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Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te (center) poses with Japanese House of Councilors members Tsuneo Kitamura (left) and Iwao Horii in Taipei on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te thanks Japan for TSMC support
As part of efforts to promote domestic chip production, Japan will provide up to ¥476 billion in subsidies toward TSMC's first factory in the nation.
For the first time in 16 years, Taiwan will have a minority government when Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party is sworn in on May 20.
Feb 9, 2024
To Taiwan’s president-elect, here is a proposal for your consideration
For the first time in 16 years, Taiwan will have a minority government when Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party is sworn in on May 20.
Taiwan's roughly three decades of democracy have fostered a growing sense of self-identity, according to a long-running study by National Chengchi University.
Jan 24, 2024
Taiwan’s China-backing party faces crisis after election defeat
Many voters are distrustful of the KMT's commitment to eventual unification with China, a goal shared by just a minority in the island.
Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te (left) and his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim after Lai's presidential win in Taipei on Jan. 13.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 24, 2024
U.S. lawmakers arrive for Taiwan visit
The visit marks the second by U.S. officials this month and comes after Nauru unexpectedly announced that it was switching allegiance to Beijing.
A replica of the Statue of Liberty in Taipei. There are markers all over Taiwan of its courtship of the United States.
Jan 21, 2024
Taiwan’s doubts about America are growing. That could be dangerous.
Will deepening skepticism about the United States as a trustworthy nation diminish Taiwan’s belief that it could fend off China?
Taiwan's election results reflect the democratic aspirations of its citizens but is a cause for disappointment in Beijing.
Jan 19, 2024
The winner of Taiwan's election was democracy
The biggest disappointment was felt in Beijing, where inducements, threats and warnings failed to sway Taiwan’s voters.
The Democratic Progressive Party's presidential candidate, Lai Ching-te, the eventual winner, casts his vote during the island's election in Tainan, Taiwan, on Saturday.
Jan 18, 2024
Taiwan's election and its potential impact on East Asian politics
China tried to interfere in the Taiwanese elections through the systematic use of "cognitive warfare," but failed.
Guards raise Taiwan's national flag on the Democracy Boulevard at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on Sunday.
Jan 16, 2024
China plays waiting game in run-up to Taiwan inauguration
China's muted response to the weekend victory by Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te may be the start of an uneasy four months before he takes office.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Jan 16, 2024
China summons Philippine ambassador over Taiwan election comments
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Beijing "is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposes" Marcos's remarks.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen greets former U.S. national security adviser Stephen Hadley (center) and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg during a visit to the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
Jan 15, 2024
In Taipei visit, ex-U.S. official says commitment to Taiwan 'rock solid'
An unofficial U.S. delegation said Washington looks forward to continuity in the Taiwan-U.S. relationship under the new Taiwanese administration.
Keiji Furuya (left), head of a Japanese group of lawmakers promoting Japan-Taiwan relations, meets with Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taipei on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 15, 2024
Japan finds ally in new Taiwan president-elect amid fears of war
Lai Ching-te signaled he will deepen cooperation with Japan by meeting with Tokyo’s de facto ambassador and a Japanese lawmaker just a day after the election.
Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te and his running mate, Hsiao Bi-khim, attend a rally outside the headquarters of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taipei on Saturday night after winning the presidential election.
Jan 14, 2024
Taiwan chooses continuity in pivotal presidential election
Lai's Democratic Progressive Party party won more than 40% of the roughly 14 million votes cast, but lost its majority in Taiwan’s parliament.
A picture of Lai Ching-te, Taiwan's vice president and the the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's then-presidential candidate, is seen on a large screen as he attends a rally ahead of the elections, in New Taipei City on Friday.
Jan 14, 2024
The coal miner's son wins power in Taiwan
Pugnacious, stubborn and a "pragmatic worker for Taiwan's independence," the island's new president-elect, Lai Ching-te, will have his work cut out for him.
Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te, of Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP), and his running mate, Hsiao Bi-khim, wave as they hold a news conference, following their victory in  presidential elections, in Taipei, on Saturday.
Jan 13, 2024
Taiwan’s Lai Ching-te elected president in ‘victory for democracies’
The victory — described by Lai as a “victory for the community of democracies” — was historic third-straight win for the DPP, much to China's chagrin.
A supporter of KMT presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih in Taipei on Tuesday
Jan 10, 2024
Cross-strait relations hang in the balance with Taiwan election
Despite voter fatigue with the DPP and Lai Ching-te’s own lackluster campaign, his opponents have failed to articulate a compelling alternative.
(From left) The Democratic Progressive Party's Lai Ching-te, who is also Taiwan's vice president, faces off against the main opposition Kuomintang's Hou Yu-ih and the Taiwan People's Party's Ko Wen-je on Saturday's presidential election.
Jan 9, 2024
Close race emerges as Taiwan election enters final stretch
Expectations that front-runner Lai Ching-te would simply stroll to victory on Saturday have been dashed, with his polling lead having narrowed significantly.
Taiwanese flags at the Ministry of National Defense in Taipei in December 2022
Jan 8, 2024
U.S. policy unlikely to shift after Taiwan poll, ex-de facto envoy says
Any differences in Washington's reaction would be "nuanced," and rather involve "adjustments in degree than in type,” said former AIT chief Douglas H. Paal.
Taiwan flags adorn the streets of Taipei on Wednesday.
Jan 8, 2024
China's balloons inflate Taiwan poll fears
Since December, Taipei has said that mysterious balloons were crossing the Taiwan Strait, with their purpose being "gray-zone" harassment that stops short of open warfare.
China has cast Taiwan's Jan. 13 presidential and parliamentary elections as a choice between war and peace, warning that an attempt to push for the island's formal independence means conflict.
Jan 3, 2024
'Hawkish' China likely to squeeze Taiwan militarily after poll
With both the DPP and KMT pledging to bolster the island's defenses, Beijing is expected to continue its saber-rattling regardless who emerges victorious in the polls.
Tsai Ing-wen
Jan 1, 2024
Taiwan president urges China to maintain peace ahead of election
Tsai Ing Wen’s remarks come ahead of the presidential election on Jan. 13, that will also help shape the course of U.S.-China relations for years.


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