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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.
And in the Blue Corner - Taiwan's Parliament Descends into Chaos
Premier Lin Chuan was prevented from delivering his report on the budget Thursday after a water balloon was thrown towards him and he left the chamber.
2017/07/13 | Shannon Lin
FEATURE: Taiwanese Rediscovering their History in the Streets of Taipei
The rise of walking tours: A rejuvenated interest in Taiwan’s past is changing tourism for visitors and locals alike.
2017/05/17 | ZiQing Low
Remembering Green Island’s First Political Prisoners
Today marks 66 years since the first group of political prisoners were taken to Taiwan’s Green Island.
2017/05/06 | Matthew Geason
OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Right Move
'For those who believe that this debate was laid to rest, recall that if there was severance with the past, there would be no need for a truth and reconciliation commission,' argues Matthew Geason.
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.'
2017/03/13 | Jason Hsu
Taiwan's Response to Trump’s America
'I came away with clear and crucial promises regarding stability in the Taiwan Strait.'