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2016/10/08 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: The People’s Republic of Control

A review of Stein Ringen’s ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’

2019/09/20 | David Evans

Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage

The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?

2018/10/30 | David Evans

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, Politicians Ignore Residents amid Development Frenzy

None of the Kaohsiung mayoral candidates have committed to developing their city for the people.

2019/01/07 | Hilton Yip

OPINION: Xi Jinping's 'Unification' Demand Shows Tsai Was Right All Along

Tsai Ing-wen came under fire for not recognizing the '1992 Consensus,' but Xi's speech last week proved that her strategy was the correct one.

2018/12/12 | R. Evan Ellis

ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Diplomatic Struggle in Latin America

As the potential of a KMT government in 2020 looms large in the thinking of Latin American governments loyal to Taipei, the US has an important role to play in the continuance of Taiwan's diplomatic presence in the region.

2016/09/30 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: Is the West Losing the Influence War to China?

Like-minded coalitions of major states are increasingly unable to counter Beijing’s efforts to isolate Taiwan at international institutions.

2016/11/09 | Sam Chang

Did the Wrong Person Win? Trump, Clinton and Fixing Democracy with Negative Voting

In the selection of UN Secretary General, voting against the nominated candidates is accepted option. Why should not ordinary citizens have the same option when selecting our leaders?

2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas

Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee

As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.

2016/10/14 | J. Michael Cole

China’s Negative Impact on Freedom of the Press Expands Outwards

We all know how China treats its own journalists. But what about the CCP's critics outside China? More and more, it's going after them, too.

2016/10/11 | ZiQing Low

China Slams President Tsai After National Day Address

'Both sides should try to avoid military conflict, but that depends on what other ‘radical action’ Tsai might take,' the CCP mouthpiece Global Times has warned.

2019/06/12 | Cat Thomas

Hong Kong Students in Taiwan Condemn "Puppet" Government, Urge: Stop Police Violence

As Hong Kong Students held a sit-in solidarity with their compatriots Taiwan's Digital Minister laid the blame for the unrest where it belongs: With the PRC

2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics

While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.

2020/01/02 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer

A helicopter crash on Thursday killed Taiwan's military chief of staff and seven others only days ahead of the general election. Presidential and legislative candidate have paused their campaigning activities.

2019/08/16 | Allen Chen

Weak Military Training Leaves Taiwanese Draftees Unprepared for War

Taiwan’s national defense is in a weak state because of its inefficient military training program for conscripted soldiers.

2018/10/31 | g0v.news

Countering Suppression via Open Source: Lessons from Tibet and China

A civil servant with the Tibetan government in exile and a Chinese dissident talk about the role civic tech and open source plays in defending their communities from CCP hacking.