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2021/04/29 | Jenny Li

#LetTaiwanHelp: What Taiwan’s Hashtag Diplomacy Is About

#LetTaiwanHelp was orchestrated to promote a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate, but its origins are much deeper.

2021/04/29 | Deutsche Welle

Covid: Japanese Frustrated At Slow Vaccine Rollout

With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government’s slow rollout of the vaccine.

2021/04/28 | Brian Hioe

KMT Divided Over God-Status of Founder Sun Yat-sen

A KMT central standing committee member said Sun Yat-sen was deified after death. Other KMT politicians don't think so.

2021/04/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts

Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.

2021/04/20 | Bart Dashorst

Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation

Are Taiwanese nationalism and democratization to blame for a lackluster economy? This is the main argument of Chu Wan-wen’s ‘Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation: Democratization and Economic Development’.

2021/04/15 | Jenny Li

Can US-China Competition Be an Impetus for Taiwan To Build a Secure and Moral Economy?

Taiwan must not be preoccupied with the potential bounty to come from US-China competition, but rather concentrate on reforms that will make it resilient against the vicissitudes of world politics.

2021/04/15 | Rath Wang

Beside the Biden Taiwan Delegation, a New Bill to Match

A new draft legislation alongside the delegation of former U.S. government officials is yet another sign of continuity and warming of Taiwan-U.S. relations.

2021/04/14 | Alex Barker

For US, Taiwan Is a Climate Ally, Not a Pawn

It is hard to ethically justify trading away the rights of Taiwan’s 24 million people in exchange for Chinese commitments to reduce carbon output by a few percentage points.

2021/04/12 | Nicholas Haggerty

Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister

Ngerng’s case recalls the traditional battle lines in the struggle for free speech, a heroic picture of a dissenter against the state, whose cause is grounded in a vision of a just society.

2021/04/09 | Bryan Chou

‘The Power Of the People Will Prevail’: The Activist Building Taiwan-Myanmar Solidarity

“As an overseas Myanmar person, all I can do is to get the voices from Myanmar heard, noticed, and have foreigners come together to help my country,” Thomas Chen said.

2021/04/01 | Voice of America

BBC Journalist Leaves China Over Concerns for His Safety

John Sudworth’s move to Taiwan comes amid China’s criticism of BBC’s domestic news coverage.