December 15, 2020
Would China Invade Taiwan for TSMC?
By John Lee
The second piece of a two-part analysis focusing on semiconductors and cross-strait geopolitics.
October 22, 2020
China’s Military Incursions Around Taiwan Aren’t a Sign of Imminent Attack
By Kharis Templeman
Instead, China’s military bravado represents the end state of a failed strategy.
September 11, 2020
Chinese Jets Intrude Taiwan Air Defense Zone for Second Day
By Steven Stashwick
Taiwan issued warnings and condemned the flights as it conducted its own military drills.
August 18, 2020
Trouble on China’s Periphery: The Stability-Instability Paradox
By David Skidmore
Today's Chinese nationalism is built on CCP loyalty and Han culture and identity – and thus leaves out a large number of China’s people.
July 22, 2020
Did COVID-19 Really Give China a Strategic Advantage?
By Denny Roy
For China, the pandemic was more burden than opportunity.
April 30, 2020
COVID-19 Brings Cross-Strait Relations to a Crossroads
By Chieh-chi Hsieh
Even more than Tsai’s landslide re-election, the outbreak spells major trouble for the CCP’s unification agenda.
February 21, 2020
Czech Companies the Latest Target of Chinese Retaliation for Taiwan Ties
By Nick Aspinwall
The Chinese government threatened Czech companies over a planned Taiwan visit by a top Czech official. It’s part of a global strategy to pressure entities that engage with Taiwan.
February 13, 2020
Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?
By Derek Grossman
The framework for governing Hong Kong and Macau – and, Beijing hopes, one day Taiwan – is battered but unbroken.
February 07, 2020
The Coronavirus Outbreak Presents an Opportunity for Cross-Strait Rapprochement
By Jo Kim
Taipei and Beijing could both extend olive branches in the name of a public health emergency that would otherwise be politically infeasible.
January 30, 2020
Is This the End of the 1992 Consensus?
By Zihao Liu
The 1992 Consensus is being challenged by each of the three major forces shaping cross-strait relations: the DPP, the KMT, and Beijing.
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?
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.