Republic of China


Election Frontrunner VP Lai: No Framework for Taiwan’s ‘Formal Independence’

TNL Staff

Lai reiterated that there is no framework nor roadmap for “formal independence” as Taiwan is a “sovereign, independent country” itself.


The Origins of Taiwan’s Jewish Community

Jordyn Haime

In the early days of establishing a communal presence in Taiwan, Jews faced both reluctance toward religious inclusion and a Saudi intervention.


The KMT’s Emblem Becomes an Issue Again

Bryan Chou

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


Don’t Blame Jeremy Lin. The Problem Is Taiwan’s ROC Nationality Laws.

Catherine Chou

If Taiwan does not want to be seen simply as a “Chinese democracy,” giving a permanent stake in society to those who migrated from other parts of the world is an important step towards shedding that label.


Professor's Apology to Chinese Student Sparks Debate on Taiwan's Academic Freedom

TNL Staff

A Chinese student in Taiwan demanded his professor make an apology based on Covid-19 comments during a lecture.


OPINION: Why Taiwan’s China Airlines and the CPBL Must Reflect Reality in Their Names

Hilton Yip

The names of China Airlines and Chinese Professional Baseball League have cast a shadow on Taiwan's lauded Covid-19 response. It's time to change these names to reflect Taiwanese reality.


From ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Controversy to Taiwanese Identity


How did Tom Cruise's jacket in "Top Gun: Maverick" spark a global controversy over Taiwan?


OPINION: 1 Thing The ROC Flag Represents for All of Us


Should we respect the history of the ROC flag, or should we discard it and move on? Whatever your view, the debate over its existence reflects the strength of Taiwanese democracy.


INFOGRAPHIC: How Taiwan's Presidents Speak About Taiwan and China

If Lin

Taiwan’s leaders have bounced between terms when referring to Taiwan and China, with Tsai Ing-wen notably abandoning the usual lexicon.


OPINION: Think Twice Before Backing a Referendum on Taiwan's Constitution

Timothy S. Rich

The benefits of a referendum proposed by the Island of Joy and Happiness Coalition calling for a new Taiwan constitution remain unclear.

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