Politics & News

A Failure to Address Structural Issues with Death Sentences After Single Mother's Attempted Murder-Suicide

New Bloom

An attempted murder-suicide case that took place in New Taipei earlier this year has resulted in a death sentence for a thirty-year-old woman who killed her six-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter

American Meat: Through the Overton Window Darkly

New Bloom

On Christmas day, after much contention, the lifting of limits on American pork imports was passed by the Legislative Yuan, with KMT lawmakers vowing to continue to oppose pork imports.

Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security

TaiwaneseAmerican.org

A Taiwanese American's take on the effects of American partisanship on Taiwan's security.

Biden, Taiwan, and US-China High Technology Competition

Taiwan Insight

Despite official disclaimers, the election of President Joseph Biden has been greeted with considerable angst in Taiwan.

CTITV License Ruling to Prove a Litmus Test for Tsai in Combating Disinformation

New Bloom

After weeks of speculation, the National Communication Commission (NCC) ruled today that it would not be renewing the license of television broadcaster CtiTV.

Calls for Lenience For Sunflower Movement Charges Likely to Avoid Comparisons to Hong Kong

New Bloom

A supreme court case involving eight Sunflower Movement activists resulted in the case being sent back to the High Court, with a call for more lenient sentences.

Chinese Government Cracks Down on Journalists and Dissidents Over the Holidays

New Bloom

The Chinese Government sentenced citizen journalist Zhang Zhan to four years in jail late last month. Zhang has been detained since May.

A Failure to Address Structural Issues with Death Sentences After Single Mother's Attempted Murder-Suicide Copy

New Bloom

An attempted murder-suicide case that took place in New Taipei earlier this year has resulted in a death sentence for a thirty-year-old woman who killed her six-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter

Annual Labor Demonstration Protests American Pork, with Controversy Regarding KMT Co-optation Claims

New Bloom

The Autumn Struggle labor demonstration was held yesterday in Taipei

Ask the Sheep

New Bloom

Cingjing Farm, known as the “Aspen of Taiwan", has been on the news lately because of a remark from a legislator about a recent petition to end sheep shearing and shepherd dog performances.

Border Closures Announced After Imported Case of New COVID-19 Strain

New Bloom

The CECC announced border closures for non-resident foreigners starting on January 1st following the first reported case of domestic transmission since April and the first imported case of a new strain.

Call for Talks in Tsai's New Year's Speech Aimed at Avoiding Perceptions of Taiwan as a "Troublemaker"

New Bloom

With her new year’s address, President Tsai Ing-wen remarked on the past year, dominated as it has been by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calls for Removing Sun Yat-Sen Portraits Particularly Salient Ahead of National Day

New Bloom

DPP legislators Fan Yun and Chang Jui-hsiung recently called for the requirement that elected officials swear their oaths to a portrait of Sun Yat-sen to be dropped.

Claims that Five Hongkongers Detained in Taiwan Since July Stir Controversy

New Bloom

Controversy has broken out after claims that the Taiwanese government has been holding five Hongkongers that fled to Taiwan under detention for the last two months.

Academic Database Prompts Censorship Concerns

New Bloom

Atiri Library’s, Taiwan’s dominant academic database, avoidance/changes of certain political terms in order to remain in the Chinese market raise concerns of Taiwanese companies’ self-censorship.

Annual Taipei Pride Parade Draws 130,000 Participants

New Bloom

Tens of thousands marched in the annual pride parade in Taipei earlier today.

Biden Administration Surprises with Statement, Deployment of Carrier Group After Chinese Flyovers of Taiwan

New Bloom

The Biden Administration issued a statement in response to an incursion of Taiwan’s Air Zone by Chinese warplanes on Saturday, expressing "concern" at Beijing's "attempts to intimidate."

COVID-19 Prevention Measures Strengthened for Winter Months

New Bloom

Mask-wearing will again be mandated in eight forms of public venues including public transportation, educational facilities, government offices, entertainment establishments, places of worship, and other places.

Calls for Changes to Abortion Laws Likely to Encounter Resistance from Conservatives
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New Bloom

A draft bill by the Health Promotion Administration aims to remove the current requirement for women to have the consent of their partners before an abortion.

China's Abuses Offer Opportunity for Taiwan to Play a Greater Role in UK Foreign Policy

Taiwan Insight

The accretion of anti-CCP sentiment among Western governments and their peoples is a chance for Taiwan to expand its international role.

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