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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.
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.
2018/11/16 | Taiwan Insight
OPINION: Taiwan Is No 'Thucydides Trap'
Casting Taiwan as a casus belli is outdated and unhelpful.
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.
2018/11/24 | Taiwan Insight
5 Questions for After Taiwan's Election
As Taiwan's election results begin to come in, these are the key questions that must be answered in their wake.
2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight
ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea
The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.
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.
2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight
Taiwan Cinema Through the Lens of Wei Te-sheng
A new book charts the blossoming of Taiwan's cinema from the dawn of the democratic era to the present day.
2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight
The Taiwan Coast Guard's South China Sea Challenge
Taiwan is bulking up its coast guard, but the scope of ROC territory necessitates some tough decisions for its commanders.
2018/10/06 | Taiwan Insight
Inside Taiwan's Indie Music Scene: Is It Truly 'Independent'?
Taiwan's indie scene has coalesced with the mainstream, sometimes muddying the distinction between 'indie' and 'independent.'
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?
2018/09/14 | Taiwan Insight
Embassy Analysis: The American Institute in Taiwan vs Trump's Jerusalem Move
Look to Jerusalem for a read on the significance of this summer's opening of a new complex for Taiwan's de facto embassy.
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.