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2020/01/13 | Milo Hsieh
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 | Deutsche Welle
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.
2020/01/10 | Rath Wang
Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout
Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.
2020/01/08 | Op-Ed
Taiwan's Elections May Determine the Fate of Fleeing Hong Kong Protesters
The Hong Kong protests might not have influenced Taiwanese voters as much as expected, but Taiwan's election results might determine the fate of the pro-democracy protesters who have fled from the city.
2020/01/08 | The Interpreter
Martial Law Lifted in Philippine South, But Military Presence Persists
The role of the military on the strife-torn Philippine island isn’t about to change – and will continue to ensnare legal activists.
5 More Taiwan Reporting Clichés and Mistakes to Avoid
To change the international narrative about Taiwan, we have to first get rid of the overused and erroneous terms.
2019/12/31 | Milo Hsieh
Taiwan 2020: One Election, Two Attitudes of Nationalism
KMT supporters wave their ROC flags and dress in ROC items at rallies, while DPP supporters express their anti-China sentiments with equal passion.
2019/12/30 | 破土 New Bloom
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 | Sally Jensen
Beyond 2020: Taiwan Needs to Take Climate Chaos Seriously
Whoever wins January’s election will have to effectively manage the global, indiscriminate forces of climate chaos.
2019/12/26 | Op-Ed
From ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Controversy to Taiwanese Identity
How did Tom Cruise's jacket in "Top Gun: Maverick" spark a global controversy over Taiwan?
2019/12/25 | East Asia Forum
2019 Marked a Year of Economic Shift for Taiwan
2019 could be the beginning of the end of the economic integration between Taiwan and China that has persisted for the past 25 years.
2019/12/24 | CJ Sheu
'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Defies the Male Gaze in Cinema
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire," which won Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is a passionate film that explores the female gaze and female desire with various art forms.
2019/12/19 | Milo Hsieh
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 | Taiwan Insight
Taiwan’s Immigration Policy Challenges in 2020
The 2020 presidential election might yet be the first time that immigration is front and center at an election in Taiwan. So, where do the presidential candidates stand on immigration?
Taiwan Is Not a 'Renegade Province' With a Tea Party
As Taiwan's 2020 elections are approaching, foreign journalists are parachuting themselves into Taiwan and reporting with inaccuracies and biases.
2019/12/18 | The Conversation
What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System
Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.
2019/12/17 | Zoe T
Live Streaming Platform SWAG Reshapes Taiwan’s Sex Industry
Live streamers on adult content platforms are becoming goddesses and idols that are worshipped and paid by fans.
2019/12/17 | The Interpreter
India’s Descent into a Hindu Theocracy
A new law that threatens to exclude Muslims from Indian citizenship upends the idea of a nation built on liberty and equality.