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Taiwan Says it is ‘Preparing For War,’ But Are Taiwanese Mentally Ready?
October 25, 2021

Taiwan Says it is ‘Preparing For War,’ But Are Taiwanese Mentally Ready?

By Liam Gibson
A persistent perception gap between public and policymakers may undermine government efforts to build the island’s resilience.

Xi and Tsai’s Dueling Messages on Cross-Strait Relations
October 15, 2021

Xi and Tsai’s Dueling Messages on Cross-Strait Relations

By Zhenze Huang
How should we understand the “Double Tenth Day” addresses made by the two leaders?
Explaining the PLA’s Record-Setting Air Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
October 14, 2021

Explaining the PLA’s Record-Setting Air Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ

By Adrian Ang U-Jin and Olli Pekka Suorsa
Multiple reasons likely contributed to the spike in incursions and sorties in early October.

What Do Taiwanese Think of China’s Record-Setting Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ?
October 06, 2021

What Do Taiwanese Think of China’s Record-Setting Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ?

By Brian Hioe
Chinese military aircraft have broken consecutive records in the past week. What message is Beijing trying to send, and is it being received as intended?

Taiwan Applies for CPTPP Membership
September 23, 2021

Taiwan Applies for CPTPP Membership

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan is a natural fit for the CPTPP in economic terms, but its bid will likely face intense opposition from China.

How Are Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Faring in the Great Vaccine Race?
July 09, 2021

How Are Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Faring in the Great Vaccine Race?

By Shannon Tiezzi
With China as a major world supplier of vaccines, is recognizing Taiwan a handicap in the rush to procure shots?

Understanding China’s Aerial Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
June 02, 2021

Understanding China’s Aerial Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ

By Adrian Ang U-Jin and Olli Pekka Suorsa
China’s incursions are meant more as a signal to the United States than a military threat to Taiwan.
As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China
May 01, 2021

As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan, under pressure to alleviate a global chip shortage, is fighting a drought at home and recruitment of its engineers by Chinese competitors.

Beijing’s Military-Heavy Approach to Taiwan Locks the US and China in a Security Dilemma
April 20, 2021

Beijing’s Military-Heavy Approach to Taiwan Locks the US and China in a Security Dilemma

By Jo Kim
Beijing’s non-military options for coercing Taiwan are showing dwindling returns, meaning China is increasingly using military signaling to respond to any perceived provocation.

Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks
April 08, 2021

Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks

By Associated Press
Amid growing worries that China is preparing for military action, Taiwan’s foreign minister affirms Taiwanese “are willing to defend ourselves.”

Rumors of War in the Taiwan Strait
March 20, 2021

Rumors of War in the Taiwan Strait

By Denny Roy
Prospects of an imminent Chinese invasion are overblown – but that doesn’t mean Taiwan can be complacent.
Taiwan Promotes ‘Freedom Pineapples’ in Response to Chinese Import Ban
March 06, 2021

Taiwan Promotes ‘Freedom Pineapples’ in Response to Chinese Import Ban

By Nick Aspinwall
The U.S. and Canada are among the countries promoting Taiwanese pineapples after China moved to block all imports of the fruits, citing biosecurity concerns.

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