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Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Race

Presidential hopefuls are gearing up to challenge incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen. The News Lens is taking you inside Taiwan's heated 2020 presidential race.

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Taiwan Voted For Tsai Ing-wen — But Also Pro-Beijing Parties

International headlines largely focused on Tsai Ing-wen's re-election as a blow to Beijing, but the legislative election results are not as clear-cut.

2020/01/13 | Milo Hsieh
Will Tsai Ing-wen’s Landslide Victory Force Beijing to Rethink Its Approach to Taiwan?

Beijing has said it will not change course on Taiwan after Tsai's election victory. However, experts think her big win is more than "a slap in the face" for Beijing — it also reflects the failure of policy.

2020/01/13 | Deutsche Welle
Tsai Ing-wen Wins Major Victory in Taiwan's Presidential Election

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen will be in office for four more years.

2020/01/11 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang
A Recap of Taiwan 2020 Presidential Debate

The only presidential debate for 2020 election was held on Sunday, December 29. KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu lashed out at the media for alleged defamation.

2019/12/30 | New Bloom
Taiwan 2020: How These Politicians Got Their Funny Nicknames

Before Taiwan's 2020 elections, get to know these fun facts about these Taiwanese politicians' nicknames to add to your election chit-chat.

2019/12/25 | TNL Staff
Kaohsiung Rocked by Two Conflicting Political Rallies Over the Weekend

500,000 protested in Kaohsiung on Saturday, calling to remove mayor Han Kuo-yu from office, while thousands of others marched in support of Han.

2019/12/22 | Jennifer Gunther
Taiwan 2020: Presidential Candidates Clash During Policy Presentation

A quick recap on the highlights of the first televised policy presentation for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race.

2019/12/19 | Milo Hsieh
How Did Taiwan and the US Respond to China's Meddling in Taiwan's Elections?

China's interference in Taiwan's upcoming elections is evident. What steps have Taiwan and the U.S. taken to safeguard the election against China's intervention?

2019/12/11 | Taiwan Insight
50 Shades of Green: The Democratic Progressive Party's Identity Crisis

The real challenge ahead for Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party may not be the presidential race, but an all-out identity crisis.

2019/11/07 | Hiro Fu
Taiwan's 2020 Election Is Not Just a Battle Between Presidential Candidates

Taiwan's 2020 election isn't just about the presidents — it's about the the local elections too.

2019/10/31 | East Asia Forum
Who Is Annette Lu and Why Is She Running for Taiwan's President?

Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) declared her run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election just minutes before Terry Gou dropped out of the race, a decision that shocked the Taiwanese media and public. Who is she and why is she joining the presidential race now?

2019/09/19 | Paul Huang