Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Recall and referendum reform would be a mistake for Taiwan

The past month in Taiwanese politics has been dominated by two things: referendums and recalls. Back on December 18th, there were four referendums held on topics as diverse as nuclear power, pork i...

The opportunity of Omicron

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Perhaps Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (習近平) missed a trick when he instructed the World Health Organization to skip the Greek letter Xi from its COVID-19 variant categori...

Taiwan’s ideal New Year resolution a fresh approach to cross-strait deterrence

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — As we enter 2022, there is more focus than ever on cross-strait relations and the perceived risk of China invading Taiwan sooner rather than later. Much of the discu...

Lithuania should consider formally recognizing Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — If you had the pleasure of wandering around the Food Taipei 2021 expo which opened Wednesday (Dec. 22), you may well have happened upon the Lithuania Pavilion. Perha...

Cross-strait stability requires strategic clarity not ambiguity

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Congresswoman Elaine Luria is no ordinary American politician. She had a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Navy before running for public office and now serves ...

Winter Olympics will see Cold War battle lines drawn

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It was confirmed on Monday (Dec. 6) the United States will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest the Chinese Communist Party&...

Taiwan's biggest threat is China miscalculating chance of invasion

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — During his long spell as prime minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo was a respected global leader and dependable friend of Taiwan. His eight years in the role are almost un...

WHO — You cannot be Xi-rious!

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Back in May, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a major policy announcement on the COVID-19 pandemic. No, they weren’t apologizing for ignoring the lette...

Ties with Taiwan easier than most countries think

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Watching a parliamentary committee meeting from a foreign country is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially when it runs to nearly two-and-a-half hours. However...

Time to move past Beijing's unrighteous indignation over Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Just about every time Taiwan engages with the outside world, there is a phrase that pops up in Western media coverage: “In a move likely to anger Beijing...&rdquo...

Taiwan's pleas to be part of COP26 fall on deaf ears

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The COP26 Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, has focused the thoughts of the world once more on the issue of climate change. These U.N. climate change conferences ofte...

Defending Taiwan from invasion is a must

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It feels right now as if international support for Taiwan has never been so strong. President Joe Biden recently said at a town hall meeting that the United States &...

CPTPP delay likely to result in stalemate

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is not a name that rolls off the tongue, while its acronym is quite the tongue twister...

China’s economic woes run deeper than Evergrande

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – A few weeks back, the international media was awash with stories about Evergrande Group, China’s second-largest property developer. Having borrowed big to scal...

CCP’s saber-rattling and ADIZ incursions are backfiring

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Double Ten Day is fast approaching and around the globe, Taiwan’s representative offices and expat communities are celebrating the 110th anniversary of the establ...