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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.

2019/12/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: How These Politicians Got Their Funny Nicknames

Before Taiwan's 2020 elections, get to know these fun facts about these Taiwanese politicians' nicknames to add to your election chit-chat.

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.

2020/01/10 | 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.

2019/12/19 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan 2020: Presidential Candidates Clash During Policy Presentation

A quick recap on the highlights of the first televised policy presentation for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race.

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.

2019/11/14 | 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.

2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight

Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?

Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?

2019/12/22 | Jennifer Gunther

Kaohsiung Rocked by Two Conflicting Political Rallies Over the Weekend

500,000 protested in Kaohsiung on Saturday, calling to remove mayor Han Kuo-yu from office, while thousands of others marched in support of Han.

2019/12/11 | TNL Staff

Year in Search: What Did Taiwanese Google in 2019?

What did Taiwanese Google the most in 2019?

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.

2019/12/19 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan’s Immigration Policy Challenges in 2020

The 2020 presidential election might yet be the first time that immigration is front and center at an election in Taiwan. So, where do the presidential candidates stand on immigration?

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.

2019/12/09 | Milo Hsieh

An Uneasy Partnership: Pan-Green Competition and Cooperation in Taiwan's 2020 Elections

As the election date is quickly approaching, many are turning their attention to the legislative race. What does the competition ⁠— or cooperation ⁠— look like in the pan-Green coalition?

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.

2019/11/05 | Taiwan Insight

Will Taiwan’s Indigenous Population Vote Differently in 2020?

Taiwan’s indigenous population has historically voted for KMT, but a dynamic shift might be coming in the 2020 legislative elections.

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.

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.