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Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls
December 06, 2018
Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls
In 2017, the ruling DPP reformed the Referendum Act. The first referendum votes under the new act did not go smoothly.
Taiwan’s Direct Democracy Experiment Stumbles at the Polls
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
November 21, 2018
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
In what should be a referendum year, both parties appear to be adjusting their messages for the 2020 presidential elections.
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
Taiwan Is Retaking the Initiative With Its New Southbound Policy
October 23, 2018
Taiwan Is Retaking the Initiative With Its New Southbound Policy
Forget Beijing: Taiwan is rolling out its “warm power” to win friends across Southeast and South Asia.
Taiwan Is Retaking the Initiative With Its New Southbound Policy
A Nation Reborn? Taiwan's Belated Recognition of Its Southeast Asian Heritage
September 28, 2018
A Nation Reborn? Taiwan's Belated Recognition of Its Southeast Asian Heritage
Can Taiwan reinvent itself as a part of Southeast Asia?
A Nation Reborn? Taiwan's Belated Recognition of Its Southeast Asian Heritage
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
September 04, 2018
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
As Taiwan pushes to distance itself from China, Kinmen Island wants to build a bridge to Xiamen and “become a peninsula.”
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
August 30, 2018
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
And why a new Monroe Doctrine won’t help Taiwan in its battle for diplomatic survival.
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
July 18, 2018
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
The fight to save Taiwan's endangered trees is ensnaring migrant workers – but at the expense of the real criminals?
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
June 27, 2018
Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
Labor protests in Taiwan reveal a pesky sincerity problem for government agencies.
Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
May 18, 2018
The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
Taiwan’s systemic inertia has created the perfect environment for the continued exploitation of migrant fishermen.
The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
Taiwan’s Nuclear Dilemma
March 14, 2018
Taiwan’s Nuclear Dilemma
Nuclear energy has long been a contentious issue for Taiwan, but there are few good alternatives.
Taiwan’s Nuclear Dilemma
Taiwan's Vanishing History
February 22, 2018
Taiwan's Vanishing History
A cemetery’s destruction highlights Taiwan’s systemic lack of cultural preservation.
Taiwan's Vanishing History
The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War
January 10, 2018
The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War
The end of the Kim regime would spell trouble for the Taiwan Strait.
The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War
The White Wolf of Taiwan
September 18, 2017
The White Wolf of Taiwan
Zhang Anle and his solution for the cross-strait dilemma.
The White Wolf of Taiwan
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
March 18, 2017
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
Huaxin Street in Taipei is home to many of Taiwan's 40,000 Burmese immigrants.
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
March 02, 2017
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
Tsai Ing-wen's popularity is falling amid pressure from Beijing and economic uncertainty.
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
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