Is “strategic ambiguity” still the least-worst option for dealing with competing claims about Taiwan?
Semiconductor chips are electronic devices that store and process information. Today they can contain billions of microscopic switches on a chip smaller than a fingernail.
Today Taiwan is a flourishing democracy. It wasn’t always this way.
Welcome to an era of two parallel worlds in global business.
Visits by foreign law-makers to Taiwan are nothing new. So why did China react in such a heavy-handed manner to Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit?
Washington must continue to support Taiwan while seeking a better security dialogue with Beijing.
Taiwan dominates the global market for microchips – something that Washington is well aware of.
Beijing’s response to the visit by the US speaker has a lot do with internal Chinese politics.
While Chinese American voters are not a homogeneous group, many people who have ancestral ties to the region are unlikely to question their support for Nancy Pelosi just because of her Taiwan trip.
The US speak of the house’s visit to Taiwan has provoked more sabre-rattling from China, but neither China nor the US will want tensions to escalate further.
Chinese fighter jets buzzed the line separating China and Taiwan just hours before the US House speaker arrived on the island.
The White House has distanced itself from the US House speaker’s potential visit to Taiwan. But does it still signal a shift in policy over diplomatic ties with the island?
World leaders should worry about the security risks and economic balance of power with China.
Taiwan’s ambiguous position makes talk of war all the more dangerous
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns about China’s intentions towards Taiwan.
Biden’s suggestion that the US is prepared to intervene militarily if Taiwan was invaded was quickly walked back by White House officials.
The question centres on whether Russia legally inherited the permanent seat formerly occupied by the Soviet Union.