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Should Taiwan Consider a Runoff System for Presidential Elections?
Parties in Taiwan are unlikely to support the introduction of a runoff system in the upcoming three-way race.
Macau Bans 21 Opposition Candidates From Campaigning for the Legislature
Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office expressed support for Macau’s decision and stressed that it is necessary to uphold the principle of “patriots governing Macau.”
Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election Final Results
After former presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu was ousted from the Kaohsiung Mayoral Office in a recall election, contenders from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) are seeking to replace him in a by-election held today.
This Weekend's Snap Election in Japan Explained
Reeling from scandals and local election defeat, 2017 had not been kind to Japanese Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe, but North Korean ballistic missile tests that flew over Japan rallied support for the incumbent leader and opened the door for a snap election on Oct. 22.
Putting Duterte’s Popularity into Perspective of Philippines Political Culture
The Philippines' unique political culture may explain why Duterte manages to maintain high approval ratings despite mishaps and his controversial drug policy.
Catalonia and Taiwan? Not the Same
It’s important to check the political reality before falling victim to emotion when it comes to discussing issues of independence.
German Election Losses Leave Merkel's North Korea Stance in Limbo
German Chancellor Angela Merkel previously advocated Germany take a lead role in brokering a diplomatic solution to the crisis in North Korea. But election losses for her Christian Democratic Union party have left her weakened at home, and the country's future stance on the issue in doubt.
Beijing‘s Dilemma: What to Do About Hong Kong
The three most feared of all future prospects: Hong Kong’s evolving relationship with the mainland; Beijing’s conflation of national and political security; and Beijing’s habit of issuing interpretations that Hong Kong courts now accept they are bound to obey.
Done Deal: How Hong Kong's New Leader Reached the Top
Real elections, the kind those fractious oppositionist elements are demanding, create nothing but trouble: social strife, polarization and worst of all uncertainty.