Written by Gerrit van der Wees. In mid-August 2018, Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen undertook her fifth journey abroad since taking office. The nine-day state visit
Has the U.S.–China–Taiwan relationship changed?
Written by Mark Lai. Last month, President Tsai Ing-wen visited Paraguay and Belize, two of the handful countries that still have formal diplomatic relations with
A tale of two cities: Relocating U.S. embassies in Israel and Taiwan
Written by Simon Preker. At first sight, Jerusalem and Taipei do not share much common ground. Sure, certain approaches in Taiwan’s official memory politics intersect
The politics of erasing Taiwan
Written by Huong Le Thu and Alan H. Yang. In recent years, the diplomatic pressure exerted by China over Taiwan has grown increasingly acute. Beijing
Two years into Tsai’s China policy: Is it time for change?
Written by Yu-Hua Chen. At her inauguration speech on May 20th 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen pledged to maintain the stability of Taiwan’s relations with China,
Re-envisioning Taiwan’s public diplomacy
Written by William C. Vocke. A large part of the Republic of China’s (ROC’s) foreign policy has focused on the issue of sovereignty and the
Taiwan’s diplomatic status erodes again
Written by John F. Copper. On May 1st 2018, the Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China and broke ties with Taiwan. It was one
What next after the Taiwan Travel Act?
Written by Shirley Kan. The U.S. Congress passed the Taiwan Travel Act, and President Trump signed the bill into law on March 16, 2018. The
Turkey-Taiwan relations: Opportunities and limitations
Written by Selcuk Colakoglu. During the early stages of the Cold War, Turkey was one of the many countries looking to recognise the Republic of China
China’s 31 Preference Policies for Taiwan: an opportunity, no threat
Written by Gunter Schubert. On February 28th, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office announced a set of 31 new preference policies (31PP) to attract more Taiwanese to
The recognition imperative behind Taiwan’s diplomacy
Written by Colin Alexander. Taiwan’s recent drive towards greater participation in the World Health Organisation (WHO) provides an opportunity for a wider discussion about modern
Taiwan’s official diplomatic relationships
Written by Joel Atkinson. In December 2016, the small African island state of Sao Tome and Principe cut diplomatic relations with Taiwan and recognised China. Panama followed