Taiwan 2020


Taiwan's 2020 General Elections: Live Map and Updates

TNL Staff

View live polling results and analyses on Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections on January 11, 2020.


Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Rath Wang

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


DPP: Hsieh Pei-fen Leads a New Service Generation

New Bloom

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.


KMT Official Denies Threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang

Daphne K. Lee

KMT official Alex Tsai has denied the allegations of threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang to retract his story about spying for China and blaming the DPP for having bribed him to do so.


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.


TPP: Lai Hsiang-ling, Taipei's Labor Director, Hopes to Push for Progressive Bills

Nicole Lee

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?


Green Party: Zoe Lee, Taiwan's Weed Lawyer

New Bloom

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.


5 More Taiwan Reporting Clichés and Mistakes to Avoid

Ross Darrell Feingold

To change the international narrative about Taiwan, we have to first get rid of the overused and erroneous terms.


DPP: Lai Pin-yu, From Sunflower Activist to Legislative Candidate

New Bloom

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.


Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer

Daphne K. Lee

A helicopter crash on Thursday killed Taiwan's military chief of staff and seven others only days ahead of the general election. Presidential and legislative candidate have paused their campaigning activities.

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