J. Michael Cole

J. Michael Cole

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J. Michael Cole is a senior non-resident fellow with the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute and an associate researcher with the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).

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[BOOKS] Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: A Journey

J. Michael Cole

Published by Routledge today, ‘Convergence or Conflict’ shows why Taiwan matters, where it is headed, and why ‘peaceful unification’ is illusory.


OP-ED: For Taiwan, the Sun Doesn’t Rise and Set with China

J. Michael Cole

Only when the international community stops looking at Taiwan through the China lens will those motivations be fully understood.


ICAO Refuses to Invite Taiwan to Assembly

J. Michael Cole

The decision yet again demonstrates China's ability to coerce international institutions into making decision that go against their very mandate, putting politics before public health and safety.


OP-ED: SCMP the Good Little Mouthpiece

J. Michael Cole

More and more, the South China Morning Post’s editorials read as if they were drafted in Beijing. Here’s an example.


To Terminate or Not? Taiwan’s ‘Cloud Peak’ Medium-Range Missile Program

J. Michael Cole

A recent report by the ‘China Times’ claims Taiwan has decided to abandon efforts to develop a medium-range missile that could hit Beijing or Shanghai. While aborting the program would make sense, Taipei won’t be doing so for the reasons stated in the article.


OP-ED: China the Twelve Year Old

J. Michael Cole

For far too long we have allowed the tyrant child to determine our actions. This must stop. We must stop fearing it.


Spurned, Beijing Bypasses Taiwan’s Central Government

J. Michael Cole

Beijing is seeking to undermine the authority of Taiwan’s central government by creating bilateral dependencies and sowing division within society. It has been going on for quite a while.


Japanese Politician's Taiwan Connection Causes Storm as Party Vote Looms

J. Michael Cole

Attacked for her dual nationality, Democratic Party deputy head Renho is in a race to abandon her ROC citizenship.


Official Blames ‘Rude’ Taiwanese for Drop in Chinese Tourism

J. Michael Cole

‘We need to stop using smearing language about Chinese people, especially on the Internet.’


UPDATED: PO Denies Tsai’s New Southbound Policy Coordination Office to Close

J. Michael Cole

The Executive Yuan and negotiators from the Ministry of Economic Affairs will now be in charge of implementing the policy.

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