top of page

POLITICS & NEWS

Taiwan Election 2024: What it Means for the Island’s Future Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region

Taiwan Insight

Written by Raian Hossain. Now that the election results are in, the period of intense suspense and electoral speculation has concluded. The issue of cross-strait...

Sustainable Traditional Knowledge: Land Ethics and Disaster Resilience in Cinsbu 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Bayis Atung; translated by Yu-Chen Chuang. In recent years, due to climate change, community members have begun to think more about how to minimise the...

Neither Green nor Just: The DPP’s Reckoning with Environmental Justice 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Dominika Remžová. The Russian weaponisation of gas supplies has sparked a renewed interest in Taiwan’s energy security, placing the DPP’s anti-nuclear...

The Democratic Progressive Party’s Nuclear Policy Dilemma: An Unwavering Anti-Nuclear Stance Amidst Self-Contradictory Policies

Taiwan Insight

Written by Minfan Yu. On May 28th, the DPP-affiliated presidential campaign candidate William Lai Ching-Te (賴清德) stirred controversy by responding to a question...

How Czechia Engages Taiwan 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Filip Šebok. While it has been over the past few years that the Czech-Taiwanese relations have grabbed headlines over the world, the two sides’ ties...

TACPS Cultural Petition to the 2024 Presidential Election: The Sustainability of Culture and Democratic Governance in Taiwan

Taiwan Insight

People are the mainstay of Taiwan’s culture, and “freedom” is at the centre of people’s thoughts and creations. Since the early 2000s, Taiwan has undergone a...

There Is No Such Thing As Creativity or Lack Thereof; There Is Only Fun and Not Enjoyable: An Interview with an Artist Pei-Ying Lin

Taiwan Insight

Written by Yi-Cheng Sun; translated by Yi-Yu Lai. This interview attempts to explore the metaphors of “workshops as classrooms” and “art creation as a learning...

Cultural Sustainability as A Practice of Democracy

Taiwan Insight

In the context of sustainable development, culture is seen as an important component of development, along with the economy, society and the environment, which are...

Ko’s TPP Shrugs Off Cult Allegations

New Bloom

Young supporters of Ko Wen-je’s TPP have recently been criticized as “cult-like” after videos of high schoolers selling “Little Grass ID cards.” The ID cards are...

Assisted Reproductive Act Amendment: The Testing Ground for the New Taiwanese Parliament’s Power Dynamics

New Bloom

The 2024 Taiwanese presidential election has garnered substantial international attention due to the ever-intricate US-Taiwan-China relationship. However, this...

Responding to Ableism with Nationalism?: The Wang Zhi-an Controversy

New Bloom

Controversy has broken out after comments by exiled Chinese journalist Wang Zhi-an on The Late Late Show

A Routine Election with Mixed Results

New Bloom

Taiwan has concluded its eighth direct election of the Republic of China President. It was not a pivotal, watershed or critical election, and it was not a contest...

Vanessa Hope’s INVISIBLE NATION: “China does not want the world to know our story.”

Taiwanese American.org

Vanessa Hope's "Invisible Nation" offers an affecting portrait of Taiwan through an impressive lineup of interviews, not just with President Tsai Ing-wen, though...

Nomination Scandal in Zhongzheng-Wanhua Likely Due to Lai Aiming to Replace Politicians Close with Tsai

New Bloom

A scandal has broken out with regard to the DPP’s candidate nomination for the 2024 legislative elections, with Zhongzheng-Wanhua city councilor Wu Pei-yi...

Tensions in Both Taiwan and Eswatini a Major Threat to their Fledging Diplomatic Relationship

New Bloom

eSwatini's continued diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) have become an issue that has drawn attention both locally and internationally. This...

National Taiwan University Sees Controversies Over Racism, Sexism in Student Body

New Bloom

A public outcry has ensued after a number of incidents at the National Taiwan University involving racism and sexism among the student body. NTU is traditionally...

Will Punitive Measures Be Enough to Improve Transportation Safety in Taiwan?

