Written by Robert S. Wang. On 5 February 2019, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) published an article entitled “PLA bombers, jet fighters in
Written by Tim Rich, Isabel Eliassen and Andi Dahmer. Despite signs of LGBT support in Taiwan, many analysts and commentators ignored the number of Taiwanese who had no set opinion on same-sex marriage and LGBT rights and overlooked the role that issue-framing plays in political contests.
While many DPP supporters of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights more broadly (e.g. legislator Yu Mei-Nu) spoke out in favour of legalization, in large part they lacked a clear message that would appeal to the otherwise indifferent, making the job easier for anti-LGBT groups.
Written by Ji-ping Lin. Much like many countries, Taiwan has a long historical tradition of migration, including internal and international. Taiwan’s early developments were
Written by Mark Weatherall and Kai-Ping Huang. For President Tsai Ing-wen, the shock win of the KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu in the mayoral election for
Written by Qi Dongtao. The dynamics of cross-Strait relations in 2019 were revealed by Taiwan and mainland China’s top leaders’ speeches in the first two
Written by Michael Mazza. Taiwan’s November 2018 nine-in-one elections looked like a major setback for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. The DPP won only six
Written by Ian Inkster. The first part of this paper outlined trends that could dominate discussions on Taiwan’s international position in 2019, providing a shaky
Written by Ian Inkster. Most social scientists now regard global dynamics as a complex system, more akin to a human body than to the workings
Written by Joseph A. Bosco. There has been much talk about the recent comments of a Chinese military official issuing a dire warning against the
By Gerrit van der Wees. Taiwan got an auspicious start for the New Year 2019: on the first day of the year, President Tsai Ing-wen
Written by Kerry Brown. For a leader imputed with such huge powers by the rest of the world, we often lose sight of the fact