Donald Trump and Taiwan: The future of US-Taiwan Relations

Leaders speak for the first time in decades After a historic election, President-elect Donald Trump continued to surprise the world by accepting a congratulatory call from the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, on December 2nd: Trump congratulated her back, as Tsai became the first female president of Taiwan just earlier this year. This is the … Continue reading Donald Trump and Taiwan: The future of US-Taiwan Relations

Taiwan-US International Engagement: The Global Cooperation Training Framework and Beyond

Photo Credit: East Asia-Pacific Bureau of the State Department Opening Remarks: Lyushun Shen - Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the United States. Keynote Remarks: Bruce Linghu - Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan Kurt Tong - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. State Department Panel Discussion: Josh M.Cartin - Chief, Economic Section, American … Continue reading Taiwan-US International Engagement: The Global Cooperation Training Framework and Beyond

10 Facts About Tsai Ing-Wen

A leaked US diplomatic cable dated January 2006 mentions Tsai Ing-wen as “extremely capable and very persuasive [… and] tenacious negotiator”. Ten years later, we see her rise up to the top as the incoming President of Taiwan. Here are 10 facts about President-elect Tsai Ing-wen that you should know:

Taiwanese K-pop Celebrity Apologizes for Claiming to be Taiwanese

Less than 24 hours before the big Taiwanese presidential election, a harrowing video appeared on the Internet. 16 year-old K-pop star Chou Tzu-Yu (周子瑜) stands in front of the camera and begins her talk with an apologetic bow. Chou goes on to state that there is only one China and that both sides of the … Continue reading Taiwanese K-pop Celebrity Apologizes for Claiming to be Taiwanese

2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

Featured Image Photo Credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images As the election gets closer, we take a look at the events leading up to this three-way battle between three experienced parties: the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rising to power after being absent for eight years, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) maintaining its dominance, and the People First Party … Continue reading 2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

2016 Election – Complexities of the Legislative Election from Fist Fights to Math

Feature Image taken from The News Lens Video The Republic of China's government is quite like USA's government in terms of separation of power, and checks and balances. The main act of the 2016 election may be the presidential election, but the side show is just as (if not more) important; 2016 election will also … Continue reading 2016 Election – Complexities of the Legislative Election from Fist Fights to Math