China’s Growing Influence in Human Rights Institutions: Slow Progress on Human Rights Abuse in Xinjiang
It is not uncommon for states to engage in conflicting behaviors regarding human rights issues in domestic and foreign affairs. When a state’s domestic human rights abuse receives international criticism, the escape approach taken by the criticized state is to claim that it’s a matter of state sovereignty. As a result, we often see the […]
Taiwan Brief, the KMT just got Chu’d up badly transcript
So, the KMT chair candidates battled it out down to the wire with their differing visions for the future of the party.The results are in, a new chair-elect is making moves while waiting to assume office and the future of the party is now looking…as grim as ever. But before we begin this look at […]
Is the National Security Risk in the India-China Relationship the Linchpin to Strengthen the Taiwan-India Economic Relationship?
China’s rise has led to a revival of interest in the role of rising new powers. In this context, we see the geopolitical term “Indo-Pacific” creating a buzz worldwide. The objective behind the idea of Indo-Pacific is to curtail China’s economic, political and military expansion across the Pacific and Indian Oceans. China’s rapid ascent as […]
Soft Power: Taiwan’s Fundamental Instrument to Accomplish Global Recognition
Taiwan is a classic case to study the case of soft power as it has thrived on it and created a buzz worldwide because of its governance model. Soft power, a term coined by Joseph Nye in the 1980s, is how a state can influence others without coercion. It is also the ability to shape […]
Taiwan Headlines, July 22: Love from Lithuania, Canada and US
Taiwan is to establish a “Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania” and CCP flips out. Halifax defence and security forum to meet in Taipei. US military plane lands with package for new AIT head Oudkirk, and CCP flips out again.
Back to the Basement Podcast: Getting To Know … Donovan (Taiwan Report/ICRT)
Taiwan Headlines, Food Delivery Driver Union? 4/21
The Japanese de-facto embassy raises the flag at a curious time. TSMC and Foxconn are making bold moves toward world domination. Food delivery drivers are to be offered to join a union, but will heavy traffic nix it?
Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 17, 2021
The Hualien District Prosecutors Office has indicted seven for offenses related to the Taroko Express train crash on April 2 that killed 49 people and injured more than 200 others.The driver of the crane truck, who also owns a construction company, was indicted for negligence resulting in death and property damage, causing an accident involving […]
Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 11, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control, those needing to travel abroad should be able to buy a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month at the earliest.An expected 5,000 to 10,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are to be set aside for purchase by those with a specified need to travel–though they haven’t […]
Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 5, 2021
The shipment of the first batch of nearly 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Taiwan through the global vaccine sharing program COVAX has arrived.1.02 million doses of AstraZeneca have been allocated to Taiwan through COVAX.On March 3, Taiwan took delivery of its first batch of vaccines: 117,000 doses purchased directly from AstraZeneca rather than through COVAX.Rollout […]