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Asia Pacific Politics

Outlook for the Tsai Ing-wen presidency: Consolidating power, driving reform

Taiwan’s first female president hopes her newly appointed Premier will be able to help enact reforms she promised during her campaign. Tsai Ing-wen’s electoral victory in January 2016 was historic and

Asia Pacific Security

Should Taiwan’s missile mishap be a concern for investors?

Taiwan’s missile launch feeds into steadily worsening relations with the Mainland. Should investors in Formosa be concerned? On July 1st, as the Chinese Communist Party celebrated its 95th anniversary, a

Asia Pacific Security

Taiwan’s new government must tread lightly

Recently, Beijing has warned Taiwan about the passage of a proposed law that could jeopardise the fragile balance between the two sides. While President-elect Tsai will take office in less

Asia Pacific Politics

Taiwan’s election portents new dynamic with Beijing

The new path charted by Ms Tsai’s political vision could represent an important opportunity for Taiwan to restore its prestige as a valuable economic and strategic partner for neighbouring nations.

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Tsai’s dynasty: Taiwan’s new approach to China

After eight years of a pro-China administration, Taiwan, the only Chinese-speaking democracy on earth, has elected the pro-independence Tsai Ing-wen. Some fear this will put to question eight years of

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Weekly Risk Outlook

Mercosur leaders meet. U.S. energy policy takes effect. Taiwan Presidential Candidates debate. Central African Republic votes for president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Mercosur Heads of State Meet in Paraguay On Monday, the

Asia Pacific Politics

A new direction for China-Taiwan relations

The rapprochement strategy strongly advocated by Taiwan’s President, Ma Ying-jeou, represents an important step in enhancing the dialogue with Beijing. However, concerns still remain that each step towards the Chinese