Taiwan

中華民國

Is Taiwan Set to Pivot to Beijing?

Niv Horesh, China Policy Institute Blog

Defending Fortress Taiwan

Julian Snelder, Lowy Interpreter

Don't Let China Swallow Taiwan

J. Michael Cole, National Interest

Taiwan Drifts Away from Beijing

Gordon Chang, World Affairs Journal

Is China a Threat to U.S.?

Salvatore Babones, Foreign Policy In Focus

Taiwan is limbering up for its 2016 presidential election. Its two main parties have picked their candidates – and gotten very different receptions....(full article)

Geopolitical strategists see Taiwan as an ultimate test of Chinese and American resolve. But how strong is Taiwanese resolve?...(full article)

Allowing China to conquer Taiwan would almost certainly fan the flames of Chinese expansionism rather than extinguish them....(full article)

nly a few dozen protesters gathered to jeer Chen Deming, China’s point man on cross-strait relations, as he flew into Taiwan in December. Previously, violence and headline-gr...(full article)

It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Taiwan Plays Mediator in South China Sea - World Politics Review

Last month, Taiwan proposed a peace plan to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea and reduce regional tensions. In an email interview, Lynn Kuok, a nonresident fellow...

U.S. and China, Stay Out of Taiwanese Politics - Japan Times

A prelude to Taiwan’s next presidential race in January has already set in. Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu visited Beijing in early May and met with President Xi Jinping ...

A Plane Crash Across the Strait - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Beijing and Taipei’s responses to a fatal plane crash in Taiwan reveal the complexities of their relationship....

China Has no Need to Confront the West - Wang Yawei, Asia Sentinel

Many observers ponder Russia’s international isolation following its annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine and the increasing dependence on China – and are p...

China's Period of Strategic Opportunity Ends - K. Brown, The Diplomat

Three-quarters of the way into this era of “strategic opportunity,” and we might argue that this period has already come to an end. Economically and geopolitically, the China o...

The Tussle over U.S. Foreign Policy Is nothing New - Joseph Bosco, RCW

"I have a gavel and I have a microphone." That seems to have been U.S. Rep. John Boehner's response to President Barack Obama's phone-and-pen approach to governance when the spea...

The Political Rise of Taiwan's Youth - Jennifer Chen, East Asia Forum

It has been widely argued that the defeat of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party’s (KMT) in the ‘nine-in-one’ local elections revealed nationwide disillusionm...

Three Decades of Stupid Foreign Policy Just Ended - J. Fallows, Atlantic

Turns out "don't do stupid shit" is an underrated guiding principle for a president....

What Taiwan Can Learn from Hong Kong - The Diplomat

The Hong Kong protests are waning. Last week prominent leaders of the movement Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, who founded the Occupy Central group that provided...

Drubbing Taiwan's Powerhouse Party - Bao-chiun Jing, The Diplomat

A big win in Taipei by an independent candidate owed to more than discontent over China policy....

You Need 1 China Before You Can Have 2 Systems - Don Rodgers, CPI Blog

The People’s Republic of China officially views Taiwan as a “sacred and inseparable part of China’s territory.” Yet, Taiwan is currently a de facto independ...

China's Periphery Rejects Xi's Dream - Joseph Bosco, RealClearWorld

"One Country, Two Systems" falls apart....

Let Taiwan in on UN Climate Talks - Vancouver Sun

Taiwan contributes about one per cent of global emissions, a surprisingly heavy load for a nation of only 23 million, as it must import 98 per cent of its energy needs, much of tha...

Was 2014 Start of an Asian Spring? - Nithin Coca, The Diplomat

In Hong Kong, it’s a yellow umbrella. In Taiwan, the similarly bright sunflower. Thailand pitted yellow-shirts against red-shirts, while in Indonesia, it is the nat...

APEC a Keynote Moment in China's Rise - Joe Hhung, China Post

A confident Xi Jinping made Beijing the venue to pronounce China as the power to be reckoned with in the fraying pax Americana....

Asia's Economic Miracle Has Peaked - William Wilson, National Interest

Demographic trends, faltering exports, slowing growth in China and a credit bubble all suggest a new reality for Asia....

China Tightens the Screws on Taipei - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

The government in Beijing is upping its pressure on Taiwan’s Ma Ying-jeou as he nears the end of his presidency....

Rethinking Taiwan's Submarine Dreams - Evan Braden Montgomery, RCD

Are subs the best answer to China's growing military power?...

China's Rise May not Be so Peaceful - John Mearsheimer, National Interest

If the Chinese economy continues growing at a brisk clip in the next few decades, the United States will once again face a potential peer competitor, and great-power politics will ...

How Russia and China Will Fracture - Walter Clemens, The Diplomat

Complexity science helps us understand which of two paths will unfold for China and Russia....

