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

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2018/10/03 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan's Higher Education Threatened by Low Birthrate, 'China Factor'

An Oxford Economics report estimates that Taiwan will have the world's largest talent deficit by 2021.

2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight

How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?

How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?

2019/06/27 | Taiwan Insight

Rap for the Machine: How the CCP Co-Opted Chinese Rap

Chinese Rap artists, such as CD Rev, are aligning their songs with the views of the CCP in terms of their Taiwan and Xinjiang narratives in return for access to the tools that will bring their groups wild success within the PRC.

2018/09/28 | Taiwan Insight

The 'Realist' Case for the US to Keep Supporting Taiwan

Some US commentators have called for the US to be 'realistic' and compromise with China on Taiwan. But supporting Taiwan is the truly realistic option.

2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight

Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?

Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?

2018/11/16 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: Taiwan Is No 'Thucydides Trap'

Casting Taiwan as a casus belli is outdated and unhelpful.

2019/08/27 | Taiwan Insight

Teresa Teng, Taiwan's Legendary Singer and Sweetheart

Teresa Teng's angelic voice defied censorship and continues to reverberate through time.

2019/10/09 | Taiwan Insight

Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation

Cultural taboo and inadequate government policy make it incredibly difficult to conserve Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtles.

2018/11/22 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: Political Power Structures Shift Ahead of Taiwan' Local Elections

The stage is set for the election to be a vote of confidence on the Democratic Progressive Party's record in office.

2019/11/05 | Taiwan Insight

Will Taiwan’s Indigenous Population Vote Differently in 2020?

Taiwan’s indigenous population has historically voted for KMT, but a dynamic shift might be coming in the 2020 legislative elections.

2019/12/11 | Taiwan Insight

How Did Taiwan and the US Respond to China's Meddling in Taiwan's Elections?

China's interference in Taiwan's upcoming elections is evident. What steps have Taiwan and the U.S. taken to safeguard the election against China's intervention?

2019/04/26 | Taiwan Insight

What Do Burkina Faso and eSwatini Tell Us About Taiwanese Diplomacy?

Taiwan lost one sub-Saharan African ally in 2018, but it's gripping tightly onto another.

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.