Archives for: China

    Posted on: 2020-12-30

Taiwanese division bell stopped ringing

In his OpEd in Taipei Times, Taiwan Corner's chairman Michael Danielsen write that willing European politicians, journalists and academics have contributed to a perception that Taiwan was divided about its future international status and confused the European public. They have lived in a China bubble that has blasted. Today, Taiwan stands more united than ever, but Taiwan’s future is not … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2020-12-30

China is creating a ‘new normal’ across the Strait

China is creating a ‘new normal’ across the Strait in which the world now accepts the almost daily violation of Taiwan’s airspace. And Beijing continues to spread fake news about Taiwan. Despite the pandemic – or perhaps because of it – Chinese pressure on Taiwan’s international space has intensified. This was seen recently in another act of exclusion from UNESCO activities. The United States … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2020-06-17

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...]

    Posted on: 2018-11-18

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...]

    Posted on: 2018-05-27

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...]

    Posted on: 2017-05-25

EU should put an end to Taiwan- WHO circus

EU should put an end to Taiwan- WHO circus write Taiwan Corner’s chairman Michael Danielsen. The circus’ main attraction is the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Assembly (WHA), which is the decisionmaking body of the WHO. Since “2009, the EU and many European politicians have praised Taiwan’s participation in the WHA. It was considered as a result of the improved relations between … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2017-01-14

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...]

    Posted on: 2016-03-12

The ASEAN Economic Community – Status Quo and Challenges

The ASEAN is still far away from a single market when it comes to other measures of market liberalization. Should it prove impossible to satisfy the CLMV countries’ aspirations for distributive justice, these countries and their domestic civil society organizations might become forces that hinder the development of the AEC or could even trigger a new protectionist movement. These problems could … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2015-11-09

One Taiwan, One China

President Ma undermined the sovereignty of Taiwan, also misrepresenting the aspirations of the Taiwanese people, when he stated that Taiwan is a part of the Chinese family.  The occasion was his meeting with Chinese President Xi on Saturday November 7 in Singapore. Taiwanese do not want to be a part of the Chinese family. They want to choose their own future freely, which we in Taiwan Corner … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2015-11-04

Sidste fotomulighed for Kinas og Taiwans præsidenter

Mødet på lørdag d. 7. november mellem Taiwans og Kinas præsidenter i Singapore er historisk. Blot det, at mødet finder sted er en historisk begivenhed efter mange års stridigheder. De to præsidenter kender udmærket utilfredsheden i Taiwan med tilnærmelserne til Kina. Mødet er derfor den sidste mulighed for, at de to præsidenter kan vise verden deres resultater og hver deres drøm om et fælles Kina. … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2015-03-01

Case No. 59213: China Specialists Don’t Get Taiwan

China specialists need to face this fact squarely: there are no generous economic benefits from Taiwan’s economic involvement with China. That golden age passed in 2008, six years ago. Instead, the people of Taiwan experience assaults on their independence and democracy on one side and the hollowing out of their economy on the other, along with China’s continued interference in FTAs and other … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2015-01-03

Hong Kong is a warning to Taiwan

Hong Kong’s activists have no ambitions to adapt China’s version of democracy. The negative political and economic consequences of a closer relationship with China has created a strong civil society against the regime. Self-censorship is spreading and firms are pressured not to make advertisements in e.g. Apple Daily, a critical Hong Kong newspaper. It is also increasingly clear that Hong Kong's … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-08-17

Denmark supports China’s ambitions

China's more aggressive behavior in Asia, makes it more difficult to argue for China's peaceful intentions. This does not stop the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to encourage China to territorial claims and Danish academics to play down China's troubling behavior in Asia. If we want to avoid that China is going to be the next international challenge, we must have the courage to stand by our … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-06-15

Denmark’s China policy a warning to Taiwan

Is Denmark’s apparent change in its “one China” policy a warning to Taiwan about what might come in the future? Denmark appears to be on its way to change its “one China” policy in direction of considering Taiwan as a part of China. The apparent policy change is obvious from the Danish Foreign Ministry’s Web site, where Taiwan is listed as a part of China together with the Chinese flag and a map … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-04-09

Open letter to the Sunflower Movement and President Ma

Open letter to the Sunflower Movement and President Ma. We fully appreciate the reasons the students took this action, and express our support for the peaceful, reasonable and rational approach they have taken. We firmly believe that the people in Taiwan, having worked hard for their democracy, want to remain free and democratic. They want to determine their own future, and do not want to be … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2013-07-04

Demand a KMT Taiwan policy

What is the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) vision for Taiwan? An answer to this question is warranted after the KMT agreed to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) under the “one China” framework. A change requires that recent events and demonstrations are elevated to questions about cross-strait policies and the future of Taiwan. And that politicians play a fine balance between … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2012-11-18

Is Taiwan fast drifting towards China?

Den Kina-venlige politik fra Taiwans regering er bekymrende. Trods de mildere vinde mellem  Taiwan og Kina har taiwanerne ingen kinesisk provinsmentalitet og ønsker ikke at være en del af Kina. Udviklingen og den fred, som opleves, er derfor ikke bæredygtig, når Taiwans regering bevæger sig længere væk fra taiwanernes nationale identitetsfølelse. Publiceret i Politiken d. 7. november 2012. Af … [Read more...]