After period of silence which had been regarded by some as a sign of hostility, US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping conducted their first phone call as heads of state on Thursday, February 9th
Would Taiwan become the target of Donald Trump's ire because of Taiwanese society's progressive values? Taking in refugees or legalizing gay marriage are two fronts upon which Taiwanese society might be targeted by Trump
As recent events under the Trump administration illustrate, one cannot bank entirely on claims that America should defend Taiwan because it is of some rational use to America to argue that Americans should concern themselves with Taiwan
Some odd reactions have appeared in recent days among members of the Taiwanese pro-unification Left and Chinese New Leftists online after recent actions by American president Donald Trump. What they reveal is Chinese nationalism taking precedent over leftism
A series of comments made nine months months ago by former head of the far-right Breibart news organization and now chief strategist of the Trump administration Steven Bannon in regards to the South China Sea have recently come to light, giving a glimpse into the Trump administration’s worldview concerning Chinese expansion in the Asia Pacific
With the signing of Trump’s executive order regarding the United States’s withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, US president Donald Trump brought an end to US involvement in the controversial trade deal that would have opened markets between the US and many countries in the Asia Pacific,with the notable exception of China. What now for Taiwan, which sought admission to the trade deal?
New Bloom presents its first ever podcast! "Radio New Bloom" will be a bimonthly podcast covering topical events and interviewing Taiwanese social activists, artists, public intellectuals, and others. Our first interview guest is Shawna Yang Ryan, the author of Green Island
Some in Taiwan have taken John Bolton’s recent editorial in the The Wall Street Journal suggesting that America relocate its bases from Okinawa to Taiwan as cause for celebration. But it does well to be more skeptical about this possibility