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2020/01/10 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's 2020 General Elections: Live Map and Updates

View live polling results and analyses on Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections on January 11, 2020.

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang

Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

2020/01/09 | New Bloom

DPP: Hsieh Pei-fen Leads a New Service Generation

New Bloom interviewed Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬), legislative candidate for the DPP in Taipei City District 6. Hsieh previously worked as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations and in the National Security Council.

2020/01/09 | Daphne K. Lee

KMT Official Denies Threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang

KMT official Alex Tsai has denied the allegations of threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang to retract his story about spying for China and blaming the DPP for having bribed him to do so.

2020/01/08 | Op-Ed

Taiwan's Elections May Determine the Fate of Fleeing Hong Kong Protesters

The Hong Kong protests might not have influenced Taiwanese voters as much as expected, but Taiwan's election results might determine the fate of the pro-democracy protesters who have fled from the city.

2020/01/07 | Nicole Lee

TPP: Lai Hsiang-ling, Taipei's Labor Director, Hopes to Push for Progressive Bills

The News Lens interviewed Lai Hsiang-ling (賴香伶), the top party list candidate for Taiwan People's Party. She's a longtime labor rights activist since the 1990s and she has been heading Taipei's Department of Labor since 2014. What does she hope to achieve in the legislature if she's elected?

2020/01/07 | New Bloom

Green Party: Zoe Lee, Taiwan's Weed Lawyer

New Bloom interviewed Zoe Lee (李菁琪), party list legislative candidate for the Green Party. Lee is a human rights and environmental lawyer, best known for handling cannabis-related cases and her podcast about weed regulations and issues.

2020/01/06 | Ross Darrell Feingold

5 More Taiwan Reporting Clichés and Mistakes to Avoid

To change the international narrative about Taiwan, we have to first get rid of the overused and erroneous terms.

2020/01/03 | New Bloom

DPP: Lai Pin-yu, From Sunflower Activist to Legislative Candidate

New Bloom interviewed Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤), legislative candidate for the DPP in New Taipei City District 12. Lai, who was a member of the Black Island Youth Front, was previously known for participating in social movements in cosplay in the years prior to the Sunflower Movement before later becoming a political worker and eventually deciding to run for office.

2020/01/02 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer

A helicopter crash on Thursday killed Taiwan's military chief of staff and seven others only days ahead of the general election. Presidential and legislative candidate have paused their campaigning activities.

2020/01/02 | Abby Huang

New Power Party: Chen Jiau-hua, the Iron Lady of Environmental Protection

The News Lens interviewed Chen Jiau-hua, the first legislative candidate on New Power Party's party list. Chen is a longtime environmental activist who wishes to enter the legislature and push for real changes.

2020/01/02 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Rejects Hong Kong Model for Unity With China

Taiwan's president has rejected a Chinese offer of a Hong Kong like model for unity with China. She said democracy and authoritarianism cannot co-exist in the same country.

2019/12/31 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan 2020: One Election, Two Attitudes of Nationalism

KMT supporters wave their ROC flags and dress in ROC items at rallies, while DPP supporters express their anti-China sentiments with equal passion.

2019/12/31 | Denis Li

Green Party: Teng Hui-wen, Psychiatrist-Turned-Politician, Advocates for Gender Equality

The News Lens interviewed Green Party legislative candidate Teng Hui-wen (鄧惠文), who's a well-known psychiatrist, about her inspirations and political views.

2019/12/30 | New Bloom

A Recap of Taiwan 2020 Presidential Debate

The only presidential debate for 2020 election was held on Sunday, December 29. KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu lashed out at the media for alleged defamation.

2019/12/30 | Sally Jensen

Beyond 2020: Taiwan Needs to Take Climate Chaos Seriously

Whoever wins January’s election will have to effectively manage the global, indiscriminate forces of climate chaos.

2019/12/27 | Deutsche Welle

China Sails New Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait

Beijing has sent its first Chinese-built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. With presidential elections in Taiwan weeks away, officials there have criticized the maneuvers as an intimidation tactic.

2019/12/25 | East Asia Forum

2019 Marked a Year of Economic Shift for Taiwan

2019 could be the beginning of the end of the economic integration between Taiwan and China that has persisted for the past 25 years.