Taiwan

China Seeks to Lure Taiwanese Academics

China has once again dug deep into its bag of tricks in its campaign to rein in Taiwan with the education department of Fujian Province announcing plans to recruit 1,000 Taiwanese academics to teach at its univ...

1H2017 Review: Taiwan

Taiwan’s gross domestic product is headed for its fastest clip since 2014, according to an economic think tank. GDP will probably exceed 2%, according to a forecast released in April by the Taiwan Institute of ...

China Declares All-out Diplomatic War on Taiwan

With its June 13 coup de foudre in switching Panama’s diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing, China has set Taiwan firmly on the course toward internationally isolated pariahdom, a sudden burst of diplomatic pr...

Long-Delayed Taiwan MTR Line Finally Opens

After 20 years of political trench warfare and a flawed tender process, travelers arriving at Taiwan’s main gateway, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, will finally get a gleaming new train to take them ...

Taipei Leans Toward China Peace Deal

Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government, strangled by economic restrictions by Beijing, has unexpectedly begun endorsing the idea of inking a peace agreement with its archfoe, a dramatic turnarou...

China’s Latest Taiwan Strategy: Divide and Conquer

Beijing is continuing to tighten the screws on Taiwan, with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun now saying that China is only willing to cooperate with Taiwanese cities and counties that explici...

Will China Bullying Hurt Taiwan’s Economy?

Although relations across the Taiwan Strait are entering a new ice age, cooperation at a working level is likely to continue, with Beijing not wanting to alienate the taishang, the hundreds of thousands Taiwane...

Expect More China-Taiwan Tensions

With newly-sworn Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen wriggling around a Beijing demand that she verbally acknowledge the “1992 Consensus,” a cryptic version of the One China principle agreed by her China-friendly ...