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Understanding Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' of 2018

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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Total 10 Articles


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 | 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.
2018/11/26 | 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.
2018/11/25 | 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.