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2017/10/06 | Michael Turton
BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and US Strategy in Asia
Don't believe the hype. Ian Easton's new book is no roadmap to a 2020 invasion of Taiwan by China. Instead, it is a thoroughly researched joy of a read that delves deep into the complexities of potential cross-Strait conflict, and comes up suggesting Taiwan remains a tough nut to crack for the PLA.
2017/08/31 | Adam Hatch
China-Taiwan Tourism: A Bellwether for Stormy Seas Ahead?
If Taiwan-China trade begins to go the way of cross-Strait tourism, it’s likely that the relationship is headed for even more difficult times, argues Adam Hatch.
2017/07/26 | TNL Staff
Thailand Bucks Trend by Repatriating Taiwanese Fraud Suspects to Taiwan
Today’s move by Thai authorities was doubly surprising given there have been signs of increasing Chinese interference in Thailand or at least a willingness on the part of the junta-led Thai government to comply to China’s wishes.
2017/07/07 | Edward White
Q&A: The (Re)Emergence of Taiwan Identity and Implications for Beijing
‘If the once predominant Chinese identity can move from 53 percent to 3 percent in 30 years, who says it can’t go the other way? … This is the challenge for Beijing.’
BREAKING: New US$1.3b US Arms Sale to Taiwan
Announcement of the sale comes at a sensitive moment for the US and China, as President Trump is working to establish a partnership over trade differences and efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program.
China's Taiwan Squeeze Continues: Trade Office in Ecuador Forced to Change Name
The name changes are widely seen as part of China's stepped-up efforts to pressure Taiwan since the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen took office.
2017/06/08 | TNL Staff
CARTOON: China Rebuffs Taiwan President's Comments on Tiananmen Massacre
China hit back at President Tsai-Ing-wen’s tweets that called for China to adopt democratic reforms.
Does Taiwan’s WHA Exclusion Really Matter? An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Biggest Health Meeting
Not all Taiwanese have been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly this year. One Taiwanese researcher who will be at the meeting in Geneva explains why gaining “observer” status is not all it is cracked up to be, and why Taiwan needs a new strategy that does not rely on its unguaranteed status at the WHA.
2017/04/19 | Marcus P. Chu.
Cross-Strait Relations and Taiwan’s Five Bids for the World University Summer Games
After Taiwan joined the World University Summer Games, China’s role in the five bids determined the Taiwanese cities’ failures and success.
2017/03/23 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Chinese Spies in Taiwan?
'Compared with eight years ago, it’s likely that Beijing now has a greater need to understand and grasp the current situation of the Taiwanese government.'
2017/03/22 | Brian Hioe
Impending Conflict Between the DPP and Taiwanese Youth Activists?
This could be a crucial issue which cements the view for many that the DPP has not proven sufficiently different from the KMT on key issues such as cross-Strait relations.
2017/03/20 | Edward White
Smooth Sailing in Cross-Strait Trade?
China-Taiwan trade statistics for 2016 were released earlier today.
2017/03/06 | The Japan Times
Japan on the 70th Anniversary of ‘228 Incident’ in Taiwan
During the memorial event held Tuesday in Taipei on the 70th anniversary of the uprising, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said her government will take steps to identify where the responsibility for the incident lies.
2017/01/10 | Wayne Pajunen
OPINION: Trump Swings for the Fences on Taiwan
With unpredictability and a solid bat, Trump may change the Taiwan-China paradigm, writes Wayne Pajunen.
2016/11/10 | Edward White
Trump and China: What to Expect at the Start of a New Era of Sino-U.S. Relations
The world needs to quickly come to terms with what for many was an unimaginable reality: Trump is President-elect of the United States.
2016/11/05 | Brian Hioe
The Hung-Xi Meeting, Largely A Pointless Affair?
The Hung-Xi meeting has not revealed anything new we did not already know, but it may be that a poor response from the DPP or a failure of the DPP to manage international perceptions of the meeting can still be a threat to maintaining Taiwan’s de facto independence.