The unilateral launch of new air routes by China and intensifying activity by the PLA Air Force near and around Taiwan could be the first steps in a series of escalatory moves by Beijing to intimidate Taiwan and prevent a future U.S. role in the area.
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.
Talking defense is hardly a vote catcher, but we need to know how the next commander-in-chief intends to defend the nation against external aggression
Process of Taiwan’s democratization introduced greater demand for transparency in defence planning.
Looking to local elections for clues as to how this or that party will fare in national elections is a precarious thing. Professor Shelley Rigger has argued earlier on this blog that […]
Last year, on 14 January 2012, combined legislative and presidential elections took place in Taiwan. Incumbent candidate Ma Ying-jeou defeated opposition challenger Tsai Ing-wen and Kuomintang retained majority in Legislative […]