Taiwan re-elects Pres. Tsai Ing-wen — by another landslide!

Tsai’s entire career trajectory could be described as a ‘Rampage of Firsts’, shattering glass ceilings as she rose through the ranks of Taiwan society By Trista di Genova-CHANG, The Wild East magazine Foreign observers & Taiwanese alike view Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen as a BIG POSITIVE! That must be why

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Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim tackling some tough questions

By Trista di Genova / The Wild East, political beat The Breakfast Club really outdid itself this time, inviting DPP Legislator Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴) to speak at its monthly gathering on July 27. Hsiao discussed the life and work of Taiwan legislators and addressed major issues facing the foreign community,

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Predicting who will be Taiwan’s new president

POLITICS / The Wild East Tomorrow is a big day for the people of Taiwan. There is no such thing as a ‘vote from abroad’ here, so all 23 million people, if they want to vote, must travel to their hometown. This makes it difficult for some to vote, particularly

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FROM DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT TO BOURGEOIS DEMOCRACY: INTERNAL POLITICS OF TAIWAN’S DPP (1991)

by Linda Gail Arrigo (Originally published March 1992) INTRODUCTION Taiwan is awash with money. It has the highest foreign currency reserves in the world, per capita. Its GNP per capita is soaring and may soon surpass US$ 10,000; it is the Taiwan miracle, proof of the export industrialization strategy [1].

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