On August 28, Terry Gou announced his bid for Taiwan’s presidency after having failed for the second time to be nominated as the Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential candidate earlier this year. The 72-year-old billionaire is dedicating his…
The recently concluded NATO summit has reinforced Chinese authorities’ belief that the Alliance activity with partners in the Indo-Pacific is part of the US hegemonic interests. In an effort to counter this, China is developing a narrative of NATO as a destabilizing actor while strengthening its military capabilities, including in cooperation with foreign partners.
Countries of Central and Eastern Europe have stood at the forefront of European engagement with Taiwan.
With ties across the strait more unpredictable than ever, Taiwan braces itself for the upcoming presidential elections that will take place in January 2024.
Amid renewed political tensions over the island, the EU needs to talk the talk over its interests vis-à-vis Taiwan.
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,…
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,…
The government of Georgia Meloni in Italy has to decide whether to upgrade its relationship with Taiwan as it reconsiders ties with China.
As Germany works on its new China strategy, there is a need to comprehensively define an
approach to ties with Taiwan as well.
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.
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.