Politics

One Country, No Consensus: What the UK Can Learn From Taiwan

For decades, political debate in Taiwan has been defined by the clash between those advocating further integration with the mainland and those demanding independence—bearing striking resemblance to the UK's Brexit saga. But where Taiwan is clear on its goals and uncertain of its options, the UK remains bitterly divided in the face of a bleak but clear dilemma... Read More

After Expressing Support for Taiwan, Chinese YouTuber’s Mother Detained by Authorities

A Chinese YouTube vlogger who has in the past expressed support for Taiwanese democracy surnamed Liu reported last week that his mother has been detained by the National Security Bureau for over four days in his native Suzhou. The disappearance of Liu’s mother should be concerning, not only within Taiwan but to Chinese supporters of Taiwan—even if they live outside of China... Read More

Harrowing Experience Related by Angela Gui Reminds of Early Incident in the Lee Ming-Che Case

A harrowing experience recently related by Angela Gui in a blog post regarding her kidnapped father should be well noted in Taiwan. Gui is the daughter of Gui Minhai, one of five Hong Kong booksellers who published books critical of China who were “disappeared” by China. Namely, Angela Gui’s experiences point to how China’s general modus operandi regarding individuals it has kidnapped, reminding strongly of the experiences of Lee Ching-yu, the wife of kidnapped Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che... Read More