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2018/02/28 | Mark Wenyi Lai
OPINION: Taiwan Lost the Strait Aviation Dispute
China's military and its aviation companies are the obvious winners in the conflict, which played well to domestic audiences on both sides of the Strait.
2018/02/24 | Russell Hsiao
OPINION: Cross-Strait Aviation Tensions Have 'Implications Beyond Taiwan'
Contrary to Beijing’s vague claim, there is apparently no direct communication between air traffic control systems in Taiwan and China.
2018/01/31 | Jonathan Sullivan
OPINION: CCP's China Rejuvenation Manifesto Bodes Ill for Taiwan
China is no longer shy about its international aspirations, first among which is reclaiming Taiwan.
2018/01/26 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Airplane Wars
A tit-for-tat spat over airline routes highlights the deplorable state of cross-Strait ties.
2018/01/03 | Sheryn Lee
OPINION: Despite Icy China Relations, Tsai Ends 2017 in Command at Home
Despite icy cross-Strait relations and a failure to address crucial reforms at home, Taiwan's president closed 2017 in a remarkably stable position.
2018/01/02 | Chun-Yi Lee
Cross-Strait Tensions Could Spread to Southeast Asia in 2018
The cross-Strait relationship will no longer be a bipolar game, but a multi-polar setting.
2017/12/09 | Derek Ye Xiao Di
Taiwan's Place in Global Order Shifts as US Turns Inwards
Taiwan's strategic interest to the US is heading for the discard pile.
Trump's Asia Trip was Surprisingly Predictable
Donald Trump seems to be content with withdrawing his country from the Asia-Pacific security landscape — but withdrawing leaves a vacuum into which others will expand.
2017/10/17 | Richard C. Bush
What Will Xi Jinping Say About Taiwan at the 19th Party Congress?
Richard C. Bush examines past speeches to predict what China's leadership might say about Taiwan in the upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress.
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.
2017/09/25 | Brian Hioe
Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition
The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.
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.