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2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng
An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind
A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.
2018/10/15 | The Conversation
EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China
China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.
2018/10/15 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: Extend the HSR to Pingtung? Let’s Talk After the Election
Major transport projects have long been presented as a potential boon to Taiwan's south around election time.
2018/10/12 | James Baron
OPINION: China's New 'Softy Power' Could Spell Trouble for Taiwan
Chinese emissaries are emerging as world leaders in the field of simulated falling down and whinging.
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.
2018/10/10 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: Beijing's Taiwan Squeeze Offers a Blueprint for the China Century
China's creeping interference in Taiwan's democracy reflects changing currents in Indo-Pacific geopolitics.
2018/10/08 | Asia Dialogue
ANALYSIS: The CCP's 10-Year Policy to Control Tibetan Buddhism
A concerted attempt by the Communist Party to control Tibetan Buddhism is inching closer to fruition.
2018/10/07 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Must Avoid a Rightward Shift
Falun Gong's campaign against the Democratic Socialists of America shows the potential for right-wing forces to co-opt anti-CCP sentiment in Taiwan.
2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga
We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.
2018/09/28 | China Brief
Guess Who's Back: Xi Sheds Low Profile to Navigate the Trade War
Xi Jinping laid low throughout the summer, leading to rabid speculation from China watchers. He's back now, but is he here to stay?
2018/09/28 | China Brief
China and Myanmar Circle Warily around Proposed Economic Corridor
There is considerable doubt on both sides over a proposed China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.