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What Does Jensen Huang’s Sudden Popularity in Taiwan Reflect?

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is having a moment in Taiwan. In particular, Huang has been widely praised in Taiwan after a speech in which he declared that the world was on the precipice of a new Industrial Revolution–involving AI–and that Taiwan was key to this. This occurred on the occasion of a keynote speech by Huang at Computex, one of the major annual tech exhibitions in Taiwan...

In Wake of Bluebird Movement, KMT Attacks DPP Over Tracking Concerns

The KMT has sought to attack the DPP on ostensible concerns about the tracking of protestors after comments by DPP legislator Wang Yi-chuan. Wang’s comments, which were rather vague about their specifics, were interpreted as suggesting that data could be gathered from protesters outside of the Legislative Yuan during the Bluebird Movement protests based on their age and gender...

Taiwan Excluded from World Health Assembly Yet Again

Taiwan was again not invited to the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, this year. This is despite a bid by Taiwan to secure admittance to the World Health Assembly as an observer, as previously took place when the Ma administration was in power. Nevertheless, Taiwan is currently excluded from the World Health Assembly as a result of Chinese pressure...

Fu Kun-chi’s Infrastructure Legislation Lead to Pushback, Potential Splits

The DPP has stated that it will seek a constitutional interpretation against infrastructure bills that the KMT intends to push through with. The bills are primarily advanced under the auspices of KMT legislative caucus convener Fu Kun-chi, who has framed the bills as to benefit his home constituency of Hualien and areas of Taiwan’s east coast that have historically lacked resources compared to urban areas. This takes place in the same timeframe as the Executive Yuan calling for the Legislative Yuan to reconsider the legislative powers that the KMT is hoping to obtain, with the Executive Yuan framing them as unconstitutional, and the DPP also suggesting that it will seek constitutional interpretation...