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Taiwan 2020: Women Running for Legislature

Tsai Ing-wen became Taiwan's first female president in 2016 and she's now running for re-election. But female politicians are not a rarity in Taiwan. In 2020, even more women are running in the legislative election in an attempt to bring about reforms and changes for the public. Who are they, and what do they have to say?

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Total 6 Articles


2020/01/09 | New Bloom
DPP: Hsieh Pei-fen Leads a New Service Generation
New Bloom interviewed Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬), legislative candidate for the DPP in Taipei City District 6. Hsieh previously worked as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations and in the National Security Council.
2020/01/07 | Nicole Lee
TPP: Lai Hsiang-ling, Taipei's Labor Director, Hopes to Push for Progressive Bills
The News Lens interviewed Lai Hsiang-ling (賴香伶), the top party list candidate for Taiwan People's Party. She's a longtime labor rights activist since the 1990s and she has been heading Taipei's Department of Labor since 2014. What does she hope to achieve in the legislature if she's elected?
2020/01/07 | New Bloom
Green Party: Zoe Lee, Taiwan's Weed Lawyer
New Bloom interviewed Zoe Lee (李菁琪), party list legislative candidate for the Green Party. Lee is a human rights and environmental lawyer, best known for handling cannabis-related cases and her podcast about weed regulations and issues.
2019/12/31 | Denis Li
Green Party: Teng hui-wen, Psychiatrist-Turned-Politician, Advocates for Gender Equality
The News Lens interviewed Green Party legislative candidate Teng Hui-wen (鄧惠文), who's a well-known psychiatrist, about her inspirations and political views.
2020/01/02 | Abby Huang
New Power Party: Chen Jiau-hua, the Iron Lady of Environmental Protection
The News Lens interviewed Chen Jiau-hua, the first legislative candidate on New Power Party's party list. Chen is a longtime environmental activist who wishes to enter the legislature and push for real changes.
2020/01/03 | New Bloom
DPP: Lai Pin-yu, From Sunflower Activist to Legislative Candidate
New Bloom interviewed Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤), legislative candidate for the DPP in New Taipei City District 12. Lai, who was a member of the Black Island Youth Front, was previously known for participating in social movements in cosplay in the years prior to the Sunflower Movement before later becoming a political worker and eventually deciding to run for office.