Yi Fang, China, and why enough should be enough for the Taiwanese people

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Most people who have lived in Taiwan for any length of time have probably had at least one, and possibly...

China’s disregard for HK freedoms shows why Taiwan must take a stand

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- On Monday, Communist China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) held a rare press conference. Unlike the regime’s Taiwan Affairs...

Only China can untie its own knot in US relations: William Stanton

The joint opinion letter “China Is Not the Enemy” published in the Washington Post on July 3 may turn out to be one of...

Have Three Million People in Taiwan Joined a Business Cult?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For job seekers today, opportunities seem to be drying up. Headlines offer hope for future job growth, but many feel...

New British prime minister could be great news for Taiwan

A fascinating letter from a Taiwanese-American reader was published in The Atlantic recently. The author explained that she was caught in a quandary on...

Han’s primary victory is exactly what the DPP needed

So, the stage is now set for what could well be the most significant election in Taiwan’s short democratic history. Sitting President Tsai Ing-wen...

Time for Taiwan to prioritize extradition agreements

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The extradition of Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects has been back in the news recently and is something that the Taiwanese...

Dear Washington, do not seek to appease the Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3, the Washington Post published an op-ed entitled “China is not an enemy” addressed to the White House...

Secret files need to be unsealed to reveal the truth about Taiwan’s history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Commentator Yang Sen-hong wrote that failing to unlock the secret files from the Martial Law era would be a serious...

EVA Airlines strike could be a watershed moment for Taiwanese workers’ rights

The ongoing EVA Airlines strike looks set to become a watershed moment in the history of workers’ rights in Taiwan. And so it should....

With China’s swift rise as naval power, Australia needs to rethink how it defends...

CANBERRA (The Conversation) -- Visiting Wellington in April 1996, I fell into conversation with a very wise and experienced New Zealand government official. We...

The time is ripe for a U.S.-Taiwan free trade agreement: William Stanton

The United States needs to reach a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan not just because it would be good for Taiwan, but even more...

It’s time to take the Terry Gou threat seriously

The Han wave might be weakening a little, but it is still consuming just about all the pan-blue media coverage in Taiwan. However, there is...

Han Kuo-yu’s Kaohsiung failings show why his presidential ambitions are ridiculous

“Your presidential bid is outright ridiculous!” “Do not allow your sentimentality to overpower your rationality. Wake up!” These are not the words of an opposition...

Education in Taiwan too political

Following his retirement as a career diplomat for the United States, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Stanton (司徒文) served...

Hong Kong extradition bill an example of China’s ‘boiling frog’ tactics, Taiwan must beware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Hong Kong’s handover from the British to China in 1997 to the end of Tung Chee-hwa’s (董建華) term as...

Hong Kong protests serve as a warning to Taiwan over ‘one country, two systems’

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- There were stirring scenes in Hong Kong on Sunday as the people of the proud City-state took to the streets...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping...

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