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Editorials, Features

China Spews Vitriol Over ‘Taiwan Night’ in Ottawa

For 20 years Taiwan’s representative office to Canada has held its gala, described as a ‘big draw’ for Canadian MPs. But this year China cried foul

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Editorials, Politics

The Fallacy of Yang Hengjun’s ‘Third Option’ for Unification

Sample bias undermines a Chinese author’s argument that a ‘third option’ exists for China to achieve the ‘great dream of national unification’

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Monday Horror Renews Debate on (and Thirst for) Capital Punishment

The satisfaction of bloody retribution notwithstanding, capital punishment is the lazy way out, as it doesn’t require us to address the real issues

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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
Editorials, Politics

China Faces Not One But Two Forces for Independence in Taiwan

Beijing does not only have to contend with traditional ‘taidu,’ but ‘huadu’ as well, two forces that, when joined, play a key role in ensuring Taiwan’s resilience

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Editorials, Politics

Yes, China Has Re-established Ties With The Gambia. Now Calm Down

As a post-modern state, Taiwan should not worry too much about its official diplomatic allies, many of which are micro-states. It must instead focus on substance with countries of influence

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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
Society & Culture

Explaining the Rise in Taiwanese Identification

As an object against which to contrast and define their identity, the Taiwanese find in China today the reflection of what they do not want to be

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Editorials, Society & Culture

McCafé Ad Promoting Acceptance of Gays Draws Fire from Conservative Groups

The latest reaction by a conservative religious alliance in Taiwan occurs just as Beijing passes new controversial regulations banning the depiction of homosexual acts on television

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