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Across the Strait

Across the Strait
24 Days in a Student-Occupied Parliament, and the Future of the Region

Inside Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

“Say goodbye to Taiwan,” wrote political scientist John Mearsheimer in a widely read article in the March-April 2014 issue of The National Interest. Threatened by China's rising economic might and abandoned by a weakening United States, one of Asia's most vibrant democracies was facing, in his “realist” analysis, an almost inevitable annexation via economic if not military force. “Time,” he wrote, “is running out for the little island coveted by its gigantic, growing neighbor.” But only days after publication, on March 18, activists and armchair analysts alike said hello to a new reality.

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Major Advocate for Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize

Yesterday’s Red Guard Has Something to Say to Today’s Taiwan

Xu Youyu was one of the first signatories of Charter 08, a manifesto drafted by the late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo advocating that China institute a modern political structure of democracy, separation of powers, and constitutional government under the universal values of freedom, equality and human rights.

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Chairman of The Bank of China

Opinion: BRICS Must Lead Way in New Era of Globalization

Today, although trade protectionism is rising, globalization is still the mainstream of public opinion. At this point, the BRICS countries should promote globalization and encourage more international cooperation.

Does the KMT Still Have a Cross-Strait Role?

Former KMT Chairman Lien Chan no longer has a central role in the party, but he was invited to meet with Xi Jinping rather than the KMT’s incumbent chairman. What happened and does it signal the marginalization of the KMT in cross-strait affairs?

China Is Among the 20 Most Innovative Economies for the First Time

China has had a rapid transformation into an innovation powerhouse. Now it has broken into the top 20 of a global list of the most innovative economies.

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Charting the World

Who the US and China Have Trade Disputes With

These two charts show China and the US have more than 300 disputes with different countries and trading blocks. Most of the US's trade disputes are with the E.U. Instead of China.

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