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2016/09/30 | Hsu Chia-yu

Tsai Says Taiwan 'Needs to Resist Pressure from China'

Some Chinese critics argue that President Tsai's open letter to the DPP constitutes a 'declaration of war' on China.

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.

2016/09/30 | ZiQing Low

ICAO Will Mute Mics At Mention of Taiwan: Paraguay Official

Paraguay's representative at ICAO said they were warned against speaking for Taiwan at the assembly.

2016/09/29 | The Japan Times

OPINION: U.S. Presidential Debate Unnerving for Asia

For non-American viewers, the first U.S. presidential debate provided ample cause for alarm.

2016/09/29 | Kelly Ip

OP-ED: The Fall of Joshua Wong?

Just as it seemed like Wong and his fellow student activists had reached a milestone, it is also where he fell.

2016/09/26 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: For Taiwan, the Sun Doesn’t Rise and Set with China

Only when the international community stops looking at Taiwan through the China lens will those motivations be fully understood.

2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2016/09/23 | J. Michael Cole

ICAO Refuses to Invite Taiwan to Assembly

The decision yet again demonstrates China's ability to coerce international institutions into making decision that go against their very mandate, putting politics before public health and safety.

2016/09/23 | Guobin Yang

Translation, Cyber Nationalism and Activism in China

Besides cyber-nationalism, translation plays an important role in environmental activism, feminist activism, labor activism and human rights activism.

2016/09/22 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: SCMP the Good Little Mouthpiece

More and more, the South China Morning Post’s editorials read as if they were drafted in Beijing. Here’s an example.

2016/09/21 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong Voters Have Spoken, but Is Anyone Listening?

Will Beijing modify its head-in-the-sand approach to the challenges it now faces in Hong Kong?

2016/09/20 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s Pro-Independence Party Turns Focus to School Students

Despite being barred from standing in the Hong Kong’s elections, one political party is hard at work building support for independence from China among high school students.

2016/09/20 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwanese Paralympians Forced to Wear KMT Emblem after China Pressured Officials

Taiwanese athletes at the Paralympics wore the emblem of Taiwan's opposition party after China piled pressure on international sport administrators.

2016/09/20 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: China the Twelve Year Old

For far too long we have allowed the tyrant child to determine our actions. This must stop. We must stop fearing it.

2016/09/19 | J. Michael Cole

Spurned, Beijing Bypasses Taiwan’s Central Government

Beijing is seeking to undermine the authority of Taiwan’s central government by creating bilateral dependencies and sowing division within society. It has been going on for quite a while.

2016/09/14 | J. Michael Cole

Japanese Politician's Taiwan Connection Causes Storm as Party Vote Looms

Attacked for her dual nationality, Democratic Party deputy head Renho is in a race to abandon her ROC citizenship.