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Taiwan

Popular Chinese science channel, praised for COVID-19 video, falls victim to nationalists

With COVID-19 at its peak in February, authorities in China found themselves fighting on two fronts: the disease itself, and also…

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China turns up the pressure on Eswatini to abandon Taiwan

The tiny landlocked kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is now the last country in Africa to maintain diplomatic…

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Observing Taiwan’s presidential election

Maggie Lewis, a law professor at Seton Hall University, discusses the recent presidential election in Taiwan, where she and other…

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Transitional justice and the ‘voyage’ of democracy in Taiwan

Now that Tsai Ing-wen has won a second term as Taiwan’s president, it’s time to expect results on one of…

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Una gran victoria para Tsai Ing-Wen y la identidad taiwanesa

Hace pocos días señalamos en nuestro último Libro Rojo que “Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) será reelegida como presidenta de Taiwán con…

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A big win for Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwanese identity

Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng “Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) will be reelected as Taiwan’s president with ‘an…

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A thousand-dollar plane ticket? For some, just the cost of democracy in Taiwan

Ahead of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections on Saturday, all parties are going full throttle to mobilize as many of…

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Taiwan is fighting Beijing influence, but it won’t close the door to mainland Chinese people

Countries around the world fighting Beijing’s influence have seen upticks in resentment toward Chinese nationals. But Taiwan is doing its…

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Taiwan elections: Presidential candidates take center stage, but don’t overlook the parliament races

Illustration by Anna Vignet Freddy Lim (林昶佐 Lín Chǎngzuǒ) sits on a foreign relations committee in Taiwan’s parliament and hopes…

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Brasil arriesga nuevo impasse diplomático con China por Taiwán

Luego de haber realizado una visita oficial a Beijing, de recibir el apoyo de empresas petroleras estatales chinas que salvaron…

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One murder, two storms

A murder case was cited by the Hong Kong government for the extradition bill that sparked paralyzing protests over the…

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Han Kuo-yu, a Beijing-friendly populist, might still win Taiwan 2020

Opinion polls tip Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) to win a second term in office in large part…

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Taiwan’s historic pride parade is celebration for Asia and reminder that the fight isn’t over

When Taiwan legalized gay marriage earlier this year, it positioned itself as a beacon of hope for the region. Its…

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A setback for Beijing in Solomon Islands

A map from Wikipedia of the various groupings of island nations in the Pacific, which we included in our brief guide…

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Independence activist Su Beng dies at 100, believing until the end that ‘Taiwan people need to persevere’

Revered Taiwan independence activist and trusted adviser to Tsai Ing-wen, Su Beng, passed away on Friday at the age of…

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