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The South China Sea Controversy: Solved - the author responds

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Thanks to the firestorm of comments provoked by my recent article, "The South China Sea Controversy: solved," I am toying with the idea of submitting ...

The South China Sea Controversy: Solved

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

There's been a lot of controversy about the South China Sea recently with all the artificial islands that everyone and his brother are building there....

China Says Taiwan Won't Be Among Charter Members Of New Bank

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Cross-strait friction remerged Monday as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure...

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

Taiwan President: Taiwanese People Are Watching Hong Kong Closely

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has said the Taiwanese people are paying close attention to the events in Hong Kong and hope...

China Begins To Rebuild Ties With Taiwan

AP | RALPH JENNINGS | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of meetings to rebuild ties with the self-rul...

Angelina Jolie Angers Chinese Fans By Mentioning Taiwan

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

The Chinese government softened for Angelina Jolie, letting her fiancé, Brad Pitt, into the country for the ongoing "Maleficent" press tour despite t...

Violence and Violence

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

A reader writes that I have failed to understand the extent of the "real violence" in Taiwan. She attaches a video of a policeman wielding a truncheon...

Love Across the Waters

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Perhaps the entire storming of the legislature has been one giant "show." Whether or not the actors are entirely conscious of their parts, yet the machine that governs the society is still functioning.

Save Taiwan

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Taiwan must survive. It's not just democracy. It's not just five thousand years of culture. It's not just sweet-smelling hills and rivers like perfume. Nor is it cliffs like granite collapsing into oceans like glittering marble.

Global Outcry Against Injecting Beagle Puppies with Rabies

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

It sounds like a scene from a horror movie: injecting rabies into beagle puppies and watching as they succumb to one of the most miserable of diseases. This isn't fiction. It's a cruel experiment that is real and imminent.

China, Taiwan and the 'Anti-Access' Challenge

David W. Kearn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

With the shift in the military balance in Taiwan Straits, some experts fear that a conflict may be more likely precisely because China may perceive a significant advantage.

The Regional Implications of China's Rise

David W. Kearn | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

While the June summit between Obama and Chinese President Xi reportedly covered significant ground on cyber-espionage, North Korea's nuclear program and free trade, one issue that received little attention was the intensification of territorial disputes between China and its neighbors.

LOOK: China's Forgotten Heroes

AP | ANNIE HUANG | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Yang Jingtao did what many young, brave Chinese did – he left his home as a teenager to fight the invading Japanese in World W...

Fix US-Taiwan Dysfunction

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Peter Navarro

Why does Taiwan matter? Firstly, it is one of America's top trading partners. And Taiwan also has our back militarily. So why is it that the last sitting American president to set foot on the island was Dwight Eisenhower?

A Taiwan-China Romance

AP | JOHNSON LAI | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan and China may be drawing ever closer after decades of estrangement, but a pair of star-crossed lovers from opposite side...

Taiwan Professor Detained For Spying For China

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A prosecutor says a Taiwanese political science professor has been detained for providing data on visiting Chinese activists to...

China's First Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trial

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's first aircraft carrier swept through fog-shrouded waters Wednesday to open sea trials that underscore concerns about the count...

WikiLeaks: Former Chinese Official And Suspected Taiwanese Spy Had Affair

AP | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A U.S. diplomatic cable released by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks says former Chinese Finance Minster Jin Renqing was fire...

China's Rising Military Power and What We Should Do About It

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Are we in a position to engage in a war with China? Not as long as we continue to be mired in the war in Afghanistan and have a substantial military presence in Iraq and rely on Pakistan.

US, Taiwan Arms Deal Leads China To Threaten Sanctions Against US Companies

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China suspended military exchanges with the United States, threatened unprecedented sanctions against American defense companies and w...

Arms Sales To Taiwan Will Proceed, U.S. Says, Despite China Protests | EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- The Obama administration will proceed with arms sales to Taiwan despite recent protests by Chinese officials, an American official said Tue...

Dalai Lama Pushes For Democracy In Typhoon-Hit Taiwan

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHIAO LIN, Taiwan — The Dalai Lama exhorted Taiwan on Monday to safeguard its democracy, interspersing prayers for the victims of Typhoon Morako...

China Slams US For Selling Arms To Taiwan

AP | DAVID WIVELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A top Chinese general criticized the U.S. on Thursday for selling arms to Taiwan and accused Washington of only being cooperative when...

Taiwan, China Exchange 1st Direct Messages

AP | DEBBY WU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese and Chinese presidents swapped messages Monday, the first such exchange since the two sides split amid civil war ...