Understanding Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' of 2018The News Lens Feature
Taiwan's opposition KMT swept back to power in several municipalities, delivering a series of humiliating losses to President Tsai Ing-wen and her ruling DPP. What does it all mean for Taiwan's future?
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Why Is Global Media Misinterpreting Taiwan's Referendum Results?
There are lingering misunderstandings following Taiwan's Nov. 24 plebiscites.
ANALYSIS: Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' Election & Referendum Results in a Global Context
What happens when we measure Taiwan's election and referendum results against global political trends?
INFOGRAPHIC: Charting 20 Years of 'Third Force' Electoral Gains in Taiwan
Taiwan's third force parties have work to do, but there were some novel positive trends in the 2018 elections.
No Consensus, Mass Confusion After Taiwan's Energy Referendums
A survey held after Taiwan's referendums showed voters were unaware of the country's energy policy.
ANALYSIS: Why the KMT’s Wang Jin-pyng Won Big at Local Polls
Who will the KMT run for president in 2020, Chairman Wu Den-yih, former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, or another challenger candidate?
Cabinet Says It Will Cancel Plan to Abolish Nuclear Energy by 2025
The DPP remains committed to phasing out nuclear power – but not by 2025.
How Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Missed a Golden Electoral Opportunity
Third parties made breakthroughs in Taiwan's 2018 regional elections, but supporters are still left wondering what could have been.
The Perfect Storm: How the DPP Lost Its 20-Year Hold on Kaohsiung
Things couldn't have gone much worse for the DPP in Kaohsiung than they did in 2018.
INTERVIEW: DPP Legislator Wang Ting-yu on Reforming the DPP
The DPP will apply a new broom to sweep clean the top rank of ministers come January.
Taiwan's Young, Progressive Voters Left to Question What Comes Next
Tsai Ing-wen says she wants to listen to the young voices of Taiwan. Here's what they are saying.