A recent diplomatic flap between American president Donald Trump and German chancellor Angela Merkel provides an important object lesson for what Taiwan can expect in attempts to lure America into closer diplomatic relations under Trump’s presidency
A bizarre delusion, which seems to be held by many English language commentators on Taiwanese politics with a pro-Taiwan stance, is to somehow believe that Trump has had a consistent position on Taiwan throughout and that his stance on Taiwan have never changed
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the United States last week to meet with US president Donald Trump to discuss the future of US-Japan relations, often considered a key relationship in the Asia Pacific, but one that had faced significant strain in the wake of Trump’s election. The substance of the weekend-long discussion between the two heads of state warrants a closer examination given the shifting balance of power in the Asia Pacific
It appears be highly likely that FoxConn owner Terry Gou is gearing up for a presidential run in Taiwan as a KMT candidate. Recent business announcements by Gou seem to indicate moves aimed at preparing for a presidential run
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?
On January 27th, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Islamic Leadership Council of Greater NY, and the Inter-Faith Clergy of New York City organized an interfaith action and Junmmah, a weekly Muslim congregational prayer, for Muslim and immigrant communities
With the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, the realities of global politics are now a different ball game entirely. What should we make of his inaugural address and what now for Taiwan, now that Trump is president of America?
Trump's contradictory and frequently shifting foreign policy stances are a result of the divided nature of his supporters. This is why a Trump presidency will prove dangerously unpredictable for Taiwan