A Bear and a Complex Character: New Symbols of Taiwanese Patriotism?
Symbols are essential to nationalism, and Taiwan will need more of those if it is to succeed in making the case for its continued existence as a distinct political entity on the international stage.
Hong Kong's Loyalty Oath: Gambling Again on Ambiguity
As if they hadn’t created enough trouble for themselves in Hong Kong, Beijing leaders seem to be banking again on the dubious benefits of ambiguity.
Taiwan No Longer a Top 10 Tourism Destination for Chinese
Taiwan has reportedly been struck off the list of hottest travel destinations for Chinese. And a satirical campaign celebrating top Taiwan tourism spots 'without Chinese tourists' has sparked anger.
Beijing Alters Recent History: Says Taipei Suspended Dialogue
China unilaterally suspended cross-strait communication mechanisms late last month after judging that President Tsai had failed to meet Beijing’s expectations.
South China Sea: A Course-Correction is Needed
What would be the basis of this 'Outside-UNCLOS' framework? The starting-point is a recognition that 'win-win' is better than a contest with a winner and a loser.
Chinese Communist Youth League Wins: Film Drops Taiwanese Actor from Project
After weeks of pressure online and a threat of boycott by Chinese ultranationalists, a film studio has given in and chose to replace Taiwan’s award-winning actor Leon Dai.
Line Makes Strong Debut on New York Stock Exchange
With a strong user base in Taiwan, Japan and Thailand, the Line app is trying to break into the world market, where Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger are the dominant players.
Swing Dancers Introduce Taipei to the World
'Naughty Swing' dancers performed at 30 tourist attractions around Taipei, including Chiou Fen, Ximen Red House, Bopiliao Old Street, the Shilin Night Market, and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
WWF Launches ‘Stop Buying Ivory’ Campaign in China
A new campaign seeks to change consumer behavior and push the Chinese government to implement an ivory sales ban within the next two years.
Taiwan Gets Closer to Adopting Refugee Bill
The bill states that foreigners and stateless persons displaced by war or natural disasters, or who are forced to leave their country due to differences in religion, race, ethnicity, or political beliefs, can apply for refugee status in Taiwan.
Human Rights Must be Enshrined in Taiwan's New Southbound Policy: Experts
Rights advocates argue that if Taiwanese businesses continue to use legal loopholes in Southeast Asia, President Tsai's New southbound policy will be no more than a catchword for 'economic colonization.'
No Stepping Back for Xi After Hague Ruling
'The boldest, most calculating political leader since Mao, Mr. Xi may have made himself the most fêted politician in modern Chinese history, but in staking everything on personal unassailability he has locked himself — and China — into a position he cannot step down from.'
Beijing in ‘State of Alert’ Ahead of Key Ruling on South China Sea
Armored vehicles and undercover police have been deployed around the Embassy of the Philippines in Beijing amid rumors of planned protests.