Skillful, photogenic and enjoying a warm relationship with the mainstream media, Chan has all the potentials for sports superstardom in Taiwan. Yet instead of being lauded as a "Light of Taiwan" -- as Taiwanese high achievers in the international arena are routinely called -- for her U.S. Open victory, she is now facing the biggest PR crisis in her life.
With hindsight, it's easy to tell a good typhoon call from a bad one, but decision-makers are never blessed with such a gift
Use your power: Tsai can use her symbolic power to rally public support and escape the political quagmire she's stuck in.
People in both Taiwan and China should watch closely the performance of the pragmatic candidates in 2018. The elections could serve as a bellwether of Taiwan's stance on China relations.
President Tsai Ing-wen isn't talking about her great "New Southward Policy" anymore.
Tsai finds herself in a spot of bad luck in showdown with former President Chen.
In less than a week, six candidates will vie for the Kuomintang (KMT) leadership in one of the most important and potentially divisive elections in the party's history.
Two weeks on and news surrounding the death of young novelist Lin Yi-han have yet to cool down.
As President Tsai Ing-wen approaches the one-year mark of her presidency, evaluations and scorecards are bound to appear in the days leading up to May 20. And don't expect them to be kind.
In life, novelist Lin Yi-han (林奕含) tried to negotiate the shallowness of a society that reduces people into stereotypes, ciphers and punch lines.