The EU Ignores the Risk of a Conflict over Taiwan at Its Own Peril
Amid renewed political tensions over the island, the EU needs to talk the talk over its interests vis-à-vis Taiwan.
Voice for CHOICE #26: Discussing Taiwan’s Parliamentary Diplomacy
Recently, Honduras broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan opening the door to establishing official diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Taiwan thus lost a ninth diplomatic ally since the current President, Tsai Ing-wen,…
Voice for CHOICE #25: Taking Stock of Czech-Taiwan Ties with Alice Rezková
Building up on the previous parliamentary delegations to the island, the speaker of the Czech Parliament’s lower house, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, is arriving in Taiwan tomorrow. Despite protests from the Chinese embassy in Prague,…
Italy’s Taiwan Policy at a Crossroads
The government of Georgia Meloni in Italy has to decide whether to upgrade its relationship with Taiwan as it reconsiders ties with China.
Taiwan and Germany’s China Strategy
As Germany works on its new China strategy, there is a need to comprehensively define an
approach to ties with Taiwan as well.
Lithuania-Taiwan Cooperation: Macro Ambitions for Microchips
In the wake of China’s economic retaliation against Lithuania, Taiwan made a historical decision to share its strategic semiconductor technology with the small Baltic country. This partnership, the first of its kind, could help Lithuania establish itself in the global semiconductor market.
Voice for CHOICE #24: Unpacking EU-China Relations in 2023 with Grzegorz Stec
After three years of self-imposed isolation, China has opened up to the world. Xi Jinping has come back to the diplomatic stage and we have seen a renewal of high-level visits. In recent weeks,…
Distancing from China and Approaching Taiwan: Central and Eastern Europe’s Values-based Engagement with the Indo-Pacific
As the revisionism of China and Russia threatens international peace, Central and Eastern Europe and Taiwan hold the key to a “free and open Indo-Pacific” and, more broadly, the rules-based international order.
What Military Role Can the EU Play in the Indo-Pacific?
As tensions in the Indo-Pacific escalate and a scenario of a Chinese attack on Taiwan becomes more feasible, the question of EU’s military role in the region gains relevance.
Will Germany Help Shift EU–Taiwan Ties into Gear?
The European Union is in the process of rethinking its relations with China, with an increasing awareness that China presents mounting challenges to core European values and interests. In Brussels, the issue of systemic rivalry has taken center stage in the China debate, while calls for cooperation and engagement remain. Germany is one of the leading member states that has shown support for change in the EU’s relationship with China, while simultaneously proving to be slow in adjusting its own China policy.
BEST OF CHOICE 2022
The past twelve months have been turbulent for China-CEE relations. China-Russia ‘No Limits’ Partnership, China’s tacit support of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Beijing’s damage control missions and Estonia and Latvia’s decisions to leave 16+1…
Voice for CHOICE #21: Lessons for Taiwan from the War in Ukraine with Tetsuo Kotani
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many have tried to draw a parallel between Ukraine and Taiwan. While it is true that both countries are threatened by a great power in their immediate neighborhood, there…