Menu
Account
China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections
April 12, 2019
China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections
Taiwan’s November elections weren’t directly about cross-strait relations, but that doesn’t mean China had no impact.
China’s Surreptitious Economic Influence on Taiwan’s Elections
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
January 03, 2019
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
Xi's January 2 remarks betrayed three fundamental misunderstandings of the Taiwan situation.
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
Xi Says Taiwan ‘Must’ Unify With China as Tsai Unveils Her Own ‘Four Musts’
January 02, 2019
Xi Says Taiwan ‘Must’ Unify With China as Tsai Unveils Her Own ‘Four Musts’
The leaders of China and Taiwan just presented starkly divergent paths to improving cross-strait relations.
Xi Says Taiwan ‘Must’ Unify With China as Tsai Unveils Her Own ‘Four Musts’
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
December 20, 2018
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
City-to-city cross-strait exchanges circumvent the national DPP and appear to be popular among Taiwan’s incoming mayors.
Taipei-Shanghai Forum Puts Ko Wen-je’s China Views Into Focus
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
December 18, 2018
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
Insights from Elizabeth Freund Larus.
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
The China Factor in Taiwan’s Local Elections
December 06, 2018
The China Factor in Taiwan’s Local Elections
The ruling DPP’s defeat may offer China opportunities ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
The China Factor in Taiwan’s Local Elections
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
October 10, 2018
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
Tsai Ing-wen promises to stay the course on cross-strait relations, while pursuing “values-based diplomacy” abroad.
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
Will Taiwan Trap Itself Into ‘One China’ Again?
September 20, 2018
Will Taiwan Trap Itself Into ‘One China’ Again?
In Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, China might have found a useful wedge to influence Taiwan's domestic politics.
Will Taiwan Trap Itself Into ‘One China’ Again?
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
China Takes Revenge for Tsai Ing-wen's US Trip – Via a Taiwanese Cafe Chain
August 16, 2018
China Takes Revenge for Tsai Ing-wen's US Trip – Via a Taiwanese Cafe Chain
Soon after Tsai completed her hig-profile stopover in the U.S., the chain was accused of “supporting Taiwan’s independence.”
China Takes Revenge for Tsai Ing-wen's US Trip – Via a Taiwanese Cafe Chain
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
August 03, 2018
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
This goes beyond dislike for the DPP – it’s a long-term strategy from Beijing.
Why Is China Bullying Taiwan?
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
May 25, 2018
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
The loss of yet another diplomatic ally -- Burkina Faso -- is just the tip of the iceberg.
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
Including Taiwan Should Not Be a Troubling Issue for the WHO
April 20, 2018
Including Taiwan Should Not Be a Troubling Issue for the WHO
Despite the new WHO director-general's emphasis on reform and inclusion, Taiwan remains sidelined.
Including Taiwan Should Not Be a Troubling Issue for the WHO
China’s Hardened Stance on Hong Kong and Taiwan
April 04, 2018
China’s Hardened Stance on Hong Kong and Taiwan
Dark days are ahead for Hong Kong and Taiwan as Beijing's hardline strategy continues.
China’s Hardened Stance on Hong Kong and Taiwan
Bypassing Tsai Ing-wen, China Offers Perks to Taiwan's People
February 28, 2018
Bypassing Tsai Ing-wen, China Offers Perks to Taiwan's People
Beijing issues 31 detailed measures granting Taiwanese people equal treatment with mainlanders.
Bypassing Tsai Ing-wen, China Offers Perks to Taiwan's People
Time To Shelve The 1992 Consensus
December 12, 2017
Time To Shelve The 1992 Consensus
The mainland should go beyond its carrot-and-stick strategy and seek a new consensus with Taiwan.
Time To Shelve The 1992 Consensus
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief