Milo Hsieh

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Milo Hsieh studies international relations at American University. He is a freelance journalist based in Washington D.C. 

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2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics

While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.

2019/12/19 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan 2020: Presidential Candidates Clash During Policy Presentation

A quick recap on the highlights of the first televised policy presentation for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race.

2020/01/13 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan Voted For Tsai Ing-wen — But Also Pro-Beijing Parties

International headlines largely focused on Tsai Ing-wen's re-election as a blow to Beijing, but the legislative election results are not as clear-cut.

2019/06/25 | Milo Hsieh

Is 2019 the Breakthrough Year for U.S.-Taiwan Relations?

After forty years of the Taiwan Relations Act, as both parties are presented with an increasingly aggressive China, Milo Hsieh argues it's time for a new chapter in relations between the U.S. and Taiwan.

2019/12/09 | Milo Hsieh

An Uneasy Partnership: Pan-Green Competition and Cooperation in Taiwan's 2020 Elections

As the election date is quickly approaching, many are turning their attention to the legislative race. What does the competition ⁠— or cooperation ⁠— look like in the pan-Green coalition?

2019/08/27 | Milo Hsieh

US Arms Sales to Taiwan Indicate Tougher Attitude Towards China

The Trump administration has approved a series of arms sales to Taiwan, indicating closer U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as a tougher attitude towards China.

2021/03/18 | Milo Hsieh

Hostility Towards Transgender Influencer Chiang Chia-Wen Is Unacceptable

A transgender influencer's pregnancy claim ignited a debate over medical ethics, harassment by journalists, and cancel culture.

2019/03/20 | Milo Hsieh

William Lai Faces an Uphill Battle in His Primary Run Against President Tsai

The DPP party base is rallying around Tsai Ing-wen, meaning William Lai may struggle to find national support for his campaign.

2019/03/28 | Milo Hsieh

President Tsai Calls for US Support of Taiwan in Address to Heritage Foundation

Tsai Ing-wen, speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation, said Taiwan needs US support to maintain its democracy and avoid the 'Hong Kong model' amid threats of Chinese influence and interference.

2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh

Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably

Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.

2019/08/07 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: China's Tourism Ban Shows Why Closer Economic Ties Won't Work

China banned individual travel to Taiwan since August 1 in an attempt to undermine the Taiwanese economy and influence the election, but Taiwan's tourism sector should be wary of the CCP's strategy.

2019/04/10 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Taiwan’s Traditional Thinking Hinders Its Plans for Economic Innovation

Taiwan wants to leap into the future of global tech innovation. It must start by addressing questions over the legacy of its authoritarian past.

2019/03/06 | Milo Hsieh

Taoyuan Mayor on US Visit: Taiwan and US Must Protect Democracy Together

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan told a Washington, DC crowd that the US must stand with Taiwan to counter a rising China.

2019/12/31 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan 2020: One Election, Two Attitudes of Nationalism

KMT supporters wave their ROC flags and dress in ROC items at rallies, while DPP supporters express their anti-China sentiments with equal passion.