New Bloom

Flash mobs involving hundreds demonstrated earlier this month for pedestrian safety in Taiwan. The flash mobs were coordinated to take place across Taiwan, taking...

Taiwan, Be on the Right Side of History on Labour Migration

Taiwan Insight

Written by Bonny Ling. A few months before the presidential elections, I gave a talk in Taipei on the responsible recruitment of migrant workers, where they do not...

Taiwan’s energy policy at the crossroads in the presidential election in 2024? 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Anthony Ho-fai Li. Energy policy remains a highly controversial policy arena in Taiwan after democratisation, given its importance for Taiwan’s...

Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential Candidates: How Do They Fare on the Climate?  

Taiwan Insight

Written by Chia-wei Chao & Benjamin Yang. When it comes to the climate, all three candidates in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election have emphasised the...

Envisioning Migrant Worker Policy: Toward Dignity and Well-being 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Hang-Tang Chen; translated by Yu-Chen Chuang. Taiwan needs to refine its migrant worker policies to focus not only on labour contributions but also on...

Taiwan’s Trade Dynamics in 2023: Challenges and Partners Shifting 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Yun-Chieh Wang. In 2023, Taiwan’s international trade experienced a decline in growth because of global economic challenges, with a notable dependency...

What Does Taiwan’s Presidential Election Outcome Tell Us About Its Economic Prospects?

Taiwan Insight

Written by Min-Hua Chiang. William Lai (Lai Ching-te) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secured his election as Taiwan’s 16th president on January 13,...

Taiwan’s energy policy at the crossroads in the presidential election in 2024? 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Anthony Ho-fai Li. Energy policy remains a highly controversial policy arena in Taiwan after democratisation, given its importance for Taiwan’s...

Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential Candidates: How Do They Fare on the Climate?  

Taiwan Insight

Written by Chia-wei Chao & Benjamin Yang. When it comes to the climate, all three candidates in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election have emphasised the...

Beyond Mayday’s Lip-Synching Investigation: Taiwan’s Music Freedom Questioned Under PRC Influences

New Bloom

On December 28, 2023, Reuters and CNN​ reported a disconcerting incident involving Mayday, a Taiwanese rock band, who found themselves entangled in a request from...

With the TPP Set to Vote for Huang Shan-Shan, Will Han Kuo-yu Become Legislative President?

New Bloom

After meeting with both the DPP and KMT in the preceding days, the TPP announced this afternoon that its eight legislators would be voting for Huang Shan-shan for...

China Attempts to Pressure Taiwan Using M503 Flight Route Yet Again

New Bloom

The Chinese government announced earlier this week that it would be ending the current “offset measure” for the M503 flight route, as well as beginning eastbound...

Taiwan’s Flag is an Untruthful Representation of Taiwan Today

Ketagalan Media

Taiwan’s official flag is problematic. It is time for a new flag that is more representative of Taiwanese identity today.

“Not in Our Name” – Understanding the Jewish Struggle for Palestine from a Taiwanese American Perspective

Taiwanese American.org

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="990"] Ten thousand gather in DC with Jewish Voice for Peace and If Not Now to Demand Gaza Ceasefire Wednesday October...

DPP Announces Wave of Nominations, With an Emphasis on Former Sunflower Movement Activists

New Bloom

The DPP announced a slate of legislative candidates earlier this week, particularly with an aim on highlighting the young candidates it was fielding. This includes...

政治局勢的變化,將如何影響史瓦帝尼與台灣的外交關係?

New Bloom

史瓦帝尼(Eswatini)與台灣的外交關係已成為吸引本地及國際關注的話題。尤其因為史瓦帝尼現在是台灣在非洲唯一的邦交國。許多人認為史瓦帝尼恐將喪失機會參與中國宏大的發展計畫,但另一方面人們也相信台灣是不可隨意拋棄的長期友邦。

Taiwan Again Denied Participation in World Health Assembly This Year

New Bloom

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Taiwan was again denied entrance to the World Health Association, the governing body of the World Health Organization this year

Provocations: Taiwan Amidst Trust, Truss and the G7

Taiwan Insight

Written by Ian Inkster. Liz Truss led her charge into Taiwan on 16 May with the notion of Britain backing a Taiwan move to join the Pacific trade block, the CPTPP,...

