwan'.

2018/11/26 | Cat Thomas

Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct

Responding to complaints from the public, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights is urging

2018/11/26 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: Why the DPP Lost Taiwan's Local Elections

President Tsai Ing-wen should summon up the courage to be the progressive Taiwan's young voters put into power in 2016, or risk the collapse of the DPP's reform project.

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.

2018/11/24 | Taiwan Insight

5 Questions for After Taiwan's Election

As Taiwan's election results begin to come in, these are the key questions that must be answered in their wake.