Opinion – Taiwan’s Almighty Squeeze

Martin Duffy • Oct 14 2021 • Articles

The resounding re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen in 2020 reflects a steely determination on the part of the Taiwanese to resist the ‘almighty squeeze’ China is seeking to impose on them.

Is China Under-Exploiting One Legal Avenue in the South China Sea?

He Xiaheng Derek • Jul 17 2021 • Articles

Beijing faces a legal quandary between tacitly admitting the continued ROC presence on Taiwan and not making full use of the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty.

Celebrity, Social Media and Disputes Over Taiwan’s Sovereignty

Support for #TaiwanIsACountry suggests that social movements dovetail with diplomatic developments and have leverage in shaping them.

How Taiwan Tacitly Promotes its National Security Agenda

Since the emergence of COVID-19 and Tsai’s reelection in 2020, the major theme focused more on the importance of self-defense rather than directly belaboring China.

Opinion – Omens for US-Taiwan Relations in the Biden Administration

Whether the US can contain China’s rise will determine not only the fate of Taiwan and the regional security of East Asia but also the new global order.

The Taiwan Factor in the Clarification of China’s U-shaped Line

He Xiaheng Derek • Jan 16 2021 • Articles

The Taiwan factor has added to the challenge to China’s claims in the South China Sea and to the bargaining process among relevant states.

Analyzing Support for #TweetforTaiwan

As scholars debate the extent to which Covid-19 could reshape world order, the twitter storms from several recent incidents could shed light on this discussion.

Sino-Taiwan Chequebook Diplomacy in the Pacific

Saber Salem • Jun 22 2020 • Articles

As the Sino-Taiwan aid competition in the Pacific intensifies, Beijing hopes that Taipei will give up its secessionist drive under immense diplomatic pressure.

Opinion – Taiwan Could Be to China What Canada Is to the US

Kristian McGuire • Mar 11 2020 • Articles

If Beijing were willing to learn from the American example, it could pave the way to a relationship with Taiwan comparable to that of the US with Canada.

Opinion – Why Tsai Ing-wen’s Victory is a Blessing for the Taiwan Strait

Yu-Hua Chen • Mar 6 2020 • Articles

The role deterrence plays in maintaining the stability over the Taiwan Strait is clear as China has not unified Taiwan by force because it is ever-more unable to.

African Democratisation and the One China Policy

Bhaso Ndzendze • Jan 24 2020 • Articles

Democratisation and electoral competitiveness in African states has led to a growth in the recognition of China.

How Long Will the Dragon Wait? China and the Retrocession of Taiwan

Strobe Driver • May 21 2019 • Articles

The intent of China gaining Taiwan is a sacrosanct part of politico-policy and therefore China will retain its ‘total war’ attitude to the crisis. 

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