International

What Does Jensen Huang’s Sudden Popularity in Taiwan Reflect?

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is having a moment in Taiwan. In particular, Huang has been widely praised in Taiwan after a speech in which he declared that the world was on the precipice of a new Industrial Revolution–involving AI–and that Taiwan was key to this. This occurred on the occasion of a keynote speech by Huang at Computex, one of the major annual tech exhibitions in Taiwan...

Mere Days After the Inauguration, China Launches Military Drills Around Taiwan to Depict Lai as Provocative

China has again launched a set of military exercises around Taiwan. The drills take place around the north, east, and south of Taiwan, in the Taiwan Straits, and around outlying islands of Taiwan and are titled “Joint Sword,” signifying that these drills are following up from Chinese military drills in April 2023...

KMT Delegation Visits Itu Aba/Taiping Island to Pressure Incoming Lai Administration

Ten KMT legislators visited Itu Aba/Taiping Island yesterday. Originally, a delegation of twenty legislators were to visit Itu Aba/Taiping Island, but clashes in the legislature over efforts by the KMT to expand legislative powers to allow for the ability to question private individuals and organizations and prosecute them if they do not comply went on into the late night on Friday. As such, half of the original delegation canceled. The visit was likely timed for before the Lai inauguration tomorrow, but the visit has since become overshadowed by news of the clashes, which in itself has become the main news item that casts a shadow over the inauguration...