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Posts Tagged ‘cross-strait’

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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, 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

That ‘One China’ Policy Thing

By convincing us that our Taiwan policy is the same as Beijing’s, the Chinese government has succeeded in imposing limitations on our ability to engage the island-nation that simply do not exist

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

VOTE 2016: The DPP Did Not Mastermind Sino-Skepticism

China’s actions and repressive political system are to blame for public apprehensions about China, not the DPP

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Politics

Will the Diplomatic Truce Endure Beyond 2016?

Threatening to end the diplomatic truce is one of many options in Beijing’s toolbox. Taiwanese leaders should develop a contingency plan on how to respond

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Politics

As Chen Yunlin Falls From Grace, Beijing Shows It Still Doesn’t Get Taiwan

Beijing is blaming Chen Yunlin for ‘losing’ Taiwan. If only things were that simple…

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Editorials, Politics

It’s Time for Taiwan to Take the Initiative

‘Compromise is not the way forward, and patience is simply a delay tactic. Only by taking the initiative can the people of Taiwan take control of their fate’

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