Taiwan

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.

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.

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