Written by Douglas Paal. China has just concluded its 19th Party Congress. The air is redolent with questions about how much will change and what will continue. After more than a year of extremely cautious avoidance of controversy, especially with its neighbors, Beijing may now have a free hand […]
Written by Richard C. Bush. No, I have not been given a draft text of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s report to the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress, which will serve as the principal policy and programmatic document of the conclave. So I don’t know specifically what the section on […]
Written by Madhura Balasubramaniam. On Monday 12th June 2017, Panama ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favour of establishing diplomatic ties with China. A joint communiqué was signed by Panama and China, which held that there was only One China represented by the People’s Republic of China and that […]
Taiwan’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee: The Geopolitics of Transitional Justice in a Contested State.
Written by Ian Rowen and Jamie Rowen. On 20 May 2016, Tsai Ing-wen, the chair of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was inaugurated as the president of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan. During her inauguration speech, she announced that she planned to set up a truth […]
Written by Bert Chapman. Bilateral relations between China and the U.S. encompass multiple issues including human rights, space power, trade relations, currency manipulation, cyber power, China’s increasing military assertiveness in the East and South China Seas, Beijing’s desire to implement this assertiveness through international legal forums and its […]
Written by J. Michael Cole. The African nation of São Tomé and Príncipe on December 20 announced that it was severing diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and establishing ties with the People’s Republic of China. Following the news, Taipei announced that it was immediately severing diplomatic […]
Written by Edward White. The Dec. 2 phone conversation between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) may signal Washington’s longstanding approach to Taiwan and China, developed by Henry Kissinger, could be drawing to an end, a visiting academic in Taiwan says. The rapprochement between the […]