February 3, 2020

The year is 2018, and the situation is looking bleak for Tsai Ing-wen, the first female elected leader of Taiwan and leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) . Taiwan’s deteriorating international presence, controversial pension reforms, and a slowing economy h...

January 1, 2020

Dancing in the rain, umbrellas aloft and rainbow flags waving, thousands of gay rights activists and allies took to the streets of Taipei on 24 May 2019. Outside the Legislative Yuan Building – Taiwan’s parliament – they celebrated the final stage in the legalisation o...

November 17, 2019

Despite nearly a decade of ‘flourishing’ ties between Taiwan and China under the presidency of Ma Jing-yeou, relations have taken a turn for the worse since the 2016 election. This is due to the pro-independence stance of the new Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, and...

October 1, 2018

There is no doubt that China is a global superpower both militarily and economically; Beijing’s influence extending across the globe. Yet, one close neighbour of the Chinese seems to continually defy Beijing - the small island of Taiwan. The question of Taiwanese indep...

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