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: 2020-10-18

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...]

    Posted on: 2019-04-06

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...]

    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: 2017-01-01

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...]