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2019/10/16 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls

A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.

2019/09/19 | Paul Huang

Who Is Annette Lu and Why Is She Running for Taiwan's President?

Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) declared her run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election just minutes before Terry Gou dropped out of the race, a decision that shocked the Taiwanese media and public. Who is she and why is she joining the presidential race now?

2019/06/25 | Milo Hsieh

Is 2019 the Breakthrough Year for U.S.-Taiwan Relations?

After forty years of the Taiwan Relations Act, as both parties are presented with an increasingly aggressive China, Milo Hsieh argues it's time for a new chapter in relations between the U.S. and Taiwan.

2019/12/05 | Syrena Lin

Debate on Orchid Island’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Continues Despite Compensation

Although the Taiwanese government has offered to compensate the Taos for the nuclear waste disposal, the debate on whether to go nuclear-free will persist beyond 2020.

2020/11/10 | TNL Staff

TSMC Founder Appointed as Taiwan’s Envoy To APEC Again

This is the third time Tsai named the founder and former CEO of TSMC to represent her in the summit. He was the envoy in 2018 and 2019, during her first term as the president.

2020/11/11 | TNL Staff

US, Taiwan To Hold Economic Dialogue This Month

A bilateral dialogue between the U.S. and Taiwan on economic prosperity, led by Keith Krach, the top economic diplomat who visited Taiwan in September, will take place on November 20.

2020/05/19 | TNL Staff

Tsai Ing-Wen's Second Term Cabinet Announced Ahead of Inauguration

Tsai Ing-wen's second term Cabinet features many familiar faces, along with the appointment of the first indigenous Taiwanese to be the spokesperson for the Presidential Office, Kolas Yotaka.

2020/05/20 | TNL Staff

President Tsai Ing-wen Inaugural Address Pays Homage to Covid-19 Heroes

Tsai Ing-wen took the oath of office today for her second presidential term. In her inaugural address, she touched upon Taiwan's position in the world and its economic strategies in Covid-19's wake.

2017/05/23 | Ketagalan Media

A Delicate Balancing Act: President Tsai’s First Year

Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, the 'east' of its old glory (such as being one of the four Asian tigers) and the 'west' of its new chapter in history.

2017/08/23 | Justin Hugo

Tsai’s Government Failing Taiwan’s Workers with Cruel Minimum Wage Increase

Taiwan has been sinking into a state of stagnation for more than a decade, the Tsai government continues to give businesses too much latitude.

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?