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2020/11/30 | Voice of America

Taiwan Using Its Close US Ties To Seek Elusive Economic Deals With a Major Trading Partner

Taiwan has signed a memorandum of understanding to expand “economic prosperity” in a meeting with U.S. officials in Washington, on the path to a bilateral trade agreement.

2020/11/27 | Bryan Chou

Why Taiwan Has No Absentee Voting Yet

While most democratic countries provide certain forms of external voting for their legislative or presidential elections, Taiwan is catching up to make voting more accessible to its citizens no matter where they live.

2020/11/27 | Deutsche Welle

Will Singapore or Taiwan Replace Hong Kong as Asia’s Financial Hub?

If Hong Kong ends up being just another Chinese megacity, it will lose its role as a leading financial center. Could Taiwan or Singapore serve as alternatives?

2020/11/26 | Voice of America

Thai Protesters Direct Ire at King’s Massive Wealth

Protesters demanded public oversight of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s vast wealth on Wednesday outside the headquarters of Siam Commercial bank. He is said to hold a 23.5% stake in the bank worth an estimated US$2.3 billion.

2020/11/24 | Voice of America

3 Hong Kong Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists in Custody

Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow were taken into custody after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last June.

2020/11/23 | Bryan Chou

China’s List of Taiwanese Independence Advocates Is Meant To Divide Taiwan

The function of the list appears to be provoking Taiwanese to question the Taiwaneseness and pro-independence stances of those who are not on the list.

2020/11/23 | East Asia Forum

Can Suga Lead on Japanese Foreign Policy?

Suga can be one of the many typical post-war premiers who focuses on domestic policy, but the regional security environment around Japan will not allow this indefinitely.

2020/11/20 | Deutsche Welle

Chinese President Xi Jinping Blasts Protectionism in APEC Speech

The Chinese president boasted about the role China will play in solving major global crises while preaching the benefits of free trade. He was talking in the aftermath of the signing of the world's biggest trade deal.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Shuts Down Pro-China CTi News

This is the first time the NCC has rejected a permit renewal from a news channel since the agency was set up to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in Taiwan.

2020/11/19 | Voice of America

In Bid To Rely Less on US, China Firms Stockpile Taiwan Tech Hardware

Chinese technology firms are stockpiling semiconductors made in Taiwan, which produces some of the world's most advanced chips, in an effort to depend less on U.S. supplies

2020/11/18 | Rath Wang

'Taiwanese Americans for Progress' Plans For Post-Trump Future

Rath Wang, a founding committee member of Taiwanese Americans for Progress, writes on the road ahead for the organization after the 2020 U.S. election.

2020/11/18 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Grounds F-16 Fighter Jets After One Goes Missing

The training accident, the fifth this year, marks Taiwan’s third military aircraft crash in 2020.

2020/11/18 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand: Dozens Injured in Violent Protests

Pro-democracy activists and security forces have clashed once again in Bangkok, with police using tear gas and water cannons laced with irritating chemicals to stop protesters from entering the country's parliament.

2020/11/17 | Bryan Chou

The KMT’s Emblem Becomes an Issue Again

The longstanding controversy over the KMT and ROC emblems exemplifies the complexity of Taiwanese politics.

2020/11/17 | East Asia Forum

The Shifting US Position Over the Senkaku Islands

With U.S. commitment to help defend the Senkaku Islands, the question Japan now faces is whether it will be drawn deeper into the increasingly hostile U.S. policies toward China, a country that happens to be Japan’s largest trading partner.

2020/11/16 | Voice of America

Amid China Tensions, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam Pin Hopes on Biden

Based on his record as vice president, scholars say Biden can be expected to put more emphasis on diplomacy, rather than the sort of military moves favored by President Donald Trump.

2020/11/13 | TNL Staff

Most Pro-Taiwan Lawmakers Reelected To Congress

With the majority of races for the U.S. Congress called, most pro-Taiwan legislators up for reelection have won.

2020/11/11 | Jenny Li

Why Taiwan Is Still Safe

The concerns that a Biden presidency portends the end of Taiwan are misplaced.