• 2020 Elections: Majority Favors Cross-Strait Dialogue: Poll (2020-01-16)
    (Taipei Times, Lin Chia-nan) A majority of respondents in a post-election opinion poll urged President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to initiate a cross-strait dialogue, while Beijing’s latest moves indicate that it might be considering softening its Taiwan policy, the pan-green Cross-Strait Policy Association said yesterday. <Accessed 2020-01-16> 
  • 2020 Elections: Wu Quits Over KMT Election Defeats (2020-01-16)
    (Taipei Times, By Shih Hsiao-kuang) Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday offered his resignation to the KMT Central Standing Committee, while the party listed in a report seven major reasons for its defeat in Saturday’s elections. <Accessed 2020-01-16> 
  • Former NATO Chief Praises Taiwan’s Handling of Fake News (2020-01-16)
    (Taiwan News, By Matthew Strong) Taiwan is a positive example of how to deal with external fake news trying to influence domestic politics, former Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a meeting in India Wednesday. <Accessed 2020-01-16> 
  • Taiwan Already ‘Independent,’ Tsai Warns China (2020-01-16)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) China must rethink its hardline stance toward Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in a BBC interview that aired yesterday, adding that the nation is already independent and that any invasion would be “very costly” for Beijing. <Accessed 2020-01-16> 
  • European Parliament Passes Articles Supporting Taiwan (2020-01-16)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday passed two resolutions that include articles expressing support for Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organizations. <Accessed 2020-01-16> 
  • U.S.-China Trade Deal to Have Limited Effect on Domestic Economy: MOEA (2020-01-16)
    (CNA, By Liao Yu-yang and Matthew Mazzetta) he first phase of a trade agreement signed by the United States and China Wednesday will have only a limited impact on Taiwan's economy, according to an initial assessment by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). <Accessed 2020-01-16> 
  • President Pitches Taiwan-US Trade Deal (2020-01-14)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday again floated the idea of a trade agreement between Taiwan and the US during a meeting with a delegation from the American Enterprise Institute. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Central Bank to Communicate with U.S. After Forex Report (2020-01-14)
    (CNA, By Wu Po-wei, Pan Tzu-yu and Frances Huang) Taiwan's central bank said Tuesday that it will continue to communicate with the United States authorities after the latest foreign exchange report released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury a day earlier indicates Taiwan is close to the threshold of being placed on the currency monitoring list. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Taiwan Foreign Minister Attends Inauguration of Guatemalan President (2020-01-14)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is currently in Guatemala for the inauguration of that country's President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Prague Mayor Explains Ditching Beijing for Taipei (2020-01-14)
    (CNA, By Lin Yu-li and Joseph Yeh) Prague decided to terminate its sister city agreement with Beijing in favor of Taipei because the Chinese side showed "a lack of respect" to the city during talks over a "one-China policy" clause in the deal, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hřib told CNA Monday. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • China Needs to Show Taiwan Respect, Says President (2020-01-14)
    (BBC, By John Sudworth) Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has told the BBC that China needs to "face reality" and show the island "respect". <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • US Drops Designation of China as Currency Manipulator (2020-01-13)
    (Associated Press, By Martin Crutsinger) The Trump administration is dropping its designation of China as a currency manipulator in advance of the signing Wednesday of a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade agreement. The preliminary pact that the two sides are set to sign this week includes a section that’s intended to prevent China from manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages. <Accessed 2020-01-13> 
  • Tsai Pitches Trade Pact in Meeting with U.S. Think Tank Visitors (2020-01-13)
    (CNA, By Yeh Su-ping and Evelyn Kao) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday pushed the idea of a trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States and its potential economic benefits to a visiting delegation from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an American think tank. <Accessed 2020-01-13> 
  • Premier Su Tseng-chang to Stay in Post (2020-01-13)
    (CNA, By Ku Chuan and Joseph Yeh) Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to serve as the country's premier after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) asked him to remain in the post earlier in the day, a Presidential Office spokesman said Monday. <Accessed 2020-01-13> 
  • Separatists Will 'Stink for 10,000 Years', China Says After Taiwan Vote (2020-01-13)
    (Reuters, By Huizhong Wu, Lusha Zhang, and Judy Hua) Separatists will “leave a stink for 10,000 years”, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Monday, in Beijing’s most strongly worded reaction yet to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election on the back of a message of standing up to Beijing. <Accessed 2020-01-13> 
