Panama Switches Diplomatic Recognition from Taiwan to China

China under Xi Jinping is engaged in a long-term but steady strategy of trying to isolate Taiwan diplomatically and constrain its international space

India-Taiwan Relations: Promise Unfulfilled

India-Taiwan relations lack both ambition and creativity and suffer from not a little pusillanimity.

Parsing Tsai Ing-wen’s Inaugural Presidential Speech

Tsai Ing-wen’s inaugural speech as President of the Republic of China suggests that Taiwan will continue to chart a course differentiating itself from mainland China.

Taiwan’s 9-in-1 Election Results: Warning for the KMT-CPC Relationship

The end-November local election results on Taiwan suggest that China will have to both rethink the scope and recalibrate the pace of its embrace of the island

Referendums in Taiwan

Referendums in the East Asian/Chinese context have a particular relevance, not so much because they are happening in Taiwan but because they involve China and this, at multiple levels. Without doubt, China has learned and is learning from Taiwan as it is from other parts of the world.

Direct Flights between Taiwan and China

Direct transport, trade and postal links – known as the “three links” – with the mainland were snapped by the Republic of China government that had fled to Taiwan following its defeat. Today, in an era of deepening economic ties, the lack of direct and convenient links between the two political entities remains something of an anachronism. What has complicated matters however, is the fact that the strengthening of Sino-Taiwanese economic ties has also been accompanied by the rise of Taiwanese nationalism.