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    Can we learn from USA’s engagement with Taiwan over the past 3 years?

    Over the past 25 years, the European Union and the United States have focused on having critical dialogue with China. The promised result was a China that would engage positively with the rest of the world. This has not happened, and stronger measures are needed if our democracy and our values are to be defended. Not least the survival of democratic Taiwan By Michael … [Read More...]

    Taiwan and USA after Taiwan’s election

    Civil society groups in Europe like Taiwan Corner can arrange successful public events organized and planned by themselves. In Copenhagen, it is difficult to get people to come to a public debate meeting about a topic like Taiwan. But we succeeded. Not only got we a famous journalist and a wellknown USA commentator to come, we reached almost 10.000 people online by advertisements. In … [Read More...]

    Threats against Taiwan

    President Tsai talked about peace, parity, dialogue and democracy. In response, China decided to omit the accustomed annual reference to “peaceful reunification” in the government’s yearly work report. In China’s view, the situation in Hong Kong no longer helps attract Taiwan to adopt ‘One Country – Two Systems’ as a solution. Moreover, the Hong Kong protests serve only to destabilize and … [Read More...]

    Nation lives forward, not in the KMT’s past

    Taiwan shall live forward and understand itself looking backward — not like the KMT, which prefers to live in the past. A combination of the good old days and modern populism can be a superb cocktail for winning an election. The problem for the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) populist presidential candidate, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), is that there are no good old … [Read More...]

    Elections in January – Who will win?

    In contrast to the presidential election, the parliamentary elections are more uncertain. Although the November 2018 local elections resulted in significant victories for the KMT, this may not benefit the party on the national stage, contrary to previous predictions. Economy is one issue in Taiwan's elections. Taiwan’s investments in China is falling as capital moves in the direction of South East … [Read More...]