Latest posts by Sophie Hsu
Taiwan has elected its first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, an opposition candidate who won 56.12 percent of the popular vote (almost 7 million ballots), soundly defeating her rivals.
"This is so counterproductive I almost died laughing. This whole thing simply helps Tsai Ing-wen's campaign"
"What sort of outcome is hoped to be accomplished with the Ma-Xi meeting? Are the expectations of the Ma government the same as those of the Taiwanese people?"
"It is a breakthrough that the two main political parties endorsed women candidates."
Despite having ratified certain international covenants, Taiwan continues to practice capital punishment, with the approval of the majority of Taiwanese.
Ko Wen-je won the race for mayor in Taiwan's capital city by a landslide. The island's political culture favors a two-party system, but Ko says social media helped him win.
A recent gas-line explosion killed 30 people in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, setting off a debate about the the underground pipelines that serve the nation's petrochemical industry.
Hotel Novotel found itself a target of criticism after management disrupted a protest against the minister of China's Taiwan Affairs Office. Some Taiwanese fear closer ties with their communist neighbor.
Hong Kong may have taken the lead in observing the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but other Chinese speaking communities, such as the people of Taiwan, also organize annual candlelight vigils in memory of the incident. In 1989, thousands of Taiwanese had rallied in support of of the student-led...