Should Taiwan have (at least limited) seat in the WHO?

We are witnessing some support for Taiwan to participate as an observer at the World Heath Assembly. While it is unlikely that Taiwan well be part of it, what’s your view on this, do you think that Taiwan should participate in some limited capacity, or not, and why? Read few comments.

Taipei 101. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Taiwan’s presidential election: Incumbent Tsai Ing-wen is poised to win and what it means

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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Credit: https://english.president.gov.tw/

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What connects protests in Hong Kong and Taiwan’s elections?

Do you think that current events in Hong Kong will effect, and how, Taiwan’s political situation and upcoming presidential elections in January?  Read few comments.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Credit: https://english.president.gov.tw/

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Will China use force against Taiwan?

Unification is the goal and force is an option, Xi Jinping says of Taiwan. Do you think that Beijing may really (under some circumstances) seriously consider the use of force against Taiwan or not, and why? Read few comments.


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228 Incident, Chiang Kai-shek and the past, the present, and the future of Taiwan

As Taiwan marks the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and changes to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are coming how important (and maybe also divisive?) is for the country to discuss the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek? Read few comments.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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What is China’s Xi game and what about Trump’s?

Interestingly, in the age of Donald Trump some observers see China as the custodian of economic liberal order, though not political liberal order as China is an authoritarian regime. What is your view on this and what do you think Trump wants from China and vice versa? Read few comments.

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US vs China vs Taiwan: Does Trump have a strategy?

President elect Donald Trump said: I fully understand the ‘one China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘one China’ policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade. How do you assess the impact of those Trump’s comments about one China policy on future US-China relations? Do you see any strategy in Trump’s approach towards China? Read few comments.

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