  • China Likely to Increase Pressure Against Taiwan: Analysts (2020-01-13)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) China is likely to increase its pressure on Taiwan on many fronts as a result of Saturday's presidential and legislative elections, foreign and local analysts who observed the polls said at a workshop Sunday afternoon. <Accessed 2020-01-13> 
  • 2020 Presidential Election: Envoys, Foreign Legislators Congratulate Tsai (2020-01-12)
    (Taipei Times, By Lu Yi-hsuan and Dennis Xie) A US and a number of foreign missions in Taiwan last night extended congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • 2020 Presidential Election: Hong Kong Protests Seen as Key Factor in KMT’s Defeat (2020-01-12)
    (Taipei Times, By Chung Li-hua and Jake Chung) Academics and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) officials yesterday pointed to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as a major factor leading to the party’s poor performance in yesterday’s presidential election. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • President Tsai Discusses Taiwan-Japan Relations with JTEA Chairman (2020-01-12)
    (CNA, By Ye Su-ping and Evelyn Kao) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with the visiting chairman of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) on Sunday and expressed hopes for enhanced exchanges and closer cooperation with Japan in the areas of trade, culture and sports. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • 2020 ELECTIONS / Former U.S. Vice President Calls for Stronger Links with Taiwan (2020-01-12)
    (CNA, By Stacy Hsu and Elizabeth Hsu) Joe Biden, a former vice president of the United States and Democratic Party aspirant for the presidency in 2020, called for stronger ties with Taiwan in a tweet Saturday congratulating President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her election victory. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • 2020 ELECTIONS / China Asked to Respect Taiwan's Election Results (2020-01-12)
    (CNA, By Miao Chung-han, Chou Hui-ying and Evelyn Kao) Taiwan's top government agency handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), on Saturday called on Beijing to respect Taiwan's election results and return to the right path of benevolent interactions between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • 2020 ELECTIONS / DPP Retains Legislative Majority, KMT Gains Seats (2020-01-11)
    (CNA, By Joseph Yeh) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday maintained its majority in the Legislature, giving it a clear path to maintaining complete control of the government for the next four years. The DPP won 61 seats, compared with the 68 it won in 2016, giving it a cushion of four seats about the 57 seats needed to claim a majority in the 113-seat Legislature, according to estimates. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • 2020 ELECTIONS / KMT Chairman Announces Resignation After Election Defeat (2020-01-11)
    (CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung and Elizabeth Hsu) Main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) announced Saturday that he will resign en masse with other top-ranking executive party members next week because of the crushing defeat the party suffered in both the presidential and legislative elections. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Hong Kong Denies Entry to Human Rights Watch Director (2020-01-11)
    (Associated Press) Hong Kong authorities barred the head of Human Rights Watch from entering the Chinese territory Sunday, the advocacy group said. Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch’s executive director, had planned to launch the organization’s annual world report in Hong Kong this week. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • President Tsai Ing-wen Wins Taiwan Election (2020-01-11)
    (Al Jazeera, By Erin Hale) President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term in the office after winning the presidential election with 57.1 per cent of the votes on Saturday, final results showed. The electoral commission said Tsai won 8.17 million votes ahead of her main rival Han Kuo-yu who bagged 5.52 million votes (38.6 percent) and James Soong of the conservative People First Party with 600,000 votes (4.26 percent). <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
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  • China Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Tae-jun Kang) The source explained that Beijing’s move came amid the increasing number of social issues in China caused by defectors, including cases where female North Koreans headed to South Korea after getting married in China to Chinese citizens. These women’s sudden departures to the South left broken marriages and children behind. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Will China Play an Active Role Amid US-Iran Tensions? (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) Depending on how the crisis may evolve, Beijing might find itself forced to take on greater responsibility. China’s relationship with Iran is complex, but Beijing hardly sees Tehran’s ability to act on its own preferences in the Middle East as relevant to its interests. