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ANALYSIS: Why the KMT’s Wang Jin-pyng Won Big at Local Polls
Who will the KMT run for president in 2020, Chairman Wu Den-yih, former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, or another challenger candidate?
2018/11/28 | David Green
ANALYSIS: DPP Eats Election Bitterness as Han Kuo-yu Leads KMT Revival
A catastrophic Democratic Progressive Party defeat leaves the party's strategy in pieces and paves the way for a hotly contested 2020 presidential race.
2018/11/27 | Roy Ngerng
OPINION: How the DPP Failed Its Supporters by Becoming Another KMT
In 2016, the DPP swept into power promising social progressivism and economic rejuvenation. So why does it now look like the KMT's B team?
2018/07/30 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: In Praise of Defacing the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial
Criticism of the defacing of Chiang Kai-shek's memorial miss the point, argues Brian Hioe, as long as Taiwan's government is content to revere the late dictator.
2018/01/08 | David Green
INTERVIEW: The DPP's Karen Yu on Political Disputes and Fintech Innovation
Taiwan's sandbox bill commanded bipartisan support but achieving it was no easy task.
2018/01/05 | John F. Copper
What's Next for Taiwan's Political Party Structure?
Power in Taiwan has swung between the KMT and DPP but appetite for new parties and ideas suggest a fragmented future.
President Tsai's Transitional Justice Act Opens Old Wounds and New
The Transitional Justice Act aims to correct injustices of the martial law period but a partisan structure and narrow focus that ignores indigenous land rights may undermine its popularity and efficacy.
2017/10/28 | Sheryn Lee
President Tsai's Ballot Box Balancing Act
Like most incumbents, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen is experiencing mid-term polling blues, but the erosion of identification with either of the two major parties should be greater cause for concern.
Peering into Taiwan's Post-Blue Political Future
Politics abhors a vacuum, and with the KMT struggling for support there is scope for a new opposition to mount a challenge to the DPP's grip of Taiwan's national politics. But who will lead it and where will they come from? Courtney Donovan Smith forecasts Taiwan's political future.
2017/08/31 | Adam Hatch
China-Taiwan Tourism: A Bellwether for Stormy Seas Ahead?
If Taiwan-China trade begins to go the way of cross-Strait tourism, it’s likely that the relationship is headed for even more difficult times, argues Adam Hatch.
2017/07/22 | J. Michael Cole
Brawls in Taiwan’s Parliament Not a 'Way of Life'
'It is downright unfair of media like the BBC to claim that this is the normal way things are carried out at Taiwan’s legislature,' says J. Michael Cole.
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.