Indian citizens could perhaps learn much from the Taiwanese election campaign, where various civic groups actively fact-checked each candidate’s speech and confronted them in real time over inconsistencies and inaccuracies.
In the second Modi term, New Delhi will have to do a better job than issuing statements on the BRI or ignoring it altogether and be willing to offer credible alternatives if it is retain any standing among its neighbours and further afield.
As US president, Donald Trump might be more amenable to testing Chinese limits and using Taiwan as a bargaining ploy.
India-Taiwan relations lack both ambition and creativity and suffer from not a little pusillanimity.
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.
What are the implications of the Taiwanese president’s visit to the Spratlys for his country’s international space? What possibilities lie ahead for the incoming DPP administration?
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
Interview published by the World Politics Review’s Global Insider on 20 April 2012.
How do China’s national security imperatives influence its international relations? And how do the various actors and dynamics in the Chinese decision-making process affect China’s international relations?