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Taiwan ‘Shouts Back’: President Tsai Wins Re-Election Despite China’s Pressure Campaign (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Shannon Tiezzi) “With each presidential election, Taiwan is showing the world how much we cherish our free, democratic way of life, and how much we cherish our nation: the Republic of China (Taiwan).” <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • China’s Navy Commissions First-of-Class Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Franz-Stefan Gady) Type 055 surface combatants are multipurpose platforms and can be deployed in long-range air defense, anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, and anti-submarine warfare missions, next to others. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By The Associated Press) A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • What Does Xi Jinping’s First Visit Mean for China-Myanmar Relations? (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Prashanth Parameswaran) While China may get some gains in Myanmar spotlighted during Xi’s visit, the bigger picture is that Beijing faces a much more challenging environment to make advances in the Southeast Asian state due to a range of factors, including the growing presence of other key players such as Japan and South Korea, greater awareness of the risks of Chinese projects, and related instances of popular unrest in the country. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • Trump-Kim Relationship No Longer Sufficient for US-North Korea Diplomacy: NK Official (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) “There will never be such negotiations as that in Vietnam, in which we proposed exchanging a core nuclear facility of the country for the lift of some UN sanctions in a bid to lessen the sufferings of the peaceable people even a bit,” Kim said. <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • US Drops Currency Manipulator Charge for China Ahead of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal (2020-01-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) In its January 2020 report to Congress on the foreign exchange policies of various countries defined as “major trading partners of the United States,” the Treasury Department said that the upcoming “phase one” deal had resulted in China making “enforceable commitments to refrain from competitive devaluation and not target its exchange rate for competitive purposes.” <Accessed 2020-01-15> 
  • China-Taiwan Relations (2020-01-09)
    (Council on Foreign Relations, By Eleanor Albert) Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen. <Accessed 2020-01-13> 
  • Taiwan Candidates Rally as KMT Official Accused of Attempting to Bribe Chinese Defector (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Nick Aspinwall) Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) held a major rally outside Taipei’s presidential office on Thursday as his party’s deputy secretary-general, Alex Tsai, found himself in the center of a last-minute scandal involving self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang Liqiang. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Try as It Might, Germany Isn’t Warming to Huawei (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Björn Alexander Düben) When scrutinizing the public debate in Germany, however, a different narrative emerges. Following a government announcement in mid-October that Huawei would in principle be permitted to supply components for Germany’s 5G networks, senior representatives of virtually all German political parties have come forward to condemn these plans, with only the left-wing party “Die Linke” remaining mute about the issue. Party leaders and senior lawmakers across the political spectrum have published a steady stream of op-eds, position papers, and official statements warning against Huawei’s involvement in 5G development. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Confucius Institutes in Brazil and BRICS Education Cooperation (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Wang Peng) In particular, the growing strategic mutual trust generated by the BRICS framework may provide the indispensable political environment for all these people-to-people exchanges and cultural activities, and finally construct a valid source strengthening the people-to-people ties among all BRICS countries. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Election Aside, Taiwan’s Generation Gap Will Shape Relations With China (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang) But while it is tempting to infer the trajectory of cross-strait relations through the lens of one election, an increasingly apparent generation gap in Taiwanese identity politics provides a better vantage point to understand Taiwan’s future relations with China. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Indonesia President Visits Natuna Amid China Tensions (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Niniek Karmini) “Natuna is part of Indonesia’s territory, there is no question, no doubt,” Widodo said in a speech after the trip. “There is no bargaining for our sovereignty.” <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Beijing’s New Man in Hong Kong (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Eleanor Albert) The leadership change illustrates Beijing’s frustration and disagreement with Wang’s approach to the growing discontent toward the mainland among Hong Kongers, and particularly among younger generations. Given Luo’s background, it is likely that his appointment signals Beijing’s desire to more ardently exert itself over Hong Kong. