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2019/11/27 | The Interpreter

Global Diplomacy Index: China Now Has the Largest Diplomatic Network

China has overtaken the U.S. with the largest diplomatic network in the 2019 Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index.

2019/11/26 | Raphael Lin

The ‘1992 Consensus’ Never Existed — Beijing Only Wanted ‘One China’

The "1992 Consensus" has been flung around by Taiwanese politicians as a way to discuss cross-strait relations, but there was never even a consensus.

2019/11/25 | TNL Feature

Could a Taiwanese President Commit Treason and Get Away With It?

Within the scope of authority of the president as specified by the constitution, would it be possible for a president to commit treason and get away with it?

2019/11/22 | Sumit Kumar

An Overview of Closer US-Taiwan Ties in 2019

2019 marked a new height of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Here's a review of what has been accomplished this year between the two countries.

2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight

Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?

Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?

2019/11/18 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Raid University After All-Night Siege

After a two-day standoff, police have stormed into a major university campus as protesters fought back with gasoline bombs and bows and arrows. Fires can be seen raging inside and outside the school.

2019/11/15 | Toh Jin Xuan

China's Absence From Golden Horse Underscores Taiwan's Cultural Diversity

China has withdrawn from the Golden Horse Awards to undermine Taiwan's film industry, but it has only accentuated the diversity of participation this year.

2019/11/14 | Louis Lo

The KMT Party List Is an Insult to the Taiwanese Public

The KMT's party list nominations for 2020 election are godawful and embarrassing.

2019/11/14 | Op-Ed

Uncovering the Unofficial Taiwan-Indonesia Relations

A brief overview of how Taiwan and Indonesia have maintained a friendly relationship over the past three decades.

2019/11/12 | Syrena Lin

China's 26 Measures: 'Wan Wan' Is Already at Home

China's new 26 measures and its call for "Wan Wan" to come home are just trivial attempts to undermine Taiwan's 2020 elections, again.

2019/11/12 | Op-Ed

OPINION: Solution to Kashmir Conflict Lies in East Timor

The UN should look to resolve the Kashmir dispute b reviewing the example of East Timor's independence movement.

2019/11/08 | The Interpreter

What Does 'Blockchain With Chinese Characteristics' Mean?

Cryptocurrency made a comeback after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for blockchain technology development. What would blockchain even look like in a heavily monitored society?

2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle

Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong

Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.

2019/11/07 | Hiro Fu

50 Shades of Green: The Democratic Progressive Party's Identity Crisis

The real challenge ahead for Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party may not be the presidential race, but an all-out identity crisis.

2019/11/05 | Taiwan Insight

Will Taiwan’s Indigenous Population Vote Differently in 2020?

Taiwan’s indigenous population has historically voted for KMT, but a dynamic shift might be coming in the 2020 legislative elections.

2019/11/04 | Deutsche Welle

Kashmir: Independence Activists Draw Inspiration From German Reunification

Calls for a free Kashmir are becoming louder on both sides of the divided region. Can the German reunification model be applied to the India- and Pakistan-ruled Kashmir? And what can Kashmiris learn from it?