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Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan

And why a new Monroe Doctrine won’t help Taiwan in its battle for diplomatic survival.

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The Best Way to See Taiwan’s Rugged Coast Is Slowly—and on a Bike

There comes a moment during every great endurance adventure when, no matter how fit you are, no matter how experienced, a simple, penetrating …

NHL helping female umpire from Taiwan break down barriers | NHL.com

Po-Chun Liu discovered something deep into her time with the NHL as part of the Global Sports Mentoring Program.<p>Liu is a 38-year-old professional …

China's Efforts To Increase Pressure On Old Foe Taiwan Are Backfiring

China intentionally pulled back on group tourism to Taiwan last year by about 18%, resulting in a squeeze for those in the tour bus and hotel industry. Beijing probably thought the same about its easing off permits for students to study at Taiwan’s 152 tuition-thirsty universities. The number of …

Taipei’s Extreme Metal Scene Provides an Unlikely Home for Its Misfits

In Taiwan, choosing a life in the underground punk and metal scene means going against everything the dominant culture holds dear.<p>If you live in Taipei, fitting in is kind of important—paramount, even. Hair too long, or too short—this guy must be some kind of gangster. Visible tattoos on a woman? …

Unpacking Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy

Can Taiwan’s latest attempt to avoid economic dependence on China succeed?

Follow this hot new trend in Taiwan: hiking to wild geothermal springs

Once a niche outdoor activity in Taiwan, hiking to wild hot springs is now growing in popularity. A combination of phones and social media is fueling the trend.<p>Taiwan has long been known for its luxurious hot spring spas, many of which were first developed in the early 20th century when the island …

Rather than talk to Taiwan, China sends in the spies

Taipei, Taiwan<p>Just days after a scandal involving attempts by Chinese universities to influence academic discussion in Taiwanese classrooms was uncovered, the arrest of an alleged Chinese spy who studied here has put Beijing’s espionage efforts back in the spotlight.<p>While spy scandals are not …

New Diplomatic Ally? Isolated Taiwan Is Growing Closer To A Country In Europe

You might not have heard of this country or even know it’s a country, but that’s okay with Taiwan. A lot of its 21 diplomatic allies are small and obscure. The much larger China, Taiwan’s political rival of 70 years, blocks major world countries from recognizing Taiwan’s self-governance. Now the …

Touring Taipei, Taiwan's sophisticated and surprising capital

Donald Trump’s recent phone call to president Tsai Ing-wen may have further complicated relations between China and Taiwan but prospective visitors shouldn’t be deterred from exploring Taipei. Still only visited by about 38,000 Britons a year, this Taiwanese city - safe, pristine and welcoming - is …

Taiwan’s Fireworks Festivals Are Crazy Dangerous And Awesome

Around the world, spectacular fireworks displays erupt to celebrate the New Year every January 1. In the United States, people...The post Taiwan’s …

America’s affirmation of the one-China policy pleased Taiwan, too

THE idea that China and Taiwan might be separate countries, rather than estranged parts of “one China”, is anathema in Beijing. So on February 9th, …

The 'One China' policy explained

<b>(CNN) —</b> When then US President-elect Donald Trump had a 10-minute conversation with Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen in December 2016, he caused a huge diplomatic firestorm.<p>Though it's not uncommon for an incoming leader of one government to speak with the sitting leader of another, Trump's call …

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America First

The self righteous indignation from the media and professional diplomatic quarters at the phone call of President Elect Trump to the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is improper.<p>Yes, our official policy has been a "One-China" policy where Taiwan isn't officially recognized, but anybody who does two …

A foodie’s stinky-tofu tutorial in Taiwan

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article stated that China’s Cultural Revolution triggered an influx of new residents from mainland China, and played a role in the flight of ousted Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan. In fact, China’s Communist Revolution did both. The story has been …

Taiwanese Are Tuning Out As China Squeezes Their Foreign Relations

China bought off Sao Tome and Principe, last week to end the African country’s 19-year alliance with Taiwan, according to the government here. Beijing is negotiating now with the Vatican, Taiwan’s most influential of a remaining 21 diplomatic friends who speak for it in the United Nations where it …

What Taiwan hopes the Trump call could do for its international standing

Suddenly, Taiwan sees an opening.<p>Having spent most of the last half a century in a diplomatic no man’s land, in which it technically does not exist as far as most of the world is concerned, Taiwan is hoping to parlay President-elect<p>Donald Trump’s surprising response to its overture into enhanced …

The US is treating Taiwan like its secret side piece

In the past week, the Asia Pacific nation of Taiwan had its fifteen minutes of fame with American audiences. It was not due to the fact that Taiwan is on the cusp of legalizing same-sex marriage—the first in Asia if if does happen—but due to a simple phone call between its president Tsai Ing-wen …

Why Are People Making Such a Big Deal about the Trump-Taiwan Call?

12/07/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>With a roughly 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, President-elect Donald Trump broke from nearly 40 years of U.S. policy in Asia and probably complicated relations …

Will Beijing cut Trump some slack after that phone call with Taiwan?

By Kacie Miura and<p>Jessica Chen Weiss<p>In a single phone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Dec. 2, President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic protocol. By speaking directly to Tsai and then calling her the “president of Taiwan” on Twitter, Trump implied that …

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Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

By Anne Gearan<p>Anne Gearan<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan’s president, a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia and a breach of diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president’s relations with China.<p>The call is …

Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Tai...

Chef Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world …

The new Hawaii? Surfers flock to Taiwan, an island nation that fears the sea

Typhoon swell and a host of surf spots have put a fishing village on the pro-circuit – a big change for a culture whose unease with China created an aversion to the ocean<p>Set against a backdrop of lush green mountains sweeping down to a Pacific ocean swell, the village of Jinzun Harbour reminds some …

Many Young Taiwanese Want to Go to the Olympics With a New Flag and Anthem

As one of Taiwan’s most famous rock stars, Freddy Lim used to express his politics by screaming death metal lyrics for his band Chthonic, the “Black …

Shopping for Tradition in Taiwan

International brands are every bit as popular in Taiwan as they are in the West, yet wander around any of Taiwan’s cities and you are sure to come across photogenic shops selling products which hark back to an era before mass marketing and containerisation. In many old neighborhoods, there are …

China No Longer Has a Taiwan Strategy

For all the talk about the inevitability of the eventual “reunification” of Taiwan and China and bluster about China’s determination to accomplish …

China and Taiwan struggle over Sun Yat-sen’s legacy

FOR decades Taiwan’s rulers have paid their respects from afar to Sun Yat-sen, also known as Sun Zhongshan: “father of the nation”, founder of the …

U.S. Pressure Threatens Fast-Growing Drone Industry In Taiwan

Taiwan voiced support this month for a U.S.-led declaration that would limit sales of unmanned aerial vehicles for military use, and Washington said thanks for the nod. Diplomatically isolated Taiwan wants to be seen as a cooperative government, explaining the foreign ministry’s statement of …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

INTERVIEW: American Travel Writer on Taiwan's 'Subtle Magic'

American travel writer Joshua Samuel Brown has covered places as far away as Belize and Singapore for Lonely Planet – one of the largest travel guide book publisher in the world – but Taiwan has long held a special place in his heart. He will be heading back to Taiwan in January 2017 to begin on …