Ideology does not guide the 2024 presidential candidates’ policies on cross-strait and international relations. Yet party dynamics will inform how candidates would manage these relations if victorious. In Taiwan, three political parties have sent their aspirants into the race for the country’s top political job, the presidency. A fourth hopeful has promised he will meet… Continue reading Is This the End of Ideology in Taiwanese Politics?
William Lai’s appointment as the presumptive presidential candidate is contested at the party base; Washington has reservations and is worried; Beijing remains underwhelmed and positions its players. On January 15th, six weeks after President Tsai Ing-wen’s official resignation from her position as chairperson of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), incumbent vice-president William Lai (Lai… Continue reading New Party Chair of Taiwan’s DPP on Everyone’s Lips: William Lai and the Strategic Triangle of Taiwan, China, and the US