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Editorials, Politics

The Great Cross-Strait Doublethink Act

As long as the governments in Taipei and Beijing remain pragmatic and flexible, the sky won’t fall over the Taiwan Strait

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Editorials, Politics

Should He Go?

A controversy over a proposal to remove portraits of Sun Yat-sen in public buildings raises important questions about national symbols and ‘founding fathers’

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Editorials, Politics

Taiwan Needs Unity

Winning the January 16 elections was the easy part. Now president-elect Tsai Ing-wen needs to reach across the political spectrum to build a truly unified administration, an effort that is bound to encounter much resistance

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Book Reviews

From ‘Black Island’ to ‘The Convenient Illusion of Peace’

Two recent books look at the impact of civic nationalism in Taiwan, one from a domestic perspective, the other at the strategic level

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Editorials, Politics, Special Report

Taiwan’s New President Likely to Surprise on Cross-Strait Ties

With pragmatism, creativity and understanding from both sides, there is no reason why relations in the Taiwan Strait should sour under a DPP administration

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Editorials, Politics

The Great Power That Can’t Help Itself

The public humiliation of a young Taiwanese entertainer in South Korea has sparked outrage among the Taiwanese, who retaliated with an even more powerful weapon — their votes

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

VOTE 2016: Taiwan’s Election: Change Is a Good Thing

The Taiwanese have grown tired of business as usual. They want change, and they might get it

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Editorials, Politics

Mind Your Language: Taiwan Isn’t the Provocateur in the Taiwan Strait

On how language often unfairly frames the discussion on Taiwan and China

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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
Politics

Taiwanese Election Candidate Denied Entry Into Hong Kong

New Power Party candidate Huang Kuo-chang was invited to appear on a CNN talk show, but the territory’s immigration authorities won’t let him in

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Editorials, Society & Culture

A Fire That Shall Not Be Extinguished

Fire Ex lead singer Yang Ta-cheng shows us what love (and the new Taiwan) is all about

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