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Normative Power Taiwan? Human Rights and Taiwan-EU Relations

Despite the constraints on its international space, Taiwan has sought to capitalize on its achievements in establishing a human rights protection regime to develop substantial albeit informal relations with its like-minded partners, including the EU. Consequently, by addressing the outstanding issues of concern, such as the situation of migrant workers, its status as a retentionist country, and LGBTQI+ inclusion, Taiwan can strengthen its ties with Brussels through normative alignment.

Parliamentary Diplomacy to Boost the Resilience of EU-Taiwan Ties

Parliamentary diplomacy has brought Taiwan closer to Europe and encouraged learning from its expertise in combatting disinformation. By exploiting the lack of Taiwan and China competence across the EU, Beijing continues to blur the line between its so-called One-China Principle and the EU’s own One-China Policy. A communication offensive on Taiwan’s relevance to the EU reinforced by parliamentary diplomacy would empower Europeans in the face of Beijing’s disinformation efforts and help keep Taiwan close.

European Knowledge Pool – Is It Leaking?

China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (MDPD) organized a closed-door Chatham House rules roundtable discussion titled “European knowledge pool – is it leaking?” on September 26, 2022 in Brussels. 

EU-China Relations: Priorities of the Czech EU Presidency

China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) and Association for International Affairs (AMO) organized a conference titled “EU-China Relations: Priorities of the Czech EU Presidency” on June 10, 2022 in Prague. The closed-door…