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China’s Latest Push to Promote Cyber Sovereignty

  March 8, 2017 The News: On March 1st, China released its first global internet policy paper entitled International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace.  In the paper China calls for the establishment of a “global Internet governance system” and details a “plan of action” for international cooperation toward realizing that objective. China’s strategic goals in Read More …

A Stable Squeeze: How Beijing Hopes to Exert Economic Pressure on Taiwan without Killing Trade Ties

June 14, 2016 Since 1979, when China’s central leadership first proposed establishing direct trade with Taiwan as one of the Three Links, Beijing has seen cross-Strait commerce as instrumental in helping it to achieve its long-term goal of unifying Taiwan with China.  And while Beijing has periodically brought its economic leverage to bear on Taiwan, Read More …

TSR Interview with Andrew Nathan*

February 20, 2015   True to its Marxist ideology, the Chinese Communist Party has put great faith in the power of material forces to steer Taiwan toward unification. In spite of the economic benefits Taiwan has gained in recent years from increasing ties with mainland China, most Taiwanese remain opposed to the idea of unification Read More …

Pac100 Interview with Robert Sutter

April 21, 2016 On May 20th, Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be inaugurated as the new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She will be the first woman and only the second member of the independence-leaning DPP to hold Taiwan’s highest office.   Tsai’s repeated assertions that she intends to Read More …

TSR Interview with Bonnie Glaser*

September 25, 2014   Ever since the Republic of China lost its seat in the United Nations in 1971, Taiwan has been in a desperate battle to claw back its lost international space. Its situation has worsened over the years as the PRC has grown more powerful and has used its newfound economic and political Read More …

A New Perspective on the China-Taiwan Deportation Issue

Photo By Deval Kulshrestha*   Media coverage of the recent forced deportation of 45 Taiwanese nationals from Kenya to China has largely neglected two important issues.  First, Taiwanese and Chinese money-launderers, online gambling syndicates, and fraudsters who target Chinese businesses, government officials, and ordinary citizens from bases in third countries represent a very real problem Read More …

TSR Interview with Douglas Paal

September 9, 2014   The East China Sea Peace Initiative (ECSPI) is one of President Ma Ying-jeou’s major foreign policy initiatives. On August 5, the Taipei-based Prospect Foundation (遠景基金會) hosted the second East China Peace Forum to mark the second anniversary of the ECSPI. Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire** speaks with Douglas Paal, vice president Read More …

TSR Interview with Alan Romberg*

July 30, 2014   Rather than airing internal differences over a proposed freeze of the DPP charter’s independence clause at the July 20th DPP National Party Congress, Tsai Ing-wen sent the freeze proposal to the party’s Central Executive Committee for consideration. Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire** speaks with Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of Read More …

TSR Interview with Richard Bush*

July 3, 2014   The longstanding dilemma in Taiwan over how to harmonize cross-Strait policies with long-term political interests gained attention last month after a former high-ranking U.S. official stated that Taiwan is at a “turning point” and needs to evaluate how its economic engagement with China impacts its political independence. Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian Read More …