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    Highly likely that Tsai will be re-elected in January – EU’s one China policy

    Variations of a ‘Hong Kong model’, such as the one offered by China’s president Xi, have no appeal in Taiwan whatsoever. This has been shown in polls since the middle of the 1990s. Moreover, the fight for democracy in Hong Kong illustrates what the Taiwanese have known all along, that Taiwan is their home, and they have no desire to unite with China.  Taiwan Corner’s position has always been that … [Read More...]

    London School of Economics may violate UK’s One China policy & disregard academic standards

    London School of Economics (LSE) disregards democratic and academics ideals by considering adapting to China’s position on Taiwan. Anyone with a minimal insight into Asian matters knows that saying Taiwan is a part China is a highly controversial postulate with very questionable historical support.  This reveals that LSE cannot live up to academic ideals of balanced … [Read More...]

    Taiwan’s Political Normalization?

    Taiwan is not immune to populism which can threaten the normalization of Taiwan’s politics, writes Taiwan Corner's chairman Michael Danielsen in the latest NEPCAP Policy Brief (NEPCAP, Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific Policy). The results of the 2016 presidential and legislative elections seemed to promise a normalization of Taiwan's politics. The chief reasons for this hope … [Read More...]

    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...]