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    Democratic standards are faith of the nation

    November’s local elections revealed that Taiwan is not immune to populism and post-truth. Consequently, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) needs to improve its perception of the electorate. When post-truth dominates, feelings and personal suppositions become more important in political debates than agreed facts. Obviously, the ideal must be that facts are the outset for a political dialogue. … [Read More...]

    Open letter to democratic Taiwan

    Taiwan Corner’s chairman Michael Danielsen and other scholars, former government and military officials, and other friends of Taiwan have signed an open letter in support of Taiwan democracy and President Tsai’s handling of the unprecedented pressure that China puts on Taiwan’s democracy, Taiwan’s unity and on our fundamental democratic values and human rights. “It is obvious that during the past … [Read More...]

    Taiwans regeringsparti DPP er udfordret i lokalvalg

    ”Taiwans præsident Tsai fra det uafhængighedssøgende parti DPP står over for sin første alvorlige test i lokalvalget lørdag d. 24. november efter en massiv sejr i 2016. Uanset, at lokalvalg handler om lokale problemstillinger vil præsident Tsai blive udfordret i DPP, hvis den ellers sikre by Kaohsiung efter 20 år går til KMT og Taichung også går til KMT”, siger Michael Danielsen, formand for … [Read More...]

    Time for EU to back Taiwan directly

    It is time for EU to back Taiwan directly writes Taiwan Corner’s chairman Michael Danielsen. Chinese pressure on Taiwan has over the past two years reached an unreasonably high level. Under such circumstances it is not enough to talk. Actions are required. When will Taiwan get an invitation to the World Health Assembly? Taiwan has not been invited for the past two years. When will Taiwan’s … [Read More...]

    Civil society can assist Taiwan with challenges

    Taiwan’s future independence relies in part on the nation’s ability to activate the vast potential of civil society, as the government cannot not speak and act freely, writes Taiwan Corner’s chairman Michael Danielsen in Taipei Times. When Taiwan’s official try be proactive they write in a diplomatic language, which is of no interest to journalists. China is increasingly pressuring multinational … [Read More...]