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Posts Tagged ‘China’

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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, Politics

Will Taiwan Feel the Bern?

Taiwan is too vulnerable to the ebb and flow of domestic U.S. politics, which can be a problem when an American president turns inwards

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Editorials, Politics

Tsai Faces Many Challenges Over Foreign Policy

The new president must be open to various alternatives, particularly towards cross strait relations and Taiwan’s international participation

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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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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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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, 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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