Taipei Times: Tsai boosts support, approval rating: survey

… Tsai has boosted her approval rating and improved support for her re-election bid in the past few months, with the latest poll showing that she would win 51 percent of the vote against 31 percent for Han, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) candidate, foundation executive director Lin Yi-cheng (林宜正) said. If Taipei Mayor Ko […]

The News Lens: OPINION: Taiwan Should Treat Huawei as a National Security Threat

The News Lens

  …At the height of the Huawei controversy earlier this year, the Taiwanese government still had no plans to introduce a blanket ban on Huawei devices. Huawei’s products have continued to grow in popularity among Taiwanese due to their low prices. After the U.S.-imposed export ban resulted in Google preventing Huawei from updating Android on […]

Taiwan Insight: Challenges to Taiwan’s Diplomatic Recognition

Taiwan Insight

Taiwan faces increasingly powerful and complex challenges to its formal diplomatic relations. China’s economic incentives, including aid packages and the allure of the Chinese domestic market, coupled with growing political clout, provides considerable leverage to persuade countries to break relations with Taiwan. Furthermore, when China unilaterally ended the so-called diplomatic truce with the election of […]

Ketagalan Media: Observations on Rising Populism in Taiwan Politics

… In today’s Taiwan, all the above described types of populist politics are thriving due to the collective sentiments of groups of people feeling left behind by the pro-reform movements, and by perceptions of growing political support from the administration and political elites of progressive (e.g., same-sex marriage) and reformist (e.g., pension reforms) policies. The […]

Taiwan Today: Taiwan art groups sparkle at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

… Boasting a five-star review from U.K. media outlet Broadway Baby, “Floating Flowers” by B.Dance is inspired by a Buddhist ceremony that sets illuminated lanterns adrift on a river to symbolize people letting go of their worries and fears. Another piece attracting critical acclaim is “Bout” by Chang Dance Theatre, which was highlighted as one […]

Taipei Times: NPP to be most affected by Ko’s new party: Huang

… “Ko’s new party will have the biggest impact on the NPP,” Huang said on Facebook. Nonetheless, he said he was happy to see the new party formed, because it is normal for political parties to have to compete for voters’ support. As with every other new party, the TPP must stand up to public […]