The fallout from what should have been a case of cross-border cooperation in combating organised crime was depressingly predictable
Xi’s visit to the Czech Republic offers insight into the limits of Beijing’s soft power, relying mostly on economic incentives and undermined by its own sense of insecurity.
Moderation, not fundamentalism, is a key to KMTs’ resurrection.
Beijing’s measured approach of making its presence felt has been effective so far, but it may yet lead rivals to join hands against it.
KMT’s devastating election defeat is a sign of bigger problems for a party that is so out of touch with the socio-political trends in Taiwan.