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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.
Time for Taiwan to Scrap the Indigenous Diesel Submarine
November 30, 2019

Time for Taiwan to Scrap the Indigenous Diesel Submarine

By Michael A. Hunzeker and Joseph Petrucelli
The stakes are too high for Taiwan to waste money on outdated programs.

Chinese Spy Defects to Australia Offering a Trove of Security and Intelligence Information
November 27, 2019

Chinese Spy Defects to Australia Offering a Trove of Security and Intelligence Information

By Joshua Mcdonald
Wang “William” Liqiang told Australia’s Nine Network that he’d been working as a Chinese spy.

Taiwan and Hong Kong Spar Over Fate of Recently Freed Murder Suspect
October 24, 2019

Taiwan and Hong Kong Spar Over Fate of Recently Freed Murder Suspect

By Nick Aspinwall
Hong Kong and Taiwan disagree on how to handle the potential return of Chan Tong-kai, wanted for murder in Taiwan.

China’s Corporate Social Credit System Demands Political Obedience from Companies
October 24, 2019

China’s Corporate Social Credit System Demands Political Obedience from Companies

By Daniel Rechtschaffen
The primary purpose of the social credit system may not be to censor companies, but censorship is undoubtedly within its scope.

Friends from Hong Kong: Taiwan’s Refugee Problem
October 23, 2019

Friends from Hong Kong: Taiwan’s Refugee Problem

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Hong Kongers looking for asylum in Taiwan are hostage to the island’s 2020 presidential politics.
How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan
October 22, 2019

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan

By Travis Sanderson
In the event of an invasion, Taiwanese with the financial resources to do so would likely flee to Japan. Is Tokyo ready?

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands
October 18, 2019

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands

By Denghua Zhang
A closer look at the logic put forth by the Solomon Islands’ task force which examined the choice between Taiwan and China.

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule
October 17, 2019

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The country’s defense minister told parliament that the $4.5 billion upgrade program for 142 F-16 fighter jets is on schedule.

U.S. Congressman Accuses China of ‘Visa Blackmail’ Due to Planned Taiwan Visit
October 17, 2019

U.S. Congressman Accuses China of ‘Visa Blackmail’ Due to Planned Taiwan Visit

By Nick Aspinwall
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney said Beijing denied visas to a U.S. congressional delegation due to their plans to also visit Taiwan.
Taiwan Can Profit from the US-China Tech War
October 15, 2019

Taiwan Can Profit from the US-China Tech War

By Victor (Lin) Pu
The Taiwanese government could seize the space created by the U.S.-China tech conflict.

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