Written by Qi Dongtao. China’s recently released communique of the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) drew much attention. This is because it not only contains proposals for China’s 14th Five-Year Plan but also because people are curious to know how Beijing will address the unprecedented internal and external challenges that China is facing.
Written by Leo Chang and Alan H. Yang. Taiwan’s effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a growing number of countries to support Taiwan’s membership in the World Health Organization (WHO).
Written by Yao-Hung Huang. The tragedy that is the spread of the COVID 19 virus has dominated headlines around the world. While in Taiwan it has been a cause of considerable consternation, it has at the same time incited controversy about Taiwan’s relationship with the Chinese mainland.
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. A recent episode in Prague illustrates in two important ways that China’s relations with the West are changing fast. It shows the need for the US and Western Europe to reimagine relations with Taiwan, bring Taiwan in from the cold of political isolation, start working towards a normalization of relations, and find a rightful place for that democratic country in the international family of nations.
Written by Selcuk Colakoglu. After ceasing all diplomatic relations in 1971, Ankara and Taipei needed to re-establish their relations in the late 1980s to address both countries’ rising economic potentials. This period saw many Western countries severing their relations with Beijing over Tiananmen Square in 1989, and Ankara’s relationship with Beijing become strained in the early 1990s due to the Xinjiang Uyghur issue.
Written by Robert S. Wang. On 5 February 2019, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) published an article entitled “PLA bombers, jet fighters in
Written by Dongtao Qi. The results of Taiwan’s 2018 nine-in-one local elections surprised many observers. Surely many of them had been anticipating the DPP’s loss
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 Russell Hsiao. On January 4, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced that
Written by June Teufel Dreyer. “United Front Work is an important magic weapon for the victory of the party’s cause.” Xi Jinping, October 2017 The Chinese
Written by Alexander Kozlov. Taiwan has had a long and dramatic relationship with the United Nations, from being — as the Republic of China (ROC)
Written by Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi. Little is known of the details of Nigeria-Taiwan relations, but last year will go down as the most turbulent in