Written by Joseph A. Bosco. The 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre reminds us of what remains unchanged in China’s authoritarian government despite decades of Western engagement. The “China dream” espoused by President Xi Jinping is not the same as what the Chinese people dream for their country.
Written by Mab Huang. The struggle for human dignity, basic rights and a better life, to be sure, will be long and hard, but there is no alternative to commitment by, and engagement from, every individual, civil society organization, government and the United Nations, or what is left of it.
Written by Sam Robbins. The tragic cases of Liu, Peng, and Bai happened at a critical intersection in Taiwan’s transition from authoritarianism.
Taking into account the fact that the Taiwan of 2019 is not the same as the ROC of 1979, we need to look at Taiwan in its own light and its own right. We need to bring Taiwan in from the cold of political isolation and start working towards a normalization of bilateral relations.
Written by Dongtao Qi. The results of Taiwan’s 2018 nine-in-one local elections surprised many observers. Surely many of them had been anticipating the DPP’s loss
Written by Bruce Jacobs. The dramatic DPP defeat in the last local elections has surprised everyone on both sides of politics. The elections were very
Written by Dafydd Fell. Four years ago on the eve of the last round of local elections in Taiwan I wrote a piece looking at
Written by Alex Tan It is election season again in Taiwan, and voters are casting their votes for local and municipal elections on November 24th. These
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. Taiwanese local election of 2018 is seen as the midterm election of Tsai Ing-wen’s first Presidency. The incumbent Democratic Progressive
Written by Michael A. Turton. In the local media and among election observers, the story of this election has been the meteoric rise of Han
Written by Kharis Templeman. On November 24, Taiwan voters will go to the polls to elect over 11,000 local officials for nine different kinds of
Written by Yu-tzung Chang. International news reporters visiting Taiwan to report on elections for the first time will certainly be amazed by the variety of