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Deterrence and South China Sea Strategy: What Do the Latest China-Indonesia Natuna Tensions Tell Us? (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Prashanth Parameswaran) China’s growing assertiveness over the past few years has challenged Indonesia’s traditional approach, including through multiple incursions into Indonesian waters. And while the administration of Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has taken actions in response to periodic incursions, including shoring up military capabilities related to the Natunas and launching diplomatic protests, there has been no fundamental departure from Indonesia’s traditional approach and Chinese incursions have continued episodically. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Beijing’s Fear of Taiwan Independence Under Tsai Steers Taiwan Away From Unification – Again (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Jo Kim) Beijing holds the belief that the idea of “Taiwan independence” is top-down by nature and made possible only by pro-independence leaders (e.g. Chen Shui-bian and Lee Teng-hui). Beijing has repeatedly condemned the DPP’s attempts at “de-Sinicization,” such as the downgrading of Chinese history in Taiwanese textbooks. Beijing also consistently frames anti-China social movements as instigated by politicians and due to economic frustration rather than the will of the public. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Taiwan: The Tsai Doctrine (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Nick Aspinwall) Tsai is hoping to enter a second presidential term with a strong mandate to continue her engagement with neighboring countries and driving Taiwan’s foreign policy and trade away from the cross-strait paradigm. It represents a golden chance for Taiwan to commit to an ethics-based foreign policy with a strong human rights component in trade and other exchanges, along with the domestic implementation of international rights standards. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: Framework for a US Indo-Pacific Strategy? (2020-01-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Carl Thayer) ARIA provides a comprehensive framework for U.S. policy and strategy in the Indo- Pacific region. ARIA’s requirement for specific strategies to address special issues of concern and mandated annual reports on progress made is a good example of the U.S. Congress exercising oversight over the Executive branch. However, President Trump’s track record of going off the rails if he becomes seized by a particular issue suggests that the reassurance offered by ARIA could be overridden or undermined at any time. <Accessed 2020-01-12> 
  • China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Commissions New Type 056A Corvette (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Franz-Stefan Gady) The latest Type 056A corvette, Wenshan (pennant number 623), reportedly entered service on December 31 with the 17th frigate squadron of the PLAN’s South Sea Fleet. The ship was reportedly launched in December 2018. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Wins Reelection With Record Support (2020-01-11)
    (Time, By Charile Campbell) Tsai Ing-wen has won reelection as President of Taiwan on Saturday night by a landslide, defeating the populist challenge of her pro-China opponent in a campaign dominated by how to handle growing pressure from Beijing. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • How Will the Chinese Navy Use Its 2 Aircraft Carriers? (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Ying Yu Lin) The recent commissioning of China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, means that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has formally moved into an epoch of “two aircraft carrier formations.” It marks the PLA Navy’s growing strength and progressive transition to a “blue ocean” navy, which goes hand-in-hand with its expansion in recent years. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • China’s Iran Dilemma (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Bonnie Girard) The current escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran presents a dilemma for China. While some analysts, such as on CNN, may portray the situation as an opportunity for China, in fact a closer look suggests that the situation is much more of a threat to China’s ambitions in the Middle East than not. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Foreign Students and China’s Soft Power: The Case of Uganda (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Benjamin Mulvey) For these students, China has rapidly become a destination of choice, because of its relative affordability, the availability of scholarships, as well as the relative ease of securing a study visa. China employs its higher education sector as a means of gaining influence abroad and accumulating “soft power,” especially in countries that are of geopolitical importance, such as those participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. In the words of the Chinese Ministry of Education, the role of international graduates is to “tell China’s story well and spread China’s voice.” <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • China-Pakistan Naval Drills: More Than Just Symbolism (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan) China and Pakistan have had a decades-long strategic partnership, and they have conducted many military exercises. But it does appear as if these exercises are now getting more complex and are designed for more than simply symbolic demonstration of China-Pakistan friendship. These bilateral exercises need to be seen also in the context of the recent China-Pakistan-Iran-Russia naval exercise, all of which is likely to worry India as well others such as the United States. