Taiwan

Taiwan’s Outgoing President May Face Charges

If lawyers and civic groups have their way, Taiwan’s outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou, who leaves office today, (May 19) could well follow his predecessor, Chen Shui-bian, into prison. While Ma will be protected...

Fish, Tourists New Pawns in China Battle Over Taiwan

There is growing suspicion in Taiwan that China is trying to use commercial pressures by cutting back on tourism and fish imports to force the country’s new President, Tsai Ing-wen into acknowledging that Taiwa...

China-Taiwan Tunnel a Nonstarter, Taipei Says

The announcement last week in Beijing that China wants to build a 200-km tunnel to connect Taiwan to the mainland has been met with deep skepticism in Taiwan, with one critic suggesting the plan might have been...

Xi-Ma Meeting to Bolster China’s Territorial Claims

The widespread feeling in Taipei is that the unprecedented Singapore meeting on Nov. 7 between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou may be an election ploy that won’t have much effec...
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Taiwanese Election: Referendum on the Mainland

With little more than three months until Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections, the ruling Kuomintang’s leaders are still bickering and debating over whether they made the right choice last June in ...
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Taiwan’s Presidency: Twilight for the Kuomintang?

In the changing world of politics, 20 nations – about 10 percent of the world –have overcome gender bias and elected females as their leaders. In January 2016, if all goes according to form, Taiwan will join ...
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Taiwan Heads for Election Season

China’s roiling the waters with its territorial claims in the East and South China Seas can be expected to make Taiwan’s January elections all the more important for the region. Given its location between t...