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Recent speeches by the leaders of China and Taiwan have turned up the heat on relations across the Taiwan Strait.
Forced to balance traditional alliances with its trade-dependent relationship with China, New Zealand walks a fine diplomatic line over Taiwan.
In a speech in Taipei, the former prime minister condemned China’s growing belligerence.
Taipei’s military strategists plan to use ‘asymmetrical warfare’ in the hope of imposing crippling casualties and costs on any attacker.
Many Taiwanese see the Chinese military display as more of a show than a preparation for an all-out invasion. So, what is Beijing’s ultimate plan?
Beijing has reacted to the withdrawal with the message that the US can’t be trusted as an ally.
COVID will be with the world for the foreseeable future. The challenge is to learn to live with the virus effectively, protecting public health while reconnecting with each other.
Japan is showing increased support for Taiwan in the face of relentless pressure from China. Here’s why Taiwan matters so much to Tokyo and what it’s prepared to do about it.
A new survey of Taiwanese and Australian citizens has revealed some surprising results about their views on security and China.
With ideological issues such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, lecturers told of how a vocal minority of international Chinese students are attempting to police teaching materials and class discussions.
Only about 1% of the population was vaccinated against COVID when this outbreak started.
There are four potential flash points where conflict with China could break out. Beijing, though, has yet to present a ‘nail’ to the US ‘hammer’.
The likelihood of open conflict is low, given the risks to China and the US. With the Biden administration treading carefully over Taiwan, why is there so much loose talk of war in Canberra?
There were two main ingredients to Taiwan’s COVID victory, researchers have found.
The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
The high cost and long lead times for building computer chip factories makes it difficult for the U.S. to reverse the steady decline of its domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity.
Plus new research finds a way to speed up the search for dark matter. Listen to episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly.
Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Taiwan has a population of over 20 million people and no new cases of coronavirus since mid-April. Embracing ‘digital democracy’ and ‘hacktivism’ have been the keys to their success.