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2020/12/04 | Voice of America

China Proposes New Restrictions on Foreigners, Religious Services

The draft regulations require foreign worshipers who want to host religious activities in China to apply for a permit and demonstrate they are “friendly to China” in their country of origin.

2020/12/07 | Voice of America

Observers Say Beijing’s Planned Blacklist of Taiwan Secessionists Could Backfire

Beijing's list of Taiwan secessionists could fuel even further anti-China sentiment in Taiwan.

2020/10/15 | Jenny Li

Strengthening US-Taiwan Relations Without a Military Commitment

A bilateral trade agreement, government exchanges, and changing the name of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office are pro-Taiwan measures the U.S. should consider.

2020/12/01 | The Interpreter

Beijing’s Line on the South China Sea: “Nothing To See Here”

China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.

2020/12/07 | Bryan Chou

Australian Wine Is the Latest Democratic Unifier

Politicians around the world have been calling on consumers to buy a bottle of Australian wine to show support for Australia’s fight against China’s punitive sanctions.

2020/01/09 | New Bloom

DPP: Hsieh Pei-fen Leads a New Service Generation

New Bloom interviewed Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬), legislative candidate for the DPP in Taipei City District 6. Hsieh previously worked as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations and in the National Security Council.

2020/03/10 | Voice of America

New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change

Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.

2020/11/16 | Voice of America

Amid China Tensions, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam Pin Hopes on Biden

Based on his record as vice president, scholars say Biden can be expected to put more emphasis on diplomacy, rather than the sort of military moves favored by President Donald Trump.

2020/11/18 | Rath Wang

'Taiwanese Americans for Progress' Plans For Post-Trump Future

Rath Wang, a founding committee member of Taiwanese Americans for Progress, writes on the road ahead for the organization after the 2020 U.S. election.

2020/01/02 | Abby Huang

New Power Party: Chen Jiau-hua, the Iron Lady of Environmental Protection

The News Lens interviewed Chen Jiau-hua, the first legislative candidate on New Power Party's party list. Chen is a longtime environmental activist who wishes to enter the legislature and push for real changes.

2020/01/13 | Deutsche Welle

Will Tsai Ing-wen’s Landslide Victory Force Beijing to Rethink Its Approach to Taiwan?

Beijing has said it will not change course on Taiwan after Tsai's election victory. However, experts think her big win is more than "a slap in the face" for Beijing — it also reflects the failure of policy.

2020/11/17 | Bryan Chou

The KMT’s Emblem Becomes an Issue Again

The longstanding controversy over the KMT and ROC emblems exemplifies the complexity of Taiwanese politics.

2020/12/31 | East Asia Forum

The Year of Unexpected Successes in Taiwan

While the world waits to see how the Biden administration’s foreign policy team will approach China and Taiwan, President Tsai at least will be in a position to roll into 2021 confident in Taiwan’s firm global standing.

2020/01/14 | Voice of America

Taiwan Elections Belie Notion of ‘Asian Value,’ Says Analyst

Taiwan’s election this week, along with South Korea’s successful democratic transition in the 1990s, challenged the notion that democracy isn't suited for Asian cultures.

2020/11/13 | TNL Staff

Most Pro-Taiwan Lawmakers Reelected To Congress

With the majority of races for the U.S. Congress called, most pro-Taiwan legislators up for reelection have won.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

GOG Backtracks on Releasing ‘Devotion,’ Gamers Up in Arms

GOG announced yesterday that Devotion, first removed in February, will return to the platform, but it is no longer the case.

2020/11/19 | Voice of America

In Bid To Rely Less on US, China Firms Stockpile Taiwan Tech Hardware

Chinese technology firms are stockpiling semiconductors made in Taiwan, which produces some of the world's most advanced chips, in an effort to depend less on U.S. supplies

2020/12/29 | Voice of America

How American Pork Could Lead To Wider US Trade Deal With Export Powerhouse Taiwan

Taiwanese officials will lift a longstanding ban on U.S. pork imports to open talks on a free trade deal with its second biggest trading partner.