Tag: Taiwan independence

Trump Swings for the Fences on Taiwan

Written by Wayne Pajunen. When U.S. President-elect Donald Trump respectfully referred to China’s debased “leader on Taiwan” as “President Tsai Ing-wen” in a historic phone call that still rings around the world, controversy over China–U.S. relations stepped up to the plate. Why would Trump in the spring training of […]

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

Written by Edward White. This March, Donald J. Trump, then standing to become the Republican presidential nominee, drew the ire of three prominent Chinese dissidents after referring to the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre as a “riot,” and praising the “strength” shown by the Chinese government in suppressing the […]

Parsing the Significance of the Tsai-Trump Call

Written by Courtney Donovan Smith. The news that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took a call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)  – breaking over 40 years of precedent of no direct contact – exploded across the internet here in Taiwan and around the world with seemingly everyone having something […]