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Results of US Presidential Elections Unclear Due to Delays, But What Will the Stakes for Taiwan Be?

With vote counts delayed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the question of who will be the next American president still remains opaque. Joe Biden currently leads at press time, with 225 electoral votes to 213 votes, and 100 electoral votes yet to be called, but many believe that Biden's odds of victory are increasingly slim. What will the stakes be for Taiwan, in the event of a Biden or Trump victory?...

Trump Has Made Hypocrites of Chinese Dissidents and Human Rights Activists

The CCP’s belligerent behavior at home and abroad has brought together adversaries of different ideologies, making for some rather odd bedfellows. The striking difference between the values of former Chinese dissidents and which pro-democracy Hong Kong media seem to champion could not be more contradictory with those of Donald Trump, whom they appear to paint as their last, best hope in defeating the CCP...

Despite Moderate Tone During National Day Speech, China Strikes Back at Tsai Administration

During National Day, the celebration of the Republic of China’s founding, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen struck a moderate tone in her state address. Tsai touted Taiwan’s successes fighting COVID-19 and economic growth in spite of the pandemic, while also promising to encourage innovation, and strengthen ties with the international world...