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2019/11/25 | TNL Feature
Could a Taiwanese President Commit Treason and Get Away With It?
Within the scope of authority of the president as specified by the constitution, would it be possible for a president to commit treason and get away with it?
2019/11/22 | Sumit Kumar
An Overview of Closer US-Taiwan Ties in 2019
2019 marked a new height of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Here's a review of what has been accomplished this year between the two countries.
2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight
Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?
Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?
2019/11/18 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong Police Raid University After All-Night Siege
After a two-day standoff, police have stormed into a major university campus as protesters fought back with gasoline bombs and bows and arrows. Fires can be seen raging inside and outside the school.
2019/11/15 | Toh Jin Xuan
China's Absence From Golden Horse Underscores Taiwan's Cultural Diversity
China has withdrawn from the Golden Horse Awards to undermine Taiwan's film industry, but it has only accentuated the diversity of participation this year.
2019/11/14 | Louis Lo
The KMT Party List Is an Insult to the Taiwanese Public
The KMT's party list nominations for 2020 election are godawful and embarrassing.
2019/11/14 | Op-Ed
Uncovering the Unofficial Taiwan-Indonesia Relations
A brief overview of how Taiwan and Indonesia have maintained a friendly relationship over the past three decades.
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.
2019/11/12 | Op-Ed
OPINION: Solution to Kashmir Conflict Lies in East Timor
The UN should look to resolve the Kashmir dispute b reviewing the example of East Timor's independence movement.
2019/11/08 | The Interpreter
What Does 'Blockchain With Chinese Characteristics' Mean?
Cryptocurrency made a comeback after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for blockchain technology development. What would blockchain even look like in a heavily monitored society?
2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle
Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong
Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.
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.
2019/11/05 | Taiwan Insight
Will Taiwan’s Indigenous Population Vote Differently in 2020?
Taiwan’s indigenous population has historically voted for KMT, but a dynamic shift might be coming in the 2020 legislative elections.
2019/11/04 | Deutsche Welle
Kashmir: Independence Activists Draw Inspiration From German Reunification
Calls for a free Kashmir are becoming louder on both sides of the divided region. Can the German reunification model be applied to the India- and Pakistan-ruled Kashmir? And what can Kashmiris learn from it?
2019/10/31 | East Asia Forum
Taiwan's 2020 Election Is Not Just a Battle Between Presidential Candidates
Taiwan's 2020 election isn't just about the presidents — it's about the the local elections too.
2019/10/30 | East Asia Forum
Banning Huawei Is Not the Best Solution for Global Cybersecurity
Some countries have banned Huawei due to its cyber intrusion risk, but is it the only way to protect personal data and critical information infrastructure?
2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election
The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.
2019/10/25 | 破土 New Bloom
My Memory of Su Beng, the Grandfather of Taiwan Independence
Linda Gail Arrigo recounts her memories of Su Beng as well as her own history of activism in Taiwan’s democratic movement.