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2020/07/31 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s New Envoy to Washington Has Deep Ties to America

Hsiao Bi-Khim, the first woman to serve as Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, said she wants to ensure Taiwanese people feel respected among the world community.

2020/07/31 | Brian Hioe

Lee Teng-hui's Complicated Legacy Spans a Century of Taiwanese History

Like the history of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui's life went through several political and ideological twists and turns. But the only thing that remained consistent was his advocacy of Taiwanese sovereignty.

2020/07/30 | TNL Staff

A Timeline of Lee Teng-hui's Political Career in Taiwan

Taiwan's first democratically elected president, Lee Teng-hui, passes away at 97.

2020/07/29 | Voice of America

Expelled From China’s Communist Party, Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Faces Criminal Prosecution

Disappeared for calling China’s authoritarian leader Xi Jinping a “clown,” Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang has been kicked out of the Communist Party.

2020/07/25 | Christopher Layne

In US-China Conflict, What Is the End Game for Taiwan?

As U.S.-China tensions rise, so does the chance of conflict. This would be catastrophic for Taiwan.

2020/07/21 | Coco Dollanganger

What Do Critics and Supporters of the Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill Say?

While critics cite warrantless arrest and the stifling of free speech as the main charges against the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, government-aligned politicians dismiss these concerns.

2020/07/20 | TNL Staff

'USA Caucus' Established in Taiwan's Legislature

A caucus was established today in Taiwan's legislature to advocate for closer ties to the United States.

2020/07/17 | TNL Staff

Chen Chu Confirmed as Head of Control Yuan Amid Lawmaker Brawl

Taiwan's legislature approved the appointment of Chen Chu as the head of the Control Yuan despite a rather chaotic morning.

2020/07/14 | Syrena Lin

Should Taiwan Abolish Its Control Yuan and Examination Yuan?

Taiwan's political parties have long called for the abolition of the Control Yuan and Examination Yuan. What purposes do these two government branches actually serve?

2020/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Accuses Germany of Discrimination After Flag Removal 

German Foreign Ministry removed the national flag of the Republic of China, Taiwan's formal name, citing "One China Policy" as its reasoning.

2020/07/13 | Roy Ngerng

What Does Data Tell Us About Singapore’s General Elections?

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party has received one its weakest mandates ever. What does this mean for the opposition?

2020/07/13 | The Interpreter

The Semiconductor Industry Is Where Politics Gets Real for Taiwan

These tiny semiconductor chips, accounting for 15% of Taiwan's GDP, can profoundly change the world as the U.S. and China fight over the brains of electronics.

2020/07/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: German Economy Minister Defends China Ties

China's Hong Kong security law sparked outcry with many fearing it will infringe on human rights. Germany won't sever its trade relationship with China over it, says Economy Minister Peter Altmaier.

2020/07/11 | TNL Staff

Singapore’s Ruling Party Wins Crisis Election, But Opposition Gains

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party wins the general election again, continuing its uninterrupted streak. But it was also a massive victory for the opposition Worker's Party, which may hold over 10 percent of the parliament seats for the first time.

2020/07/09 | Voice of America

Myanmar Military Kills Civilians in Indiscriminate Attacks, Amnesty Says

Amnesty International reported that the Myanmar military has indiscriminately bombed civilians, including children in March and April.

2020/07/08 | Li Kua-teng

6 Ways Hong Kong’s National Security Law Contradicts Its Current Legal System

The national security law contradicts Hong Kong's de facto constitution and strips judges of their power of interpretation.

2020/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Opens New Security Agency Headquarters in Hong Kong

A week after passing the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, China has inaugurated a new office for its security agency to operate openly in the city.