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
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
One of frequent arguments used by those who suggest that a Donald Trump presidency will follow the terms of more conventional foreign policy is that he will be kept in check by his advisors or institutional safeguards. Is this so?
With recent statements by Donald Trump that he may break with America’s longstanding One China Policy, some in Taiwan have taken this as cause for celebration. More critical voices, however, noted that Trump’s full statement suggests bargaining away Taiwan in return for a trade deal with China
One should not acquiesce to the narrative currently being popularized that anything less than uncritical approval of the impetus behind the Trump-Tsai phone call equates to full support for Beijing’s isolation of Taiwan
Critiques of international media’s reaction to the Trump-Tsai call by pro-Taiwan commentators should be grounded on calling out American hypocrisy on relations with Taiwan instead of trying to convince one’s self and others that the media has gotten it wrong on Trump the all-knowing’s master strategy for the Asia Pacific
A sigh of relief was the response for many after a high profile telephone call between American president-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen. But should the phone call really inspire such confidence?