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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.

2019/12/09 | Milo Hsieh

An Uneasy Partnership: Pan-Green Competition and Cooperation in Taiwan's 2020 Elections

As the election date is quickly approaching, many are turning their attention to the legislative race. What does the competition ⁠— or cooperation ⁠— look like in the pan-Green coalition?

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.

2020/03/10 | Voice of America

New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change

Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.

2019/01/10 | The Interpreter

Tsai Ing-wen's Battle to Quell DPP Factionalism Is Not Over Yet

Despite the ascendance of Tsai ally Cho Jung-tai to DPP chair, the president still presides over a house divided.

2018/03/04 | Eryk Smith

A Landline Poll Will Determine the Future of Kaohsiung

The DPP's quirky nomination process will all but secure the seat of the next mayor of Kaoshiung.

2017/04/24 | Rosemary Chen

Burying a Dictator: Fresh Bid to Remove All Statues of Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan

'Statues [of Chiang] are the final remnant of the [Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)] authoritarian regime, which has to be removed if a full-fledged democracy is to be realized.'

2017/07/15 | Agence France-Presse

Pain Still Runs Deep as Taiwan Marks 30 Years Since Martial Law

Official records state around 140,000 people were tried by military courts with as many as 8,000 executed during the 38-year crackdown. Many believe the actual numbers are higher.

2017/05/19 | Lin Fei-fan

Lin Fei-fan: Don’t Let The People Down Again

Lin Fei-fan, one of the student leaders in the 2014 protest that drew half a million people to the streets of Taipei, writes about the mounting dissatisfaction with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and her government as well as the hypocrisy of the international community.

2020/08/06 | Op-Ed

How the SOGO Corruption Probe Reveals DPP's Palace Politics

The SOGO scandal is not just an ordinary corruption case. It might upset the balance of power among the DPP factions that President Tsai Ing-wen has worked hard to stabilize.