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, Mar. 6, 2021
Irrigation agency to pray to Matsu. Pandemic toll hits 10, domestic vaccines could start production in July. Chen Po-wei recall passes first hurdle. Jaw vows to train 1000 influencers. KMT fights irrigation nationalization. Mixed news on NSP. Guam removes Taiwan from “Greater China”. US Indo-pac commander worried. Chinese Premier speaks on Taiwan.
Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 4, 2021
Jaw attacks Tsai administration over China. Sean Lien mulls KMT chair run. Government to subsidize 5G base stations. Taiwan’s economy nears overheating. Australia supports Taiwan pineapple. White House calls Taiwan “critical security partner”. Congress bill to diplomatically recognize Taiwan introduced.
Taiwan supports Australian “freedom wine”–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript
Summary: Taiwan is standing in support of Australian “freedom wine”. Two airlines introduce boarding by facial recognition. Bureau of Labor Funds domestic investment division head arrested. The TPP accuses the government of spending big on “propaganda”. Headlines: Citing a recent surge in cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has removed Hong Kong from its […]
Further support for Taiwan: A three-part look at expanding US ties–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript
Summary: China reacts viciously to reports of former President Lee Tung-hui ailing. Then we move on to a special three part series on further signs of support for Taiwan. Part one is the Australian-US joint statement, which is a mixed bag. Part two focuses on a visit in the US by Taiwan representative Hsiao Bi-khim. […]
“800 warriors” head indicted for inciting violence–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript
Headlines Short-stay travellers from Taiwan to Guam will no longer need to receive a COVID-19 test and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival beginning July 24, the Taiwan representative of the Guam Visitors Bureau said Friday. The Fisheries Agency on Thursday announced a ban on fishing three species of large sharks — megamouth, great white […]
KMT: Abolish 2 branches of govt, and welcome India–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript
Business updates Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Taiwan approved by the government in the first five months of this year totaled US$3.42 billion, an 11.95 percent increase from the same period last year.The Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement: “This shows that despite the effects of trade tensions and technology disputes between the […]
TFI Post: ‘Not Chinese, but Taiwanese investors allowed,’ For the first time India has denounced One-China policy
There are several odd things in this article.For one thing, many if most countries already treat Taiwanese differently, regardless of having a “One China” policy.For example, Taiwanese passport holders get visa-free entry into far more countries than Chinese.Treating Taiwanese differently as investors is also quite common, and hardly amounts to a “denunciation.”This also says that […]
Video: Taiwan Report News Brief (02-26-2020) Solar Shining
Migrants, Gender Pay Gap, Solar Shining, Public Shaming, Mazu on the March, Illegal Taxi Drivers, and more…