Taiwan

Taiwanese navy personnel salute during a drill near the Suao naval harbor in Yilan, eastern Taiwan, on April 13, 2018.

Taiwan Needs More Than Election Victories to Fend Off China

The growing threat from the mainland can only be deterred by a public willing to make sacrifices.

Supporters celebrate the victory of Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan Deserves to Be a Normal Country

It’s time to stop playing games about the nation’s status.

Han Kuo-yu  joins his supporters after losing the presidential election in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Jan. 11.

Taiwan’s Voters Show How to Beat Populism

Mobilization and national identity proved key to Han Kuo-yu’s defeat.

Protesters in Taiwan

Taiwan’s War on Fake News Is Hitting the Wrong Targets

The fight on Chinese disinformation has become dangerously partisan.

A U.S.-made helicopter takes off from a frigate.

Taiwan Needs a Maoist Military

Beijing can always outspend Taipei. It’s time to think small and mean.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting in Beijing on Aug. 29.

The Chinese Communist Party Wants It All

China's use of sharp power could shatter East Asia.

A soldier launches a Javelin missile during a military drill in southern Taiwan's Pingtung county on May 30, 2019.

Beijing’s South China Sea Aggression Is a Warning to Taiwan

China’s salami-slicing tactics can be countered—if Taipei stays smart.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen registers as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's 2020 presidential candidate in Taipei on March 21.

Xi Jinping Is Tsai Ing-wen’s Best Poster Boy

Taiwan’s president is getting a reelection boost from Beijing’s aggression.

A fleet of Taiwan's F-16 fighter jets fly in formation over the eastern Hualien air base, Aug. 17, 2004.

Trump’s Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan Advances Despite China’s Protests

The news comes as Washington and Beijing agree to resume trade talks.

U.S. President Donald Trump fist-bumps Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting at the G-20 summit on in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

The World This Weekend

World leaders converged at the G-20 summit in Osaka, the Trump administration released its Middle East peace plan, and Democratic presidential contenders took the debate stage.

Han Kuo-yu at a rally in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Nov. 24, 2018.

Chinese Cyber-Operatives Boosted Taiwan’s Insurgent Candidate

Han Kuo-yu came out of nowhere to win a critical election. But he had a little help from the mainland.

Police gather at a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on early June 10, 2019.

One Country, Two Systems, Lots of Problems

Beijing’s soft sell to Taiwan and Hong Kong is falling apart.

A view of the Taiwan flag taken on August 21, 2018.

Taiwan’s Self-Made Democracy Still Needs U.S. Partnership

A beacon of freedom is more essential than ever amid growing darkness.

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) speaks  as Foxconn CEO Terry Gou (C) and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) watch at the groundbreaking for a Foxconn plant on June 28, 2018 in Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

The Billionaire and the Mayor Disrupting Taiwan’s Elections

Star politician Han Kuo-yu or Foxconn leader Terry Gou could lead the country — if they can convince people they don't work for China.

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