Indigenous Disaster Justice: Reflecting on Typhoon Morakot Recovery 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Yi-Te Yu. In the past two decades, Taiwan has endured two major disasters: the 921 Earthquake in 1999 and Typhoon Morakot in 2009. Both events resulted...

Tracing Disaster Injustice: Indigenous Peoples’ Vulnerability and Resilience in Taiwan 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Yu-Chen Chuang. In August 2023, Typhoon Khanun swept across Taiwan, particularly impacting the mountainous regions of central Taiwan. The resultant...

Taiwan and the Free World Need A New Strategy To Confront China 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Daniel Jia. Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election has concluded. The Taiwanese people have elected the China-defiant candidate as the new president. For...

Taiwan’s 2024 Elections: How will China Respond?

Taiwan Insight

Written by T.Y. Wang. Lai’s victory, nevertheless, is a rebuke to Beijing’s sovereignty claim of the island and a hard pill for Chinese leaders to swallow. In the...

Improving Conditions of Artistic Labour and Local Economic Sustainability 

Taiwan Insight

The essence of cultural policy lies in nurturing and stimulating social creativity, which involves both the preservation of classics and the kindling of future...

For Molecular Archipelagic Thinking

Taiwan Insight

It is a privilege to present this insightful piece ‘For Molecular Archipelagic Thinking’ from Professor Chun-Mei Chuang, a respected figure in the field of...

Energy transition in Taiwan: Generating electricity with love, or inclusive public engagement?

Taiwan Insight

Written by Anthony H. F. Li. A stable electricity supply is vital for national security, economic development as well as the everyday lives of citizens in Taiwan....

Indigenous Post-Disaster Decision-Making Mechanisms and Negotiation Strategies of Traditional Women Leaders 

Taiwan Insight

Written by Valagas Gadeljeman; translated by Yu-Chen Chuang. Since Typhoon Morakot, the government and academia have not thoroughly explored why Indigenous...

Censorship, AI, Disinformation, and Repression Undermine Elections in Asia

New Bloom

Internet restrictions, AI-driven disinformation, and mass arrests have intensified ahead of major elections across Asia. These attacks undermine freedom of...

What Does the Election Mean for Taiwan’s Engagement with the Asia Pacfic Region?

New Bloom

Now that the election results are in, the period of intense suspense and electoral speculation has concluded. The issue of cross-strait relations remains...

Labor Groups Push the Government on Policy, Ahead of the Lai Inauguration

New Bloom

A number of union groups demonstrated last week to call for inclusion in talks over the new incoming government’s labor policy. This included among Taiwan’s...

Wendy Cheng’s “ISLAND X” is essential reading for Taiwanese Americans

Taiwanese American.org

As editor-in-chief of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, I try to adhere to a level of curatorial prudence and precision of language -- because not every great book must be...

Let Involuntariness Ring in Taiwan’s Labour Law

Ketagalan Media

Recognise that the Labor Standards Act is missing a clear audible ring on the misery of labour that is not offered voluntarily but without a menace of penalty. Let...

Beating in Convenience Store Leads to Discussion of Police Violence

New Bloom

Police brutality become discussed in Taiwan after an incident involving police beating a man causing a disturbance in a 7/11. The 7/11 was located in Zhongli,...

Ahead of Elections, Ko Wen-je Seeks to Recalibrate Cross-Strait Stance

New Bloom

Former Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je has continued efforts to shift perceptions of his stance on cross-strait relations in recent days. Namely, Ko seems to be trying to...

Me Too Allegations Spread to Pan-Blue Camp, As Allegations Continue to Take Place

New Bloom

Me Too-style sexual harassment allegations continue to embroil Taiwan. Accusations remain mostly centered on the political world, though there have been...

bottom of page