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A year in office, Taiwan’s Tsai seeks Beijing’s goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

Tyrone Siu/Reuters   By J.R. Wu Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signalling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress.

Taiwan seeks participation in WHA

  By Jose Kalathil Taiwan has sought participation in the World Health Assembly 2017, to be held from May 21 to 31, the registration of which ends today.

Taiwan keen on bettering ties with India

Reuters photo   By Jose Kalathil The island country of Taiwan having a population of 23 million is keen on strengthening relations with the second largest economy in Asia, in the fields of trade, tourism, education, culture and business.

Observations of an Expat: And So It Begins

Drew Angerer/AFP   By Tom Arms And so it begins. Or at least it will on Friday January 20th when Donald Trump stands on the steps of the US Capitol building, places his hand on The Bible and swears to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States.

Who are you friends with today?

AFP photo   By Siddhartha Rastogi   In Politics you don’t have friends or foes, you have only Opportunity! Opportunity!! & Opportunity!!!

A peep into Taiwan’s tribal culture

By Jose Kalathil When an invitation to visit Taiwan for a second time came from none other than the country’s Representative to India, Mr Chung-Kwang Tien, I could not say no.

Taiwan: Best Country For Tourism

By Chung Kwang Tien No wonder. Krishan Kumar Modi, a savvy businessman and one of the richest Indian entrepreneurs in the Forbes list, picked the right place to celebrate his grand birthday as Taiwan has just been ranked first out of 67 countries in the overall ranking of the best place for expats in 2016 by […]

In Deep Waters with China and Russia

Ng Han Guan/AP   By Cynthia M. Lardner   The Threat to Global Stability and Security   Geopolitical tensions have risen to a level where another major war or even world war is no longer outside the realm of possibilities. There has been a military build-up by the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of […]

Taiwan’s Catholic Vice President

By Jose Kalathil Chen Chien-jen, the new Vice President of the Republic of China, popularly known as Taiwan, is a devout Catholic. He is the first Catholic who has held such a senior post in the Taiwanese government.

Observations of an Expat: Vietnam now US Proxy

Carolyn Kaster/AP   By Tom Arms It has taken 41 years. But Vietnam has finally completed the long journey from arch villain to American proxy. The final catalyst for this transformation? The South China Sea and the competing claims of China and Vietnam for these 2.2 million square miles of strategic maritime real estate.