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2020/01/07 | Nicole Lee
TPP: Lai Hsiang-ling, Taipei's Labor Director, Hopes to Push for Progressive Bills
The News Lens interviewed Lai Hsiang-ling (賴香伶), the top party list candidate for Taiwan People's Party. She's a longtime labor rights activist since the 1990s and she has been heading Taipei's Department of Labor since 2014. What does she hope to achieve in the legislature if she's elected?
2020/01/07 | 破土 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.
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.
2020/01/03 | 破土 New Bloom
DPP: Lai Pin-yu, From Sunflower Activist to Legislative Candidate
New Bloom interviewed Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤), legislative candidate for the DPP in New Taipei City District 12. Lai, who was a member of the Black Island Youth Front, was previously known for participating in social movements in cosplay in the years prior to the Sunflower Movement before later becoming a political worker and eventually deciding to run for office.
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.
2020/01/02 | Abby Huang
New Power Party: Chen Jiau-hua, the Iron Lady of Environmental Protection
The News Lens interviewed Chen Jiau-hua, the first legislative candidate on New Power Party's party list. Chen is a longtime environmental activist who wishes to enter the legislature and push for real changes.
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.
2019/12/31 | Milo Hsieh
Taiwan 2020: One Election, Two Attitudes of Nationalism
KMT supporters wave their ROC flags and dress in ROC items at rallies, while DPP supporters express their anti-China sentiments with equal passion.
2019/12/31 | Denis Li
Green Party: Teng hui-wen, Psychiatrist-Turned-Politician, Advocates for Gender Equality
The News Lens interviewed Green Party legislative candidate Teng Hui-wen (鄧惠文), who's a well-known psychiatrist, about her inspirations and political views.
2019/12/30 | 破土 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.
2019/12/30 | TNL Staff
Taiwan 2020 Election Countdown
Bringing you live election results on January 11, 2020 at 4:30PM Taipei Standard Time.
2019/12/27 | Deutsche Welle
China Sails New Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait
Beijing has sent its first Chinese-built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. With presidential elections in Taiwan weeks away, officials there have criticized the maneuvers as an intimidation tactic.
2019/12/26 | Op-Ed
From ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Controversy to Taiwanese Identity
How did Tom Cruise's jacket in "Top Gun: Maverick" spark a global controversy over Taiwan?
2019/12/25 | East Asia Forum
2019 Marked a Year of Economic Shift for Taiwan
2019 could be the beginning of the end of the economic integration between Taiwan and China that has persisted for the past 25 years.
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.
2019/12/23 | Voice of America
Martial Law Set to End in Restive Philippine South as Violence Ebbs
Curfews and road checkpoints have dominated much of Mindanao, an island racked by rebel violence, for 31 months
2019/12/22 | Jennifer Gunther
Kaohsiung Rocked by Two Conflicting Political Rallies Over the Weekend
500,000 protested in Kaohsiung on Saturday, calling to remove mayor Han Kuo-yu from office, while thousands of others marched in support of Han.
2019/12/20 | Deutsche Welle
India: Curfew, Internet Closures as Citizenship Protests Continue
Indian police have imposed strict security measures amid protests over a citizenship law discriminating against Muslims. At least seven people have died so far in the ongoing unrest.