For a time, Chi Chia-wei says many people thought he was the only gay person in Taiwan. He was the first Taiwanese to come out publicly on television, and for many the only gay person they could see.
An ongoing corruption probe into a group of pan-Green and pan-Blue politicians accused of taking bribes in a case related to the ownership of the Pacific Sogo department store chain has the potential to be a major scandal faced by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and for the Tsai Ing-wen administration.
Two recent incidents reveal of the long road ahead for transitional justice to be achieved in Taiwan.
Observing the results of 2020 elections, the international media generally reported on the defeat of the Nationalist Party (KMT) in both presidential and legislative elections as though it were an overwhelming landslide, but a closer examination tells a more nuanced story.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of January 2020.
Opinionated, outspoken and gaffe prone, Taipei’s Mayor Ko Wen-Je is a favorite of students and other young people, who flock to his rallies as if he were a rock star.