Written by Ian Inkster. In the 27 September 2017 issue of Taiwan Insight I spelled out in ‘Taiwan, the UK and the Chinese Factor’ some
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China’s New Air Routes Near Taiwan: Why Now? To What End?
Written by J. Michael Cole. The unilateral activation by China earlier this month of four air routes close to the median line in the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan’s Political Party System—Past, Present and Future
Written by John F. Copper. Any political system can be assessed and judged by its party structure, parties being a sine qua non to the functioning
China is still angry over the last Taiwan crisis
Written by J. Michael Cole. Twenty-one years ago, as Taiwanese were readying to hold their country’s first direct presidential election later in March, China flexed its
Would China go to war over U.S. Navy port calls in Taiwan?
Written by J. Michael Cole. Li Kexin, speaking at the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington last week told hundreds of people assembled at
Catalonia: How Can Taiwan Draw Lessons?
Written by Ian Inkster. For one political system to draw lessons from what is happening in another is a tortuous notion and a difficult practice. But
Taiwan, the UK and the Chinese Factor
Written by Ian Inkster. The meeting between President Tsai and a British parliamentary delegation on the 3rd of August in Taipei was full of enthusiastic
Brawls in Taiwan’s Legislature: A Blemish, Yes, but Hardly a Way of Life
Written by J. Michael Cole. Anyone who follows domestic politics in Taiwan will have seen in recent days a series of brawls pitting opposition Kuomintang
Creative Ideas for Conflict Resolution in the Taiwan Strait Must be Based on Facts
Written by J. Michael Cole. In an article published in the Diplomat on 4 April, Dr. Liu Yawei, director of the China Program at the Carter Center
São Tomé and Príncipe drops Taiwan, embraces China
Written by J. Michael Cole. The African nation of São Tomé and Príncipe on December 20 announced that it was severing diplomatic relations with the Republic
A Taiwan Defense Blueprint for the Trump Era
Written by J. Michael Cole. The election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States on November 9 is expected to bring change