May 11, 2021 - 14:10
The last half century of Taiwan’s ‘unsettled’ status   By John J. Tkacik Taipei Times Monday April 26, 2021 Page 6     In the excitement over last week’s Biden-Suga Summit in Washington, it was easy to forget — if you ever knew — that April 28th is...
May 11, 2021 - 14:20
On Taiwan: The New Formosa Strait Crisis     I am just getting around to reading Dr. Chang Hsien-yi’s (張憲義) oral history published in 2016 entitled Nuclear Bomb! Spy? CIA (核彈! 間諜? CIA). Dr. Chang’s defection to the Central Intelligence Agency 33 years ago is one of...
March 3, 2021 - 17:08
 On Taiwan: China’s 2021 demands   Taipei Times  Mon, Jan 04, 2021 page 6   The Chinese always test incoming American presidents. George W. Bush had his “EP-3 Hainan Incident” (he announced an US$8 billion arms package for Taiwan); Obama had his “USNS...
March 3, 2021 - 17:21
Taipei Times  Mon, Nov 16, 2020 page 6   On Taiwan: Recognizing Taiwan: Is the United States looking at a ‘Somaliland Model’?     “Taiwan has not been a part of China, and that was recognized with the work that the Reagan administration did to lay out the...
September 29, 2020 - 16:09
https://taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2020/09/28/2003744198 Taipei Times  Editorials Mon, Sep 28, 2020  page 6 Lunch in the afternoon: The US, Taiwan and ‘China’s aggressive behavior’ Midday in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 16, was sunny and mild. Even...
September 29, 2020 - 16:14
 The last time I spoke with President Lee Teng-hui was thirteen years ago next week, on Friday morning, August 24, 2007.  We conversed for nearly two hours one-on-one, not surprisingly, about Taiwan’s nationhood and its international legal status, subjects on which he undoubtedly...
June 25, 2020 - 16:34
John Foster Dulles and The Handshake that Never Was   By John J. Tkacik     I shall begin this historical meditation on the late U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles by sympathizing with the current Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.     Secretary Pompeo is