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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.

2020/11/13 | Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Hong Kong’s Rule of Law Is at Its End

By throwing out pro-democracy lawmakers, Hong Kong's Beijing-dominated legislature is quickly losing any veneer of autonomy. A broken legal system has permitted this democratic dysfunction.

2020/11/12 | TNL Staff

‘Taiwan’ Blocked in WHO Facebook Video

Messages that contain the word “Taiwan” are blocked from appearing in the comments section below a live-streaming video of the WHA meeting on Facebook.

2020/11/12 | Voice of America

Reshaping Hong Kong Continues With Pro-Democracy Lawmaker Crisis: Analysis

In Hong Kong, after four pro-democracy lawmakers were removed from office and 15 resigned, there is now no legal opposition within the Legislative Council.

2020/11/11 | TNL Staff

US, Taiwan To Hold Economic Dialogue This Month

A bilateral dialogue between the U.S. and Taiwan on economic prosperity, led by Keith Krach, the top economic diplomat who visited Taiwan in September, will take place on November 20.

2020/11/10 | TNL Staff

TSMC Founder Appointed as Taiwan’s Envoy To APEC Again

This is the third time Tsai named the founder and former CEO of TSMC to represent her in the summit. He was the envoy in 2018 and 2019, during her first term as the president.

2020/11/10 | East Asia Forum

Refugees Left Stranded by Southeast Asia Amid Covid-19

As governments impose strict border controls to contain the spread of Covid-19, asylum seekers and refugees are stranded at sea.

2020/11/09 | TNL Staff

New Art Museum Opens in Chiayi To Reconstruct Taiwan's Art History

The Chiayi Art Museum is a part of Taiwan’s plan to reconstruct the island’s history of art.

2020/11/09 | Voice of America

US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

U.S. is speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the island revamps its defense strategy against China, who has sent warplanes into Taiwan's airspace repeatedly these days.

2020/11/05 | Michael Beltran

Philippines Celebrities Not Immune From Red-Tagging Terror Campaign

The practice of "red-tagging" in the Philippines is usually reserved for dissidents, but recent comments from a general suggest that the government has celebrities in their sights.

2020/11/05 | Voice of America

Heralding Deal With China, Philippines Restarts Offshore Oil-Gas Exploration in Disputed Sea

On October 15, the Philippine government lifted a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration. A joint energy development project may help warm up relations with China and speed up economic recovery.

2020/11/05 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan, Indonesia Spar Over Migrant Worker Fees

While Indonesia is taking on the responsibility for protecting their citizens, it is time for Taiwan to do the same for migrant workers in order to live up to its reputation as a beacon for human rights in Asia.

2020/11/04 | Deutsche Welle

US Approves $600 Million Sale of Armed Drones to Taiwan

The US has agreed to sell four MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan to boost its defenses amid increasing threats by China. The Trump administration has cleared arms packages worth $4.2 billion to the island in recent weeks.

2020/11/03 | Voice of America

Why Deadly Philippine Super Typhoon Ended up Sparing Lives

With the experience in 2013 with Typhoon Haiyan, both the people and government of the Philippines are much more prepared for the storm this time.

2020/11/02 | The Interpreter

Taiwan: Rising Stakes for Australia

America’s policy of “strategic ambiguity” is being hotly contested, but multilateralism might offer a fresh approach.

2020/10/31 | Rath Wang

The Year's Only In-Person Workplace Pride Was Just Held in Taipei

The event was a demonstration of two pillars of Taiwan's cultural diplomacy: its successful Covid-19 response, and its progress in LGBT equality.