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China-Taiwan Relations: Toward an Improved Cross-Strait Status Quo
March 16, 2016
China-Taiwan Relations: Toward an Improved Cross-Strait Status Quo
The status quo around the cross-Strait issue is failing the United States, even as it is failing Taiwan and the PRC.
China-Taiwan Relations: Toward an Improved Cross-Strait Status Quo
China and Taiwan Leaders Emphasize Kinship, 1992 Consensus in Historic Talks
November 07, 2015
China and Taiwan Leaders Emphasize Kinship, 1992 Consensus in Historic Talks
Much of what Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping said was intended to influence a third party: DPP leader Tsai Ing-wen.
China and Taiwan Leaders Emphasize Kinship, 1992 Consensus in Historic Talks
The Strange Case of the KMT’s Hung Hsiu-chu
June 23, 2015
The Strange Case of the KMT’s Hung Hsiu-chu
The KMT is in a process of adjustment before the 2016 elections, but it seems to be moving in the wrong direction.
The Strange Case of the KMT’s Hung Hsiu-chu
Time for Taiwan's Opposition to Clarify Its Cross-Strait Policy
June 13, 2015
Time for Taiwan's Opposition to Clarify Its Cross-Strait Policy
A nebulous position benefits no one.
Time for Taiwan's Opposition to Clarify Its Cross-Strait Policy
Chu-Xi Meeting: Neither Historic Nor Groundbreaking
May 04, 2015
Chu-Xi Meeting: Neither Historic Nor Groundbreaking
Don't hold your breath for a "historic" cross-strait breakthrough.
Chu-Xi Meeting: Neither Historic Nor Groundbreaking
As Tsai Ing-wen Enters Taiwan’s Presidential Race, the China Challenge Looms Large
April 17, 2015
As Tsai Ing-wen Enters Taiwan’s Presidential Race, the China Challenge Looms Large
As Tsai Ing-wen gears up to run for Taiwan's presidency, she will have to wrangle with a tough problem: China.
As Tsai Ing-wen Enters Taiwan’s Presidential Race, the China Challenge Looms Large
Xi Urges Vigilance Against Taiwan Independence
March 05, 2015
Xi Urges Vigilance Against Taiwan Independence
Xi denounced Taiwan independence and stressed the importance of the 1992 consensus in a veiled message to Taiwan's DPP.
Xi Urges Vigilance Against Taiwan Independence
Washington’s Obsolete Taiwan Policy
January 18, 2015
Washington’s Obsolete Taiwan Policy
The approach to Taiwan is strangely at odds with its policy elsewhere in the region.
Washington’s Obsolete Taiwan Policy
Aircraft Carriers in the Taiwan Strait
December 29, 2014
Aircraft Carriers in the Taiwan Strait
Aircraft carriers are a major factor in cross-strait strategic stability.
Aircraft Carriers in the Taiwan Strait
Two Myths About KMT’s Defeat in Taiwan’s Local Elections
December 23, 2014
Two Myths About KMT’s Defeat in Taiwan’s Local Elections
The Kuomintang’s recent drubbing had nothing to do with cross-Strait policies or Hong Kong.
Two Myths About KMT’s Defeat in Taiwan’s Local Elections
The Fallout From Taiwan's 2014 Elections
December 11, 2014
The Fallout From Taiwan's 2014 Elections
Alan Romberg discusses Taiwan's 2014 elections and their ramifications for Taiwan and cross-strait relations.
The Fallout From Taiwan's 2014 Elections
KMT’s Drubbing and a Surgeon’s Victory: Not Just Cross-Strait Relations
December 10, 2014
KMT’s Drubbing and a Surgeon’s Victory: Not Just Cross-Strait Relations
A big win in Taipei by an independent candidate owed to more than discontent over China policy.
KMT’s Drubbing and a Surgeon’s Victory: Not Just Cross-Strait Relations
Taiwan and the Future of the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement
March 27, 2014
Taiwan and the Future of the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement
The protests over the past week leave Taiwan in an awkward position.
Taiwan and the Future of the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement
Taiwan: Another Step Towards Integration?
January 27, 2014
Taiwan: Another Step Towards Integration?
A new concept adopted by the leading opposition party seems likely to strengthen cross-strait integration.
Taiwan: Another Step Towards Integration?
Gambia’s Break with Taiwan
December 02, 2013
Gambia’s Break with Taiwan
The decision by Gambia to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan speaks volumes about China-Taiwan relations.
Gambia’s Break with Taiwan
Taiwan’s Parliamentary Brawl: Debate Rages over Nuclear Plant
August 05, 2013
Taiwan’s Parliamentary Brawl: Debate Rages over Nuclear Plant
Punches and water flew in Taiwan’s Parliament last Friday as the debate over a nuclear plant grew heated.
Taiwan’s Parliamentary Brawl: Debate Rages over Nuclear Plant
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