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Taiwan Insight is the online magazine of the University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Program.

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2018/09/17 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: After 2 Years, Any Changes in the US-China-Taiwan Relationship?

In engaging with the US, Tsai Ing-wen has stuck to the same script as previous Taiwanese leaders. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

2018/12/12 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: Taking the Measure of China's Meddling in Taiwan's Local Elections

The real question is, which new strategies did China use ahead of the Nov. 24 polls, and to what extend were they successful?

2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health

World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.

2018/11/30 | Taiwan Insight

How Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Missed a Golden Electoral Opportunity

Third parties made breakthroughs in Taiwan's 2018 regional elections, but supporters are still left wondering what could have been.

2019/10/29 | Taiwan Insight

How Did Fire EX Become a Symbol of Taiwan’s Youth Activism?

Fire EX, a Taiwanese band that rose to popularity during the Sunflower Movement, is forging a Taiwanese identity for the progressive, democratic generation.

2019/02/01 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: Tsai Faces a Sea of Troubles but Can Still Take Arms Against Them

As Taiwan heads into its Chinese New Year break, its leader has much to ponder.

2018/03/26 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: China's Incentives Should Accelerate Reforms in Taiwan

China's attempts to lure Taiwanese talent should serve to hasten economic and social reforms at home.

2018/04/04 | Taiwan Insight

Can Taiwan Defend Identity from China's United Front Tactics?

Lauren Dickey argues that defending the Taiwanese populace against the lure of Chinese jobs is just as important as military defense.

2018/05/29 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: The Broken Promise of Tsai Ing-wen

The DPP's record on following through with promises of political reform is less than stellar.

2018/05/25 | Taiwan Insight

TAIWAN: After 2 Years of Tsai, Voters Shun Partisan Politics

Data suggests Taiwan voters increasingly identify as non-partisan.

2018/04/25 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: Taiwan–US Relations Reach a Turning Point

Gerrit van der Wees argues that a confluence of trends means that 2018 will be a defining year for the United States and Taiwan.

2018/04/27 | Taiwan Insight

Should Taiwan Push to Buy F-35s?

Selling the US$100 million dollar jet to Taiwan may be more complicated than it seems.

2018/03/28 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: Taiwan Can Breathe Easier after Xi's Power Play

Xi Jinping may well plan to step aside as president in 2023, but he will maintain power behind the scenes anyway.

2020/09/18 | Taiwan Insight

The Growing Complexity and Diversity of Taiwanese Families

Taiwan currently vies with South Korea for having the lowest total fertility rate in the world.

2020/08/21 | Taiwan Insight

Crossing Paths: How Should Taiwan Approach India?

Taiwan should go through the New Southbound Policy to deepen connections with India beyond the purview of political or economic exchanges.