Michael Turton

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Michael Turton, a lifelong expat in Taiwan, runs the well-known Taiwan politics blog The View from Taiwan.

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2018/03/30 | Michael Turton

OPINION: The Strangest China-Taiwan Divide of All Is a Media Creation

China is adept at feeding a media narrative that casts Taiwan as a cause of friction rather than a blameless victim of aggression from across the Strait.

2018/04/10 | Michael Turton

OPINION: Exploiting Cross-Strait Tensions for Fun and Profit

Michael Turton argues that international media's crass exploitation of cross-Strait tensions plays right into Beijing's hands.

2017/10/06 | Michael Turton

BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and US Strategy in Asia

Don't believe the hype. Ian Easton's new book is no roadmap to a 2020 invasion of Taiwan by China. Instead, it is a thoroughly researched joy of a read that delves deep into the complexities of potential cross-Strait conflict, and comes up suggesting Taiwan remains a tough nut to crack for the PLA.

2016/05/01 | Michael Turton

Ma Ying-jeou's last little vicious gift to Beijing: roiling relations with Japan

Ma has spent the last couple of months trying to help Beijing by stirring up trouble in the South China Sea. This is a deliberate strategy...