Cross Strait

Anger After 85°C Declares Support For 1992 Consensus Following Visit By Tsai

It is not too surprising that anger would break out from the public after Taiwanese bakery chain 85°C issued a public statement claiming that it upholds the 1992 Consensus and views both sides of the Taiwan Straits as part of one family. On the other hand, it is also not too surprising that 85°C would make such a declaration either... Read More

Report On Cross-Strait Tunnel Is Simply More Pro-China Propaganda From SCMP

A strange, rather lengthy report by Beijing-based correspondent Stephen Chen appeared in the South China Morning Post on August 6th, claiming that Beijing is “planning [the] world’s longest rail tunnel to link Taiwan to mainland,” and written as though this tunnel would begin construction in the immediate future. This article should serve as a reminder that, while the South China Morning Post has regained some measure of journalistic objectivity in the past half year or so, the newspaper still often publishes pro-Beijing propaganda with little factual basis... Read More

Chinese Pressure Causes Taiwan To Lose Hosting Rights For East Asian Youth Games

Chinese pressure on Taiwanese participation in sporting events continues. This can be seen in two recent incidents, with China successfully forcing Taiwan out of hosting the East Asian Youth Games through pressure on the East Asian Olympic Committee and attempts to force Taiwan out of participating in the 2018 Gay Games in Paris next month under the name “Taiwan”... Read More

Few Reactions To Wang Ping-Chung Arrest Indicate That Taiwanese Society Accepts Veracity Of Spying Charges

With Wang Ping-Chung, his father Wang Ching-Pu, and fellow New Party officials Ho Han-ting and Lin Ming-cheng indicted on charges of espionage for spying on China earlier this month, this has prompted few reactions from Taiwanese society. This likely indicates that Taiwanese society has largely come to accept the veracity of charges against them... Read More