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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What does Trump’s call with Taiwan mean?

What do you make out of President-elect Donald Trump-President Tsai Ing-wen phone call, how do you assess the importance of this phone call? Read few comments.

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China and politics: Where is Taiwan heading under President Tsai?

Ten thousands of people protesting against the pension reforms at home, frostier relations with China on the international scene. One may say it is a rocky start for Tsai Ing-wen Presidency. How do you assess the domestic and international aspects of her politics after few months in the office, what went wrong and what right? Read few comments.

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