International

Attempts by China to Poach Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Likely to Continue into Tsai’s Second Term

With Paraguay's senate voting last month on whether to change diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, the Paraguayan senate voted to retain diplomatic relations with Taiwan by a vote of 25 to 16. However, attempts by China to poach diplomatic allies of Taiwan are likely to continue into Tsai's second term... Read More

Chinese Military Increases Activity Around Taiwan During COVID-19 Pandemic

In the past three months, one has observed an increase in Chinese and American military activity in the area around Taiwan. Namely, one has observed a sharp uptick in Chinese military activity around Taiwan in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and American military activity has primarily been in response to Chinese military activity... Read More

China’s Treatment of Taiwanese Trapped in Wuhan is Instructive

The Chinese government's refusal to allow four hundred Taiwanese citizens trapped in Wuhan to return to Taiwan points to the contradictions of China’s efforts at luring Taiwan back into the fold. Taiwanese trapped in Wuhan are unable to leave the city, because of the fact that the city has been sealed off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus... Read More