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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.

2020/11/17 | Nicole-Ann Lobo

Taiwan Deserves Better Than Modi’s Nationalism

International solidarity is crucial in Taiwan’s struggle for autonomous recognition, but the country is unlikely to find an ally truly committed to democratic ideologies in India’s government.

2020/11/16 | Xiaochen Su

International Students Can Stem Decline Facing Asian Universities

East Asian universities face a long-term demographic crisis, risking gains in competitiveness made over recent years. Attracting students from abroad may be the solution.

2020/11/11 | Jenny Li

Why Taiwan Is Still Safe

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

2020/11/11 | Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Will Joe Biden Go To War With China for Taiwan?

The relationship between the United States and China will be a central issue for Joe Biden's presidency, and the United States will have to make clear exactly where it stands on Taiwan.

2020/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

What’s Behind Taiwanese Support for Trump?

There’s not much that Taiwan can do about China’s threat. But the government can address the economic and social sources of insecurity.

2020/11/06 | Judy Chen

How Taiwanese International Students Are Making This Semester Normal

Life in Taiwan has continued apace during the pandemic. But for Taiwanese international students, this time has been an opportunity to redefine their idea of normal.

2020/11/06 | East Asia Forum

Chinese-Style Censorship Is No Fix for the Covid-19 Infodemic

China’s control has turned its internet environment into a hotbed of distorted information and ultra-nationalistic narratives.

2020/11/05 | Nelson Chung

What Baseball Says About Taiwanese Culture and Identity

As Taiwanese players have been shining on the baseball diamond these days, it may be a great time to examine the issues relating to Taiwanese culture and identity that linger over the local baseball scene.

2020/11/03 | P. Kerim Friedman

Who’s Taiwanese?

There is also no better symbol of Taiwanese sovereignty than its move to disassociate citizenship from Chineseness.

2020/11/03 | Rath Wang

Why Taiwanese Americans Are Voting for Joe Biden

While many people in Taiwan favor a Trump presidency due to his anti-CCP rhetoric, many in the Taiwanese American community have a different opinion.

2020/10/30 | Sean Pan

The Struggle for LGBT Adoption Rights: An Interview With Reese Li

Reese Li of Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy (TLFRA) explains the contours of the struggle for adoption rights for gay couples.

2020/10/29 | Bryan Chou

What Can Taiwan Learn From South Korea in Recruiting Migrant Workers?

Taiwan has had a labor brokerage system for migrant workers in place for around three decades, but calls are mounting for the government to replace it with a direct-hire scheme. How should Taiwan do it?

2020/10/29 | Syrena Lin

Taiwanese Sculptor Ju Ming’s Last Act

From a hardscrabble youth in colonial Japanese Taiwan, Ju Ming ascended to the heights of the international art scene. His last act has been turning a wasteland in New Taipei City into a large-scale sculpture park — a "museum for everyone."

2020/10/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

A Small Press That Seeks To Bring Taiwan To the World

Camphor Press is on a quixotic mission to bring Taiwan to the world through English-language publications.

2020/10/28 | James X. Morris

“Your Trend, My Normal”: A Review of ‘Black in Asia’

Through a series of 23 vignettes, 'Black in Asia' examines personal accounts of navigating Asia’s social spaces that lack the lived experience of what it means to be Black.