China Could Also Lose Taiwan - Richard Rosecrance, The American Interest

The events of the past three weeks in Hong Kong have underlined two major points. First, Beijing’s policy has not changed. Second, China’s attempt to reintegrate Taiwan...

Fewer in HK and Taiwan Identifying as Chinese - Michael Mazza, American

At the time of Hong Kong’s election for its next chief executive in 2017, first-time voters, having been born two years after the 1997 handover, will have known nothing but Chine...

China's Choice - Wong Chin-Huat, Project Syndicate

Much to the Chinese government’s chagrin, a major pro-democracy movement has seized the streets of Hong Kong, a “special administrative region” of China with a lo...

Taiwan Stiffens Its Resolve Against China - Cindy Sui, BBC

Hong Kong's Occupy Central demonstrations may be losing steam, but Taiwan's movement to resist China is only intensifying. While improved ties with China in recent years have been ...

Is China Losing Its Grip on Its Periphery? - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

As tens of thousands of activists continue to defy the authorities in Hong Kong by occupying entire city blocs in the heart of the city, and with weekly reports of escalating viole...

China Will Regret Rejecting Hong Kong Democracy - The Guardian

Demonstrating an unhappy combination of timidity and stupidity, Beijing has fashioned a rod to beat its own back....

Taiwan's Identity Crisis - Jonathan Sullivan, National Interest

The conundrum for the DPP is that the Taiwanese identity that has been trampled on and discarded under Ma is both a trump card and a liability....

Cross-Strait Agreement's Costs for Taiwan - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

The unsigned editorial in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Taiwan Leaves Itself Behind,” could have been written by an official in the Ma Ying-jeou administration. That it...

Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal - Julian Ku, The Diplomat

Under black-letter international law, Japan cannot use military force in Taiwan absent China’s consent, even if the Taiwan government requests its assistance. Why? Because t...

China's Dangerous Taiwan Gambit - Gordon Chang, The National Interest

Chinese officials cannot acknowledge that their views about what they call “reunification”—and what the Taiwanese term “unification” as their state has never been part of...

Taiwan Looks at Hong Kong in Terror - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Fear of China’s growing influence over Taiwan drove thousands of students to occupy Taiwan’s national legislature earlier this year. Such anxiety isn't theoretical. It’s re...

Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy - Joel Atkinson, The Diplomat

Taiwan needs to decide on a plan for its remaining diplomatic allies before it is too late....

Taiwan Is the Success Story, Not China - Daniel Mitchell, The Commentator

There have been a bunch of misleading stories about China “overtaking” the United States in economic output. Don't worry about the myth of Chinese supremacy, but do tak...

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement Transforms - Lorand Laskai, The Diplomat

A week or so ago, in the southern city of Tainan, a political rally unfolded in one of the city’s many public parks. It attracted a sizable crowd of young people, a not uncommo...

Is Taiwan Sinking Back into Obscurity? - Chris Fuchs, Tea Leaf Nation

The rush of foreign media attention gave the protesters, and Taiwan generally, an unusually attentive international audience. And it has created a new set of public relations...

Why Taiwan Wants Submarines - James Holmes, The Diplomat

There is good strategic logic to Taiwan’s decision to build diesel subs. Execution is a different story....

How Taiwan Can Defuse South China Sea Tension - Bonnie Glaser, PacNet

In its East China Sea diplomacy, Taiwan has been creative and constructive. In August 2012, President Ma Ying-jeou proposed the East China Sea Peace Initiative ...

Protests Undermine Taiwan's Reputation - Charles I-hsin Chen, Diplomat

The effect the Sunflower student movement has had on Taiwan’s international reputation has been mixed. On the one hand, with a peaceful and rational ending, this 24-day occupat...

An Evolving Tale of Two Chinas - Kevin Rafferty, Japan Times

Will U.S. President Barack Obama draw a red line against any Chinese incursion across the strait, and more important, will he convince Beijing that he would enforce it?...

Merkel, a Map and a Message to China - Rachel Lu, Tea Leaf Nation

On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China m...

China's Eerily Calm Response to Taiwan - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Once, if more than 100,000 people had marched through Taipei to oppose closer links between Taiwan and Mainland China, Beijing's response would have been predictable: an angry, hig...

Is China Losing Taiwan? - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou is learning a very valuable lesson the hard way: If you want to cozy up to China, it's best not to be too Chinese about it. The point is being driven home by...

Say Goodbye to 'Peaceful Reunification' - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

Today I saw Taiwan’s future, and I saw its past. Nearly two weeks after the Sunflower Movement occupied the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to protest a controversial services trade...

Double Down on Taiwan - Julia Famularo &Terri Giles, The National Interest

This April marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act. In a resolution affirming the critical importance of the Act, members of Congress note ...

Mainland Chinese Sour on Taiwan Democracy - Rachel Lu, Tea Leaf Nation

Even outside observers have held up Taiwan’s democratic institutions — which have supported five presidential elections, generally free expression of political opinio...

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