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2020/08/21 | Taiwan Insight

Crossing Paths: How Should Taiwan Approach India?

Taiwan should go through the New Southbound Policy to deepen connections with India beyond the purview of political or economic exchanges.

2020/07/20 | TNL Staff

'USA Caucus' Established in Taiwan's Legislature

A caucus was established today in Taiwan's legislature to advocate for closer ties to the United States.

2020/06/17 | Syrena Lin

Who Is Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's De Facto Ambassador to the US?

Hsiao Bi-Khim is the first woman to become de facto ambassador to the U.S. She has been advocate for progressive causes throughout her long career in the Democratic Progressive Party.

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.

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.

2018/04/11 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

The KMT's Must-Win Contests in Taiwan’s Upcoming Local Elections

The KMT must hold New Taipei and retake Taichung to maintain a high profile, and the Taichung race is already becoming bloody.

2017/08/21 | Justin Hugo

Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies

As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.

2017/05/20 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Tough Times Ahead for Tsai in Year Two

President Tsai and the DPP are struggling to shake poor approval ratings despite Taiwan’s strong economic performance.

2017/05/06 | Matthew Geason

OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Right Move

'For those who believe that this debate was laid to rest, recall that if there was severance with the past, there would be no need for a truth and reconciliation commission,' argues Matthew Geason.

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.

2016/09/01 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Independence Hardliners Down, Not Out

Will Taiwan’s independence hardliners re-emerge from the political wilderness?