China-Taiwan Relations Turning Sour

China-Taiwan Relations Turning SourIf indeed there had ever been a “Chiwan” on the horizon – a tighter relationship between China and Taiwan – it is fast receding, with Taipei affronting Beijing on almost weekly intervals, lately at least partly because of China’s unbending opposition to universal suffrage in Hong Kong. In August, President Ma Ying-jeou of the previously…

Taiwan’s Sunflower Occupation

Taiwan’s Sunflower OccupationThe students who have taken over Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan to fight a yet to-be ratified service trade agreement with China in what has come to be called the “sunflower occupation” have to be shaking up the councils in Beijing. The students’ activism in Taiwan has touched off an island-wide reaction against closer ties with China,…
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