Taipei Times: Talks held with US in Guatemala

The first quadrilateral talks between Taiwan, the US, Guatemala and Honduras took place on Tuesday in Guatemala during Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu’s (吳釗燮) visit to the nation’s Central American allies, Wu wrote on Twitter yesterday. … Their discussions focused on Taiwan and the US jointly promoting partnerships with Guatemala and Honduras in trade, […]

RFA: ‘I Don’t Think This Could Ever Happen in China’

Last July, Ren Ruiting fled to Taiwan with five other family members after the raid by Chinese authorities on the Early Rain Covenant Church in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The family entered the democratic island, which has never been ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, on visas enabling medical tourism, and have lodged […]

Foreign Policy: Taiwan Needs More Than Election Victories to Fend Off China

The victory of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan’s presidential elections on Jan. 11 represents a resounding repudiation of Beijing’s increasing pressure on Taiwan. But with attempts to politically subvert Taiwan frustrated, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now far more likely to turn to forced unification via military means. Although it’s always difficult to […]

Ketagalan Media: Election 2020: Highlights from the Legislative Races

This analysis highlights key outcomes from the 2020 legislative elections, including the results of selected contests of interest. For more information on how Taiwan chooses its lawmakers, please see the Ketagalan Media guide to legislative elections. Overall Scorecard The ruling Democratic Progressive Party 民主進步黨 (DPP) maintained its majority in the Legislative Yuan, winning 61 out […]

Focus Taiwan: Petition to recall Han passes 1st-phase requirement

… A total of 28,560 signatures were verified as valid, higher than the required minimum of 22,814 for the petition, the commission said. Under the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, the first step in a three-step recall process is to raise a proposal containing the signatures of 1 percent of the constituency’s eligible voters. […]

Taipei Times: KMT to mull cross-strait policy

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) would decide whether to improve or abandon the so-called “1992 consensus” after considering the opinions of party members and the public, Acting KMT Secretary-General William Tseng (曾銘宗) said yesterday. While many young party members have called for a revision of the KMT’s cross-strait policy, which is based on the so-called […]