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Posts Tagged ‘Independence’

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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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What Can the UK Petition System Do For Taiwan?

A recent petition urging the British government to formally recognize Taiwan has brought unexpected attention to the island-nation’s political status

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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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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

Ma-Xi Meeting: It Cuts Both Ways

Continued talks provide additional means for Taiwan to indirectly influence China and create pressure on Beijing to keep the relationship alive

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Ma and Xi Hold ‘Historic’ Meeting in Singapore

Despite the little substance to the summit, President Ma’s reference to ‘one China’ has sparked severe criticism back in Taiwan

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Is the PRC Pushing Hong Kong Closer to Taiwan?

Recent polls suggest there is growing identification of a shared challenge, if not fate, among people in Hong Kong and Taiwan

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Time to Bring the Orphan In From the Cold

The US should acknowledge Taiwan’s right to say no to China when saying no is in its national interest. Boxing it in is a recipe for disaster

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