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2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran
Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club
The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.
2019/04/26 | Taiwan Insight
What Do Burkina Faso and eSwatini Tell Us About Taiwanese Diplomacy?
Taiwan lost one sub-Saharan African ally in 2018, but it's gripping tightly onto another.
2019/04/22 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan's Uber Drivers Protest Against Plan to Tighten Regulations
Uber drivers say the proposed 'Uber Clause' would force the ride-sharing giant out of business in Taiwan.
2019/04/04 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Meredith Huang's Journey From Sunflower Activism to Political Power
Meredith Huang entered the Legislative Yuan in March 2014 as an ardent activist bearing two speakers and a microphone. Five years later, she's a NPP city councilor.
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.'
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.
2019/03/21 | Suzanne Pepper
China's National People's Congress Broadcasts Hong Kong's Ominous Future
China's recent National People's Congress provided hints of the party's views on Hong Kong, Taiwan, and 'one country, two systems.'
2019/03/21 | Global Voices
Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev Resigns but Leaves Little Hope for Reform
Power is expected to stay within the family following the longtime leader's shock resignation.
2019/03/20 | Milo Hsieh
William Lai Faces an Uphill Battle in His Primary Run Against President Tsai
The DPP party base is rallying around Tsai Ing-wen, meaning William Lai may struggle to find national support for his campaign.
2019/03/20 | Taiwan Insight
Looking Back at 40 Years of US-Taiwan Ties Under the Taiwan Relations Act
The Taiwan Relations Act has provided for stability in US-Taiwan relations while allowing for enough ambiguity to keep Beijing at bay.
2019/03/20 | Policy Forum
Thailand's Election: Will the Government Be Held Accountable?
The three branches of the Thai government have long operated with impunity regardless of electoral results, writes Thai constitutional law scholar Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.