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2017/01/16 | David Brown

The Art of a Trump-China deal

The incoming Trump administration is clearly intent on changing Beijing’s behavior, argues David Brown.

2017/01/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge

Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.

2017/01/15 | Sally Tyler

Doctor, My Eyes

From a Filipino independence leader to Syrian dictator and libertarian US senator, Sally Tyler takes a look at the political visions and impacts of eye doctors who’ve swapped patients for politics.

2017/01/15 | American Citizens for Taiwan

On the Trump-Tsai Call, a Plea for Progressive Support

It’s time for Taiwanese people to speak up and tell our own side of the story.

2017/01/14 | Sam Roggeveen

South China Sea: Tillerson Throws a Rhetorical Bomb

Even if Tillerson and the Trump team walk back these comments in coming days, they will no doubt be remembered in Beijing.

2017/01/13 | The Japan Times

Keep Japan-Korea Comfort Women Deal Alive

The Abe administration needs to keep in mind that, given the paralysis of the Park administration, its diplomatic measures over the dispute could inflame South Korean public opinion.

2017/01/12 | Olivia Yang

Nigeria Orders Closure of Taiwan Office in Capital

'Taiwan will stop enjoying any privileges because it is not a country that is recognized under international law and under the position we have taken internationally we recognize the people of China,' said Nigeria's foreign minister.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan

Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?

2017/01/10 | The Japan Times

Promoting Local Autonomy in Japan

Transferring administrative power from the central to local governments may not be enough to realize true local autonomy.

2017/01/09 | Brian Hioe

ANALYSIS: Dissecting the Hong Kong-Taiwan Dialogue

New Bloom's Brian Hioe dissects an interesting dialogue with political activists and legislators from Taiwan and Hong Kong.

2017/01/09 | Mo Tz-pin

Trending in Taiwan Today

The biggest stories from around Taiwan today.

2017/01/06 | The Japan Times

Japan's Political Landscape in 2017

The Abe administration remains unchallenged within Japan, but a Trump presidency brings turbulence.

2017/01/04 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong in 2017: Off to Another Fighting Start

It is a new year and the fight goes on in Hong Kong, writes Suzanne Pepper.

2017/01/04 | Jeffrey Hutton

From Turning Tricks to Stomping Kickflips in Jakarta

Park life in the slums: Why the problems facing the controversial Jakarta governor could hurt the city’s skateboarding community.

2017/01/03 | Jichang Lulu

China, Greenland and Competition for the Arctic

As China’s presence in Greenland crystallizes, attempts to gain influence beyond just mining permits should naturally become more frequent.