Taiwan’s best chance to stop a forceful takeover by China is to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) coming ashore. That makes the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) a crucial area of investment in terms of financial resources, research and development, and industrial capability.
The fallout from what should have been a case of cross-border cooperation in combating organised crime was depressingly predictable
Moderation, not fundamentalism, is a key to KMTs’ resurrection.
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.
Things are not great for the U.S. just because Taiwan does not make it to Western media headlines.
The Ma-Xi meeting was not a sign of positive developments in cross-strait relations
Post-World War II Europe offers tempting examples of reconciliation. None of them, however, is a good fit for relations between Taiwan and China
It seems that Taiwan has grown accustomed to frequent protests targeting a broad range of issues, starting with land grabbing disputes, ending with increasingly unpopular cross-Strait policy of current KMT administration led by deeply […]
Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* Published in The Diplomat. Later today Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi will travel to China to meet his counterpart, Zhang Zhijun Director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO). It […]