How China Has Crushed Hong Kong’s Democracy

And the worst part is, it’s not even done yet.  On March 11, an annual confab of functionaries rubber-stamped a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) plan to gut most of what is left of Hong Kong’s democratic processes, write Aaron Rhodes and Jianli Yang. At the “Two Sessions” meeting, or Lianghui, over 5,000 members of the CCP elite —…

Taiwan-EU Supply Chain

The “Taiwan-EU Supply Chains Forum” organized by the Taipei Representative office in the European Union and Belgium, the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA),Taiwan and the Belgian-based think tank European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) was held online this year. President Tsai addressed by video that Taiwan and the EU are key trading partners. She said…

Call to Boycott Winter Olympics in China

The European Conservatives and Reformists Party has sent an open letter to the Olympic Committee and has called on the international community to boycott the Winter Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Beijing in February 2022. The games are taking place against the backdrops of a growing list of human rights violations in China, from…

EU China Treaty a “Mistake”

The German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has published an article about an Open Letter by 100 renowned China experts, researchers and human-rights activists across the globe who are calling for a suspension of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).  The experts are demanding an end to the EU-China investment agreement, naming serious human rights violations and the suppression of…

Taiwan is crucial to the global fight against cybercrime

Taiwan’s national anti-pandemic and cybersecurity teams are playing a crucial role of global significance, writes Huang Ming-chao. Since emerging in late 2019, COVID-19 has evolved into a global pandemic. According to World Health Organization statistics, as of September 30, 2020, there were more than 33.2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million related…

Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue

The Office of the State Department of the USA issued the following press statement. “The close relationship between the United States and Taiwan is rooted in our commitment to the defense of freedom and the promotion of democratic values. Our partnership is built on economic investment and shared people-to-people ties, and we share a vision…

Safeguarding Taiwan’s democracy bolsters Taiwan-EU common values ​​and interests

On September 14, the same day of the EU-China leaders’ meeting, Nathalie Loiseau, Chair of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defense, and Reinhard Bütikofer, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, together with seven other prominent European political leaders, scholars, and experts, wrote to mainstream newspapers…

Support Taiwan’s inclusion in the post-COVID-19 global public health network

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have more than 40 million cases and more than one million deaths around the world. The virus has had an enormous impact on global politics, employment, economics, trade and financial systems, and significantly impacted the global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), writes Dr….

Taiwan: The EU’s ideal supply chain partner in Asia

Much ink has been spilled on the topic of the relationship between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China over recent weeks; from imbalanced trade to values and principles, writes Ming-Yen Tsai. As the EU recalibrates its policy towards China, it is worth remembering the position of strength the EU finds itself in…