Council on Foreign Relations: China’s Modernizing Military

The Chinese government is working to make its military stronger, more efficient, and more technologically advanced to become a top-tier force within thirty years. With a budget that has soared over the past decade, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) already ranks among the world’s leading militaries in areas including artificial intelligence and anti-ship ballistic missiles. […]

Taiwan Insight: The public’s view on same-sex marriage legalisation

… To address perceptions of same-sex marriage legalisation and its implications for the 2020 election, we conducted a web survey through PollcracyLab at National Chengchi University’s (NCCU) Election Study Center in December of 2019, with five hundred and two people, asking two questions specifically about same-sex marriage. First, we asked respondents, on a five-point scale […]

Taipei Times: Chinese banned from entering Taiwan

From today, all Chinese nationals are banned from entering Taiwan, while people who have traveled to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the previous 14 days are to be put under mandatory home quarantine for 14 days after returning to Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center announced yesterday. The only exception would be people who […]

Ketagalan Media: Does Taiwanese Identity Translate to Votes for Tsai Ing-wen?

… The more nuanced understanding to this, however, is that, while the higher voter turnout has benefited the DPP on the whole, there were some districts—especially those in Kaohsiung—where the higher voter turnout in a few districts helped flipped the situation in favor of the KMT’s Han, while the DPP also saw strong gains in […]

Taipei Times: Han’s administration plans reshuffle to fend off recall

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) administration plans to reshuffle its ranks to fend off a campaign to recall him, the Chinese-language Mirror Media magazine reported on Tuesday. … Meanwhile, Han intends to maintain a low profile during the recall campaign by focusing on governance and avoiding speaking about politics, the report said. Han’s team intends […]