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    Taichung in the evening of November 2013

    What will Trump do? + Links

    US President-elect Trump again says "one China" policy up for negotiation. This comment is entirely lacking in definition, though it is widely reported. What does he mean? It's maddening how little concrete information there is about his Administration's views and plans. By Michael Turton, The View from Taiwan Published with permission. Read the original article here… NYTimes reports that … [Read More...]

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    See Taiwan as a normal nation; that is its future

    By Michael Danielsen, chairman of Taiwan Corner First published in Taipei Time on December 17, 2016 Taiwan’s domestic politics are getting more trivial as seen from the outside. This is good news and it reveals that Taiwan is becoming a normal nation in many aspects. Taiwan’s domestic politics are concerned with topics as in other nations, including same-sex marriage, pension reforms and … [Read More...]

    Michael Danielsen chairman of Taiwan Corner giving a talk at the UNPO conference in the European Parliament.

    Setting an Example: Taiwan’s Role in Southeast Asia

    Taiwan has a lot of soft-power and it can set an example in southeast Asia through its new Southbound policy and other policies. It requires that Taiwan can take an engaging and mutually beneficial approach and embrace this opportunity. Also, Taiwan needs to be better known in Southeast Asia and to forge connections with ordinary citizens throughout the region in order to succeed. Therefore, … [Read More...]

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    Is there no Internet in the Economist’s Offices?

    The Ma Administration represented the end of the golden age for Taiwanese in China. Overall trade grew under Ma. However, trade ballooned far faster under the Chen Administration and Taiwan businessmen did much better.  What happened in the "ballooning" Ma era? Trade grew from $98.2 billion and peaked at $130.1 billion. Using that peak, the best gain was just $32 billion, less than half the Chen … [Read More...]

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    Politicizing European civil society on Taiwan

    Improving Taiwan’s future requires politicizing of European society about Taiwan’s political situation. Taiwan need alliances between politicians and European citizens that can add new dimensions on how to work for Taiwan’s future. People cannot expect that from the established political system. Politicizing means engagement in meaningful and open debate directly with European citizens about … [Read More...]