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Taiwanese Voters Choose Freedom, Challenge Chinese Authoritarians

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Last month the Taiwanese people voted overwhelmingly for Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party, which formally advocates an independent Taiwan rather than "one China" encompassing both mainland and Taiwan.

For Millions of Taiwanese Voters, Not All Roads Go Through China

J. Michael Cole | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
J. Michael Cole

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Foreign observers often look at Taiwan almost exclusively through the lens of its challenging relationship with China. But in fact, as we approach this weekend's historic election, it's clear the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party failed to propose policies to address domestic concerns and rebuild its credibility with the public.

Chairman Ma: To Support Hong Kong Democracy, Support Taiwan's and Free Chen

Jack Healey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

We live in a complex world and the sheer quantity of trying to keep track of things will sometimes flood the most devoted news junkie. With all of this happening, there's probably not much happening now that that Hong Kong thing or whatever it was has stopped happening, right? Wrong.

Ma Lies While Chen Dies: Ugly Party Politics on a Beautiful Island

Jack Healey | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Jack Healey

Once again, it's time to look at Taiwan. Unfortunately, there is still a need to call for freedom from prison for Chen Shui-bian and a need to call out Ma Ying-jeou (the most unpopular president in Taiwan's history) to stop abusing human rights principles for shameful political hunts.

Chen Shui-bian, Prison, and the Human Rights Choice Facing Taiwan

Jack Healey | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

By the end of the year, Taiwan's first (and to date, only) opposition president will have been held in detention or prison for seven years.

Taiwan's Straits: Democracy at a Crossroads

Jack Healey | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Jack Healey

These are all elements of expression and dissent that were mobilized by Chen Shui-bian from the moment he took office and which still represents the vital hopes of Taiwan's people. These protesting voices are the future of Taiwan. The world can not ignore them.