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Lockheed Martin Awarded $32.9 Million Pentagon Contract for Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program
January 17, 2020

Lockheed Martin Awarded $32.9 Million Pentagon Contract for Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. defense contractor has won a contract modification for logistics support to Taiwan’s F-16 upgrade program.

Taiwan Holds Latest Military Drills Following Elections
January 16, 2020

Taiwan Holds Latest Military Drills Following Elections

By Associated Press
Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen.
The Taiwan Election’s Other Big Winner: Ko Wen-je’s Taiwan People’s Party
January 16, 2020

The Taiwan Election’s Other Big Winner: Ko Wen-je’s Taiwan People’s Party

By Nick Aspinwall
The upstart TPP secured five legislative seats, a major win for a party formed only five months ago by a mayor with presidential ambitions.

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan
January 15, 2020

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan

By James Baron
Soong’s departure from the political scene signals a break with Taiwan’s authoritarian past.

Treading Choppy Waters: Cross-Strait Relations in Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Election
January 15, 2020

Treading Choppy Waters: Cross-Strait Relations in Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Election

By Pam Kennedy
Taiwan's presidential election was heavily influenced by cross-strait relations. What comes next?

Taiwan Candidates Rally as KMT Official Accused of Attempting to Bribe Chinese Defector
January 10, 2020

Taiwan Candidates Rally as KMT Official Accused of Attempting to Bribe Chinese Defector

By Nick Aspinwall
Wang Liqiang, the self-proclaimed Chinese spy, reportedly received death threats in an attempt to coerce him to recant his allegations and falsely implicate Taiwan’s DPP in corruption.

What Does Taiwan’s Public Think About Election Interference From China?
January 10, 2020

What Does Taiwan’s Public Think About Election Interference From China?

By Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn, Isabel Eliassen, Carolyn Brueggemann, and Alexandrea Pike-Goff
Polling shows Taiwanese interpret China's interference and disinformation campaigns through partisan lens.
‘I Could Never Trust Them’: The China Factor in Taiwan’s Youth Vote
January 10, 2020

‘I Could Never Trust Them’: The China Factor in Taiwan’s Youth Vote

By Staś Butler
The Hong Kong protests are mobilizing Taiwan’s youth ahead of a pivotal election.

Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China
January 09, 2020

Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China

By Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang
Whatever the result of the election on Saturday, the surge in Taiwanese identity among young people is here to stay.

Beijing’s Fear of Taiwan Independence Under Tsai Steers Taiwan Away From Unification – Again
January 08, 2020

Beijing’s Fear of Taiwan Independence Under Tsai Steers Taiwan Away From Unification – Again

By Jo Kim
Why does so much of China's approach to Taiwan under the DPP seem self-defeating? Because Beijing believes it has no other choice.

Taiwan: The Tsai Doctrine
January 07, 2020

Taiwan: The Tsai Doctrine

By Nick Aspinwall
Under President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan has turned away from China and embraced the rest of the world. But the country has found out the hard way that diplomacy can carry moral cost.
Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan
January 07, 2020

Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Kiribati, the latest of Taiwan's former allies to switch to China, holds special significance for Beijing.

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