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Taiwan’s Han Kuo-yu Picks Running Mate as Scandals, Controversies Swirl
November 14, 2019

Taiwan’s Han Kuo-yu Picks Running Mate as Scandals, Controversies Swirl

By Nick Aspinwall
Han Kuo-yu announced former premier Chang San-cheng as his vice presidential pick, while controversial comments and property acquisition scandals hamper his campaign.

The TAIPEI Act Is an Act of Wishful Thinking
November 13, 2019

The TAIPEI Act Is an Act of Wishful Thinking

By Jansen Tham
The Act is unlikely to achieve its stated goal of expanding Taiwan's diplomatic space.
Taiwan Rebukes Beijing’s New 26 Measures for Cross-Strait Exchanges
November 09, 2019

Taiwan Rebukes Beijing’s New 26 Measures for Cross-Strait Exchanges

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s ruling DPP rejected China’s offer of incentives to Taiwanese nationals, while the opposition KMT welcomed the move.

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy and the Looming Election
October 25, 2019

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy and the Looming Election

By Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang
With the election looming large on the horizon, Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is obviously at a decisive juncture.

Taiwan and Hong Kong Spar Over Fate of Recently Freed Murder Suspect
October 24, 2019

Taiwan and Hong Kong Spar Over Fate of Recently Freed Murder Suspect

By Nick Aspinwall
Hong Kong and Taiwan disagree on how to handle the potential return of Chan Tong-kai, wanted for murder in Taiwan.

Friends from Hong Kong: Taiwan’s Refugee Problem
October 23, 2019

Friends from Hong Kong: Taiwan’s Refugee Problem

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Hong Kongers looking for asylum in Taiwan are hostage to the island’s 2020 presidential politics.

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan
October 22, 2019

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan

By Travis Sanderson
In the event of an invasion, Taiwanese with the financial resources to do so would likely flee to Japan. Is Tokyo ready?
Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule
October 17, 2019

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The country’s defense minister told parliament that the $4.5 billion upgrade program for 142 F-16 fighter jets is on schedule.

U.S. Congressman Accuses China of ‘Visa Blackmail’ Due to Planned Taiwan Visit
October 17, 2019

U.S. Congressman Accuses China of ‘Visa Blackmail’ Due to Planned Taiwan Visit

By Nick Aspinwall
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney said Beijing denied visas to a U.S. congressional delegation due to their plans to also visit Taiwan.

Taiwan Can Profit from the US-China Tech War
October 15, 2019

Taiwan Can Profit from the US-China Tech War

By Victor (Lin) Pu
The Taiwanese government could seize the space created by the U.S.-China tech conflict.

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers
October 10, 2019

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
Recent incidents affecting Southeast Asian foreign workers muddy Taiwan’s claims as a regional guarantor of human rights. 
Taiwan Condemns Attack on Hong Kong Activist Denise Ho and Destroyed Lennon Walls
October 02, 2019

Taiwan Condemns Attack on Hong Kong Activist Denise Ho and Destroyed Lennon Walls

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan officials denounced an attack on Denise Ho in Taipei and said it would deport Chinese nationals who deface Lennon Walls.

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