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2019/01/10 | The Interpreter

Tsai Ing-wen's Battle to Quell DPP Factionalism Is Not Over Yet

Despite the ascendance of Tsai ally Cho Jung-tai to DPP chair, the president still presides over a house divided.

2019/01/09 | Stuart Heaver

Want to Understand the US-China Trade War? Turn Back the Clock to 1784

Trade tensions between the US and China have roots in 18th century tea tariffs and opium clippers.

2019/01/09 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan's Indigenous to Xi: Taiwan Is Not China, Xi Does Not 'Understand Dignity'

In an open letter to Xi Jinping, Taiwan's indigenous call on China to respect the self-determination of the island and its indigenous population.

2019/01/09 | East Asia Forum

How the Meng Wanzhou Case Imperils the US Commitment to 'Rule of Law'

As US-China trade negotiations continue in Beijing, it's hard not to feel like Meng is being leveraged as a 'bargaining chip' – after all, Donald Trump has admitted as much.

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.