Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen stands in front of a group of masked soldiers.

Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Is Worryingly Smug

Beating the pandemic has made the government and people overly complacent about China.

Pineapples sold on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan.

Pineapple War Shows Taiwan Won’t Be Bullied by Beijing

But if democracies are to stand up to Chinese coercion, they will have to join forces.

An aerial view of Gili Trawangan island near Lombok Island, Indonesia.

Islands of Immunity

Why paranoid island states have done the best when it comes to fighting COVID-19.

Semiconductors and the U.S.-China Innovation Race

Semiconductors and the U.S.-China Innovation Race

The lifeblood of high-tech industries, semiconductors are at the heart of intensifying U.S.-China strategic and economic competition. Escalating trade tensions between these two superpowers and a range of protective measures have had cascading impacts that are threatening global supply chains, firms’ competitiveness, and end-users’ access to these vital materials. FP Analytics' Special Report examines the interconnectivity and fragility of global supply chains and the central role of Taiwan in global tech competition.

In a photo released by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on May 11, 2018, a Taiwanese Air Force fighter jet flies near a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force bomber that reportedly flew over the Luzon Strait south of Taiwan during an exercise.

Beijing’s Welcome Gift to Biden: More Threats and Tensions

If China is seeking a reset of relations, it has a strange way of showing it.

Taiwan's chemical corps personnel stand in formation during a demonstration as Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen inspects troops in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on January 15, 2021.

With Trump Gone, Taiwan Seeks Assurances From Biden Administration

But Biden and his team are likely to resist using Taiwan as a cudgel against China the way Trump did.

Taiwan's flag is seen on the tower of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Jan. 13.

Taiwan Needs Allies, Not Partisans

Pompeo has set Taiwan up for repercussions without taking any responsibility himself.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speak at the White House.

Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy

On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door.

The rooms at the Grand Hotel in Taipei are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new coronavirus cases for two consecutive days, on April 17.

East Asia Takes a Cautious Coronavirus Victory Lap

Here are five of our best pieces on how East Asia handled the pandemic.

Protesters gather during a rally against pro-China media and disinformation

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen gestures in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Oct. 10.

Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

U.S. support will be strengthened, but Trump’s provocations will disappear.

Counterprotesters debate a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump

Is an Undecided U.S. Presidential Election a National Security Threat?

As U.S. states count votes, are foreign states seeking to undermine American interests from East Asia to East Africa?

Tourists at a former Taiwan military base

Xi Doesn’t Need to Invade Taiwan Right Now

An uncertain U.S. presidency creates the risk of opportunism, but the dangers are too high for Beijing.

TAIWAN-THREAT-CHINA

Taiwan Is More Than a Pawn to Be Sacrificed to China

Here are all the reasons why the country and its people matter.

A journalist looks at a map showing the route of a missile apparently mistakenly launched from Taiwan during a press conference in Taipei on July 1, 2016.

China Keeps Inching Closer to Taiwan

The United States needs to get serious about defending the island nation—here’s how.

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