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.
Bachelet’s visit to China: Engage, But at What Cost?
This article was originally published by The Diplomat and is republished here with permission. The visit by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Xinjiang shows the challenges of engaging China on its spotty human…
The French EU Presidency Must Be More Ambitious with China Agenda
During the last informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brest in mid-January, “China’s attitude towards certain Member States of the Union which are experiencing great political, economic and commercial pressure” featured on…
Beijing Olympics Row Reveals Cracks in the Czech China Policy
The new Czech government under Prime Minister Petr Fiala, just inaugurated in December, promised “a change people can believe in.” Among these expected changes, foreign policy is one of the most prominent areas due…
Voice for CHOICE #9: Tackling Human Rights Issues in China Policy with Eyck Freymann
Human rights are increasingly taking center stage in Sino-European relations, supplanting the economic impacts that had previously held primacy.