Taiwan

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the new national security law on July 1, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.

Why Taiwan’s Assistance to Hong Kong Matters

Taiwan’s government is signaling its status as a regional beacon for democracy and human rights—in contrast to South Korea, which frames assistance to North Korean refugees as helping ethnic brethren.

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pose for portraits on Feb. 23, 2016, in Okuma, Japan.

It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power

In the East Asian democracies, nuclear energy is tied to an increasingly unpopular political and economic model.

Windows of the Grand Hotel in Taipei are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days, on April 17.

How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success

Taiwan beat the virus with efficient government and advanced technology—the same ingredients that power the economy.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

Beijing Is Pushing the Taiwanese Toward Independence Hard and Fast

If Chinese leaders really want peaceful unification, they need a mutually respectful approach.

This photo shows members of the Chinese Navy, a division of the People's Liberatiuon Army (PLA), shouting while marching during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 24, 2007.

China Uses Pandemic to Boost Military Pressure on Taiwan

A U.S. congressional report warns of aggressive actions by the People’s Liberation Army against Taipei.

Members of a special squad of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy 7th Escort Task Force take part in a joint drill with the Tanzanian marine corps at a Navy base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on March 29, 2011.

China Is Still Wary of Invading Taiwan

Despite a faltering United States, Beijing is unlikely to cross the Taiwan Strait during the pandemic.

A supporter of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

It’s Time to Stop Pandering to Beijing Over Taiwan

An independent nation deserves a place on the global stage.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the White House Rose Garden on April 15.

Will Trump’s Decision to Cut WHO Funding Accomplish Anything?

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening international institutions, the European Union, and military readiness while shattering economic policy orthodoxies.

Chen Chin-fang, the plant manager of Taiwan's Universal Incorporation, one of the country's biggest mask-makers, inspects mask materials at a factory in Tainan on March 6.

‘Mask Diplomacy’ a Boost for Taiwan

With U.S.-China relations showing scant improvement, Taiwan may bolster its global standing.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (center) is seen wearing a face mask  alongside officials and military personnel during a visit to a military base in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on April 9.

Taiwan Is Exporting Its Coronavirus Successes to the World

Despite being shut out of WHO, Taiwan has largely succeeded in containing the coronavirus. Even as it faces a second wave of infections, it is helping other countries—and bolstering its soft power in the process.

Soldiers take part in a drill organized by the New Taipei City government to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Fear of China Made Taiwan a Coronavirus Success Story

Taiwan has 10 million masks a day, widespread tracking, and just 1 death despite being close to the outbreak.

Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang

Taiwan’s Opposition Struggles to Shake Pro-China Image

The Kuomintang is rethinking how it tackles relations—but Beijing will limit any real change.

A man points to a webpage promoting prevention of the deadly coronavirus from Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook account in Taipei on Feb. 14.

Taiwan Wants to Help Fight the Coronavirus. WHO Won’t Let It.

Amid a global health threat, international organizations shouldn’t be playing Beijing’s political games.

Taiwanese soldiers run through colored smoke during an exercise at a military base in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Jan. 15.

Taiwan’s Military Is a Hollow Shell

The end of conscription has left the army critically undermanned.

Security personnel check the temperature of passengers at the wharf on the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 22.

As Wuhan Virus Spreads, Taiwan Has No Say at WHO

Chinese pressure keeps Taipei out of international organizations—putting everyone at more risk.

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