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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.
2018/11/24 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: China Draws Red Line Around Hong Kong
Hong Kong is increasingly being cut off from foreign assistance as the 'one country, two systems' framework falls apart.
2018/11/24 | TNL Staff
Young, Taiwanese and Political: Youth Politics in 2018
There are signs that the wave of energy among young voters and politicians captured by the Sunflower Movement is starting tom break through into a new kind of politics.
ANALYSIS: Mayoral Races to Watch as KMT Eyes National Return
Apart from Kaohsiung, Taipei, New Taipei and Taichung are the contests to watch for signs of KMT life.
Out of the Blue: Who Is Han Kuo-yu and Can He Win Kaohsiung?
The 'Han wave' is a reality, but the result of the mayoral race in Kaohsiung may be of secondary importance to Han's emergence as a KMT contender for the presidency.