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China’s Biggest Taboos: The Three Ts
June 23, 2015
China’s Biggest Taboos: The Three Ts
Three subjects where thinking differently is forbidden.
China’s Biggest Taboos: The Three Ts
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
How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
June 17, 2015
How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
Recent Chinese military maneuvers in the Bashi Channel had only one purpose.
How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
2 New Ships: Taiwan's Coast Guard Is Thinking Big
June 09, 2015
2 New Ships: Taiwan's Coast Guard Is Thinking Big
The vessels will be deployed in the South and East China Seas respectively.
2 New Ships: Taiwan's Coast Guard Is Thinking Big
China's 2015 Defense White Paper: Don't Forget Taiwan
May 27, 2015
China's 2015 Defense White Paper: Don't Forget Taiwan
The PLA may be shifting its focus to the seas, but Taiwan is still its primary war-fighting scenario.
China's 2015 Defense White Paper: Don't Forget Taiwan
The Question That Is Never Asked: What Do the Taiwanese Want?
May 13, 2015
The Question That Is Never Asked: What Do the Taiwanese Want?
When debating Taiwan's fate, consider what the Taiwanese want.
The Question That Is Never Asked: What Do the Taiwanese Want?
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Populism or Democracy?
April 16, 2015
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Populism or Democracy?
Are recent protests in Hong Kong and Taiwan about democracy or a case of populist fever?
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Populism or Democracy?
US, South Korean Officials: No North Korean Nuclear Test Imminent
April 13, 2015
US, South Korean Officials: No North Korean Nuclear Test Imminent
Plus, China's land reclamation, U.S.-Japan defense guidelines, Indian nukes, and more. Defense and security links.
US, South Korean Officials: No North Korean Nuclear Test Imminent
The Great Chinese Lie About Taiwan
April 11, 2015
The Great Chinese Lie About Taiwan
Taiwan wants many things. War isn't on that list.
The Great Chinese Lie About Taiwan
The Rise of Civic Nationalism in Taiwan: A Conversation with J. Michael Cole
April 09, 2015
The Rise of Civic Nationalism in Taiwan: A Conversation with J. Michael Cole
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi speak to J. Michael Cole about Taiwanese politics and society.
The Rise of Civic Nationalism in Taiwan: A Conversation with J. Michael Cole
China's 'New' Carrier Killer Subs
April 06, 2015
China's 'New' Carrier Killer Subs
Armed with a new supersonic missile, these upgraded boats could spell trouble for US carriers in Asian waters.
China's 'New' Carrier Killer Subs
Taiwan's Newest Weapon Against China
April 03, 2015
Taiwan's Newest Weapon Against China
Taipei has just commissioned a new guided missile corvette designed to target Chinese surface vessels.
Taiwan's Newest Weapon Against China
Singapore's New Drone Is 'Fully Operational'
April 02, 2015
Singapore's New Drone Is 'Fully Operational'
Plus, why a nuclear domino effect is bogus, what Pakistan will do about Yemen, and more. Mid-week links.
Singapore's New Drone Is 'Fully Operational'
As AIIB Deadline Closes, These Two Applicants Might Be Out of Luck
April 01, 2015
As AIIB Deadline Closes, These Two Applicants Might Be Out of Luck
The final flurry of states seeking to join AIIB as founding members included a few surprises.
As AIIB Deadline Closes, These Two Applicants Might Be Out of Luck
Taiwan: A Useful Ally Against China's Cyber Warriors?
March 31, 2015
Taiwan: A Useful Ally Against China's Cyber Warriors?
Taiwan could be a useful partner in countering Chinese hackers, says the country's vice premier.
Taiwan: A Useful Ally Against China's Cyber Warriors?
Is Taiwan out of Vogue in Washington DC?
March 19, 2015
Is Taiwan out of Vogue in Washington DC?
Why don't we hear much about Taiwan in Washington D.C. anymore?
Is Taiwan out of Vogue in Washington DC?
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