Politics


  • Confirm
  • .

2020/08/24 | Nicholas Haggerty

EDITORIAL: The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee

There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.

2020/08/25 | Hiro Fu

OPINION: Does the DPP Victory in Kaohsiung Mark a Return To Normal?

The by-election has brought a few aspects of Taiwanese politics into focus: party domination, the KMT's failed choice in choosing a candidate, and the high expectations that Mayor Chen will be facing.

2020/08/28 | Brian Hioe

How Trump and Biden Differ on Taiwan

No matter who wins in November, the U.S.-Taiwan relationship will remain a relationship of convenience.

2020/08/31 | Voice of America

China’s 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Delegation Visits Taiwan

In defiance of China, a delegation led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.

2020/09/15 | The Interpreter

The Making of Prime Minister Suga

Shinzo Abe's “Mr. Fix-It” has the top job. Will he make his own mark in a country famed for its revolving door of PMs?

2020/09/24 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong

He was held for "unlawful assembly" during protests last year, his lawyers said. He was also reportedly charged with violating the anti-mask law — a ban placed on wearing masks in public.

2020/09/26 | Deutsche Welle

Why Is Singapore Falling Behind in Press Freedom?

Police in Singapore are investigating the New Naratif media outlet, founded by academic and athlete PJ Thum, for publishing unauthorized paid advertisements on Facebook during the July 2020 election campaign.

2020/09/29 | Jenny Li

A Middle Path Between Strategic Ambiguity and Clarity on Taiwan

The U.S.'s strategic ambiguity on Taiwan is outdated, but 'strategic clarity' may risk war. Policy makers ought to strike a balance.

2020/10/02 | Voice of America

Trump, First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

President Trump tested positive after months of playing down the seriousness of Covid-19.

2020/10/05 | Voice of America

50 US Senators Push for Taiwan Trade Deal

As tensions have risen between Washington and Beijing over Covid-19, trade, human rights issues, and Chinese espionage, many lawmakers are looking to strengthen ties with Taiwan.

2020/10/07 | Voice of America

Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.

2020/10/08 | Voice of America

KMT Reversal Prompts Fresh Chinese War Threat Against Taiwan

The Kuomintang has urged the government to actively pursue restoration of formal diplomatic ties with Washington, eliciting a bellicose response from Chinese state media.

2020/10/13 | Hiro Fu

The KMT Is a House Divided

The spectacle of the KMT veering between China and the U.S. for improved relations is more than a story of simply being swayed by criticism from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) or the press.

2020/11/18 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand: Dozens Injured in Violent Protests

Pro-democracy activists and security forces have clashed once again in Bangkok, with police using tear gas and water cannons laced with irritating chemicals to stop protesters from entering the country's parliament.

2020/11/23 | East Asia Forum

Can Suga Lead on Japanese Foreign Policy?

Suga can be one of the many typical post-war premiers who focuses on domestic policy, but the regional security environment around Japan will not allow this indefinitely.

2020/12/02 | East Asia Forum

Why RCEP Is a Big Deal

The RCEP trade deal, signed on November 15, shows deep commitments to trade liberalization and regional economic integration, but challenges to implement it lie ahead.

2020/12/18 | East Asia Forum

ASEAN in the Driver’s Seat in the South China Sea

After decade-long disputes, what can we expect to see in South China Sea in the upcoming year?

2021/01/06 | Bryan Chou

Tsai’s Poll Numbers Are on the Decline. Why?

With the poll figure inching closer to 50%, Tsai’s honeymoon period has seen its end, a foundation says.