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2020/07/14 | Syrena Lin
Should Taiwan Abolish Its Control Yuan and Examination Yuan?
Taiwan's political parties have long called for the abolition of the Control Yuan and Examination Yuan. What purposes do these two government branches actually serve?
2020/06/30 | Raphael Lin
OPINION: The KMT Occupation Was a Failed Sunflower Movement Parody
In occupying the legislature in a futile attempt to block the appointment of Chen Chu, the KMT chose the wrong hill to die on.
2020/06/20 | Hiro Fu
OPINION: The KMT Wants to Revise the 1992 Consensus. It Misses the Point.
The KMT's proposed revision of its policy toward China misses the point. Taiwan has largely moved on from the KMT's basic approach towards China.
2020/04/28 | Hilton Yip
OPINION: Why Taiwan’s China Airlines and the CPBL Must Reflect Reality in Their Names
The names of China Airlines and Chinese Professional Baseball League have cast a shadow on Taiwan's lauded Covid-19 response. It's time to change these names to reflect Taiwanese reality.
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.
2019/11/14 | Louis Lo
The KMT Party List Is an Insult to the Taiwanese Public
The KMT's party list nominations for 2020 election are godawful and embarrassing.
2018/12/24 | New Bloom
OPINION: From 2014 Sunflowers to 2018's KMT 'Blue Wave,' the Youth Are Anxious
Last week's student protests at NTU against former Premier Jiang Yi-huah are a snapshot of Taiwan's current political moment.
2018/08/15 | Lo Huei-wen
It’s No BBC: 20 Dismal Years of Taiwan’s Underfunded PTS Public Broadcaster
As Taiwan's public broadcaster forges into the digital age, the government must get serious about funding the network for it to realize its potential.
2017/12/01 | Adam Hatch
OPINION: Taiwan Must Come to its Own Defense
If Taiwan is so outclassed militarily, why should Taipei bother with military expenditures at all?
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.
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.
2017/04/26 | Jeremy Olivier
Re-Evaluating the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo
Tomorrow marks the 107th anniversary of Chiang Ching-kuo’s birth. Jeremy Olivier questions whether the Generalissimo’s son was really the great initiator of democratic change so many politicians and academics like to say he was.
Taiwan’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee: The Geopolitics of Transitional Justice in a Contested State
Taiwan President Tsai’s interest in a truth and reconciliation commission also reflects Taiwan’s contested space in the global world order of nation states.