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • ‘I Could Never Trust Them’: The China Factor in Taiwan’s Youth Vote (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Staś Butler) “They promised Hong Kong 50 years of freedom. They’re already breaking it. They couldn’t keep the promise and why would I trust them? I will never trust them. I already didn’t trust them and now it just proves that I could never trust them.” <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • An Endgame for Beijing in the US-China Trade Negotiations (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Chen Gong) The U.S.-China trade dispute, which has lasted nearly two years, appears to have abated for the time being. But at the same time, Trump also said that he will later travel to Beijing to begin negotiations on the second phase of the trade deal. In this context, the U.S.-China trade negotiations are clearly far from over, and the major pattern of future world trade has yet to be set. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • What Does Taiwan’s Public Think About Election Interference From China? (2020-01-11)
    (The Diplomat, By Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn, Isabel Eliassen, Carolyn Brueggemann, and Alexandrea Pike-Goff) Election security has emerged as a global challenge to democracies, which are now frequently subjected to foreign-based cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns seeking to influence the outcome of elections. With Taiwan’s national elections just days away, increased attention now falls on the role of China. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • In Blow to Beijing, Taiwan Re-elects Tsai Ing-wen as President (2020-01-11)
    (New York Times, By Steven Lee Myers and Chris Horton) Taiwan’s voters delivered a stinging rebuke of China’s rising authoritarianism on Saturday by re-electing President Tsai Ing-wen, who vowed to preserve the island’s sovereignty in the face of Beijing’s intensifying efforts to bring it under its control. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Trump Administration’s Actions in Middle East Complicate Its Criticisms of China (2020-01-09)
    (New York Times, By Edward Wong) Mr. Trump’s military strike on the Iranian general and other aggressive actions against Tehran gave China ammunition to undermine the administration’s main line of critique on Beijing’s human rights record. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Entangled US-China-Taiwan Relations Likely Just Got More Complicated after President Tsai Ing-wen’s Big Re-election Victory (2020-01-12)
    (South China Morning Post, By Sarah Zheng) Taiwan may face retaliation and increased pressure from Beijing after President Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide re-election victory, adding uncertainty to the already tense relationship between China and the United States, analysts said. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • West Studies Beijing’s Disinformation Campaign in Taiwan Looking for Clues into Its Cyber Playbook (2020-01-11)
    (South China Morning Post, By Mark Magnier) US cyberespionage experts say they are monitoring China’s online disinformation tactics in advance of Taiwanese elections on Saturday as a window into Beijing’s capabilities and the tools it could eventually deploy against Western democracies. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • US Army Aiming to Counter Chinese ‘Threat’ with Indo-Pacific Security Expansion, Top Official Says (2020-01-11)
    (South China Morning Post, By Owen Churchill) The United States Army will set up task forces focused on cyber warfare and other non-conventional domains in the Indo-Pacific over the next two years, as part of the Pentagon’s effort to counter China’s military activities in the region and bolster alliances with regional partners, Washington’s top army official said on Friday. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Taiwan Black Hawk Crash Investigation May Take a Year, Air Force Says (2020-01-06)
    (South China Morning Post, By Sarah Zheng) Taiwan’s public may have to wait a year to learn the details of what happened in the Black Hawk helicopter crash which killed eight senior military officials, including chief of staff Shen Yi-ming, according to the island’s air force. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Hong Kong Repression Pushes Taiwan Away from China (2020-01-10)
    (East Asia Forum, By Fang-Yu Chen, Austin Wang, Charles K S Wu, and Yao-Yuan Yeh) The repercussions of protest and unrest can stretch across borders. Events during 2019 have reshaped Taiwanese perceptions towards China and the so-called ‘one-country, two systems’ in Hong Kong. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Taiwan’s Growth Up Despite Trade War Hit (2020-01-11)
    (East Asia Forum, By Min-Hua Chiang) Like most Asian countries, Taiwan’s exports have suffered from the US–China trade war. But overall the economy has held up relatively well thanks to Taiwanese firms’ substantial investment at home. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
  • Taiwan’s High Stakes 2020 Elections (2020-01-11)
    (East Asia Forum, By Graeme Read) As narratives of candidates battling over the China factor re-emerge, the significance of these elections extends beyond just the presidency. The stakes for Taiwan’s 2020 elections are high and the consequences are potentially deep and far reaching. <Accessed 2020-01-11> 
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