Taiwan

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Geopolitical contests between the U.S. and China hinge on technology more than the ability to deploy a gunboat somewhere; Taiwan could resemble a prototype for a tech proxy war. By Marshall Auerback The media likes to dabble in war game…

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen offered a proper and formal apology August 1 to the aboriginal peoples of the island state for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’, and she promised to take concrete steps to rectify that history of injustice.…

‘I respect the historic fact’ says Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen

With that seemingly innocuous announcement the new president shows she is cautiously striking a balance between asserting the island’s independence and giving a bow to the Beijing government’s stand on the One China issue, which is, there is only one…

Taiwan: what’s cookin’ – introducing Taiwan Insider

TAIWAN INSIDER Vol. 3 No. 6 Regional tensions increase following the purported deployment by China of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea; Taiwan will not accept a Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling on the South…

First woman president Tsai Ing-wen delights democratic Taiwan

Taiwan News reporting on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide win says the good lady promises reforms, general cooperation and an aim to establish stability after she was elected Taiwan’s first woman president Saturday, 16 January, 2016.…

Taiwan: Polls harken end of nuclear power

Taiwan may soon be the first nation in Asia to resolve to become a nuclear free nation after four decades of reliance on nuclear power. Nearly 14 million of Taiwan’s 23 million people are expected to go to the polls…

Taiwan’s system cannot be called democratic

Taiwan cannot be taken as an example of a good democracy just because you can choose your leader freely there, apparently, as distinct from the Hong Kong system where the leader cannot be voted in freely. If you like Taiwan’s…

Shadow boxing by Mr Xi and Mr Chu

It has been almost six years since a chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) journeyed to Beijing to meet the secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), now President Xi Jinping. This recent meeting in Beijing with Chu…

Taiwan’s KMT trounced in bid for Taipei mayor post

The significance about these mayoral elections in Taiwan, in Taipei, this weekend is that a candidate who is not affiliated with any political party has won as the mayor of Taipei. This is a victory for everyone who opposes the…

Taiwan students occupy parliament over China trade dealings

Students and other mostly young protesters made the media as they held banners inside Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei, March 18, 2014. They burst into the Legislative Yuan late Tuesday and fought off police efforts to get them out. Media aired…

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