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2017/10/27 | David Green
Ahead of Pride, Taiwan Still Waits for Same-sex Marriage
Despite the decision of Taiwan's constitutional court to amend Taiwan's Civil Code in favor of same-sex marriage in May, the country's institutions are dragging their feet on implementing legislation.
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.
2017/06/11 | Roman Ziqing Chen
Why Young Activists Were Key to Taiwan’s Marriage Equality Ruling
Civic forces, particularly students, are playing critical roles in advocating for same-sex unions in Taiwan.
2016/02/03 | TNL 編輯
Transparency In The Legislative Yuan Taking A Step Forward
Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan recently decided to grant the press further access to promote transparency after decades of confidential consultative discussion. The newly elected president of the Legislative Yuan, Su Jia-chyuan, says that it will continue to improve openness to meet public expectations.
2016/01/25 | Kenzo
Feminists Calling For Female Candidates For Presidents of the Legislative Yuan
After the 2016 elections, Taiwan not only elected the country’s first female president, but also a parliament consisting of 38.1% female members. Feminist groups, therefore, call for the DPP to consider female candidates for president and vice-president of the Legislative Yuan.
2016/01/16 | Olivia Yang
Third Party Power Stands Out from A Sea of Green in the New Legislative Yuan
Standing out from the sea of green and taking five seats in the Legislative Yuan, the New Power Party (NPP) is making a stand for the third force in Taiwan.
2015/12/01 | Yang
Will the Increase in Maximum of Chinese Tourists to Taiwan Affect Quality of Domestic Tourism? Legislator Says No
On November 30, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced the new tourism policy at congress. Legislators questioned the Minster of Transportation and Communications, Chen Jian-Yu, that the ministry promised to regulate the total number of Chinese tourists, but recently it declared to adjust the maximum number of these tourists per day, which may have a major impact on the domestic tourism industry.
2015/10/30 | Yang
KMT Presidential Candidate says Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power Should Be Revised
Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.
2015/08/13 | Kenzo
Sunflower Movement Protesters Ruled Detention
Chen Wei-ting says people have the right to attend the public hearings held by the Legislative Yuan, yet the police blocked the main gate and denied citizens entrance of the building during the Sunflower Movement. He will discuss with his lawyer about appealing.
2015/07/30 | Yang
Students Break into Government Buildings in Honor of Taiwan Textbook Controversy Suicide Victim
The anti new curriculum guideline alliance states that even if Lin’s suicide is blamed on his inability to deal with the stress, his death still calls on people to save the education of Taiwan.