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2019/03/28 | Milo Hsieh

President Tsai Calls for US Support of Taiwan in Address to Heritage Foundation

Tsai Ing-wen, speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation, said Taiwan needs US support to maintain its democracy and avoid the 'Hong Kong model' amid threats of Chinese influence and interference.

2019/03/21 | Suzanne Pepper

China's National People's Congress Broadcasts Hong Kong's Ominous Future

China's recent National People's Congress provided hints of the party's views on Hong Kong, Taiwan, and 'one country, two systems.'

2019/03/21 | Global Voices

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev Resigns but Leaves Little Hope for Reform

Power is expected to stay within the family following the longtime leader's shock resignation.

2019/03/20 | Milo Hsieh

William Lai Faces an Uphill Battle in His Primary Run Against President Tsai

The DPP party base is rallying around Tsai Ing-wen, meaning William Lai may struggle to find national support for his campaign.

2019/03/20 | Taiwan Insight

Looking Back at 40 Years of US-Taiwan Ties Under the Taiwan Relations Act

The Taiwan Relations Act has provided for stability in US-Taiwan relations while allowing for enough ambiguity to keep Beijing at bay.

2019/03/20 | Policy Forum

Thailand's Election: Will the Government Be Held Accountable?

The three branches of the Thai government have long operated with impunity regardless of electoral results, writes Thai constitutional law scholar Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.

2019/03/18 | The Interpreter

Solomon Islands May Be Considering a Diplomatic Switch From Taiwan to China

Prime Minister Rick Hou’s political party has said it will review Solomon Islands relations with Taiwan if elected, raising the possibility of a switch to China.

2019/03/14 | James Borton

China at a Crossroads on Economic Growth at National People's Congress

Chinese attempts to jumpstart its sluggish economy at this year's National People's Congress overlook the country's previously stated environmental goals.

2019/03/14 | TIME

Chinese Official Says Xinjiang Detention Camps May Eventually Be Phased Out

The official also compared the internment camps, which house up to 1.5 million Muslims, to 'boarding schools.'