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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.

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers
October 10, 2019

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
Recent incidents affecting Southeast Asian foreign workers muddy Taiwan’s claims as a regional guarantor of human rights. 

Taiwan Condemns Attack on Hong Kong Activist Denise Ho and Destroyed Lennon Walls
October 02, 2019

Taiwan Condemns Attack on Hong Kong Activist Denise Ho and Destroyed Lennon Walls

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan officials denounced an attack on Denise Ho in Taipei and said it would deport Chinese nationals who deface Lennon Walls.

Marching Against Totalitarianism in Taiwan, With Hong Kong in Mind
October 01, 2019

Marching Against Totalitarianism in Taiwan, With Hong Kong in Mind

By James X. Morris
On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters in Taipei took to the streets, many in solidarity with Hong Kong.
Taiwan Loses 2 Diplomatic Allies, Wins US Support Ahead of Crucial Presidential Election
September 26, 2019

Taiwan Loses 2 Diplomatic Allies, Wins US Support Ahead of Crucial Presidential Election

By Nick Aspinwall
The diplomatic defections of Kiribati and the Solomon Islands were followed by a strong statement of U.S. support for Taiwan.

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