Written by Najee Woods. There’s also confusion among the Taiwanese public as to what the 1992 Consensus actually means. According to the Global Taiwan Institute, one-third of the Taiwanese population believes the consensus implies both sides of the Taiwan Strait are separate countries. After newly elected KMT Mayors Han Kuo-Yu and Lu Shiow-yen affirmed their support for the 1992 Consensus, searches about the consensus from both Kaohsiung and Taichung voters on Google skyrocketed.
Written by John F. Copper. Could it be that President Tsai’s favourable image improved so dramatically from January to June? It is hard to believe that it did.
Did the DPP leadership manipulate the polls to favor President Tsai? That seems so. Taiwan had never experienced a standing president being challenged in a primary election for a party’s nomination. It would have been traumatic for the party if William Lai had been chosen. Also, his nomination would have imperiled relations with China and the United States.
Written by Rowena He. The hijacking of history by the Chinese Communist Party, together with the manipulation of nationalistic sentiments, promotes historical amnesia, fosters a narrow and xenophobic nationalism, impedes reflection on historical tragedies and injustice, and stokes enthusiasm for China’s growing international assertiveness. And such state-sponsored made-in-China nationalism, compounded with the soft power exported through agencies such as Confucius Institutes, has profound implications for the future of China, its relationship with Taiwan, and the world.
Written by Ian Inkster, Mark Wenyi Lai and Victoria Hsin Hsin Chang. Identity Politics in the International Context The global thesis is that industrial democracies
Written by John Copper. On November 24, 2018, Taiwan held its mid-term election or what was better known as its “Nine-in-One Election.” Voters went to
Written by Steven Goldstein. El Salvador became the latest country to sever relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan and recognize the People’s Republic
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,
Written by J. Michael Cole. The Chinese military will hold live-fire exercises in the Taiwan Strait this week as President Tsai Ing-wen is on her first
Written by Lauren Dickey. From the corridors of Canberra to Washington DC, the issue of Chinese influence in the domestic affairs of other countries has
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. While Premier William Lai and his cabinet ministers have been bogged down here in Taiwan by the toilet paper price
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
Written by Kuan-Wei Chen. The unilateral activation of the northbound M503 air route by the People’s Republic of China in January 2018 is creating turbulence over