International

Much Remains Uncertain for Taiwan During Contested American Presidential Transition

Much uncertainty remains about what occurs next for Taiwan during America’s presidential transition. While Joe Biden has won the American presidential election, the Trump administration continues to refuse to concede the race, alleging voter fraud. As such, the Tsai administration finds itself in an awkward position at present. The Tsai administration obviously intends to build ties with the incoming Biden administration, but may hope to benefit from last-minute actions by the Trump administration that may aid Taiwan...

Ma Ying-jeou Attempts to Hit Back at Tsai on Fifth Anniversary of Ma-Xi Meeting

Former president Ma Ying-jeou has continued to lash out at current president Tsai Ing-wen, accusing Tsai of undoing his efforts aimed at achieving peace across the Taiwan Straits. In particular, Ma’s latest attack on Tsai took place in the context of a conference held by the Ma Ying-jeou Foundation in Taipei marking the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Ma-Xi meeting earlier this month...

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...