Tag: #Vystrcil

Taiwan and Lithuania’s Ties Grow Tighter

Until recently, Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC) had not drawn much attention in the three Baltic states in general and Lithuania in particular. Despite their gratitude for the ROC’s consistent non-recognition of their occupation by the Soviets,...

Editors’ CHOICE: Best of 2020

As the solar year speeds to a finish, it’s time for a retrospective on a record year for CHOICE, despite the well-known obstacles that had to be contended with. For a full catchup on...

The Czech Model: A New Era for Taiwan’s Diplomacy in Europe?

Following the signing of the Taipei-Prague sister city agreement and Mayor Hřib’s open support for Taiwan’s democracy, 2020 saw another diplomatic victory for Taiwan in the Czech Republic. After the visit of the 89-member Czech delegation to...

Voice for CHOICE Podcast: Talking Czech-Taiwan Relations with Ivana Karásková

While the initial storm over Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil's visit to Taiwan has quieted, there remains concern over the promises of retribution against the Czech Republic made by prominent Chinese diplomats.

As EU-China Relations Sour, Will Taiwan Find an Opening?

With the One-China Policy framed by Beijing as non-negotiable, European policymakers have remained cautious about their approach to Taiwan for decades. However, with Taiwan’s effective response to COVID-19 and little progress in Beijing-Brussels relations, the EU might...