Taiwan Gets a New International-Class Museum

A majestic structure in the shape of a ballet dancer stands in a lake in what used to be sugar cane fields in southwest Taiwan. This is the southern branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM), which opened in... Read More...

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 effect saving the disastrous election campaign of the f... Read More...
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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 ... Read More...
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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 that select club. The nation’s two main presidenti... Read More...
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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... Read More...
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Taiwan Midterm Polls a Toss-Up

On Nov. 29, Taiwan’s 18 million voters will go to the polls for local elections, with pollsters and bookmakers differing on who’s in the lead and, as always, with the possibility that an unforeseen occurrence –... Read More...
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Taiwan to Join Submarine Race

Thirteen years after the Bush Administration promised Taiwan eight diesel-electric submarines, and 11 years after the Taiwanese walked away from an opportunity to obtain used but top-notch Italian boats, cautious optimism is emerging that the island’s navy wil... Read More...
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China Gets it Wrong

China is in the unique position of laying claim to three regions directly outside its borders, at least according to the people who live there, whose citizens mostly would like nothing more than to have China l... Read More...