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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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Editorials, Politics

Is the Truce Over?

While the incoming DPP administration does not want to demonstrate weakness in cross-strait relations, it must avoid overreacting to The Gambia’s resumption of diplomatic relations with China

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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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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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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

VOTE 2016: Anatomy of a Small Avalanche

Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election is a complete replay of the 2014 municipal election and an indication that the DPP has consolidated its voter base. But can it grow beyond that?

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Optimism Wins in Taiwan

The outcome of Saturday’s elections is directly linked to the Sunflower Movement and the emergence of youth involvement in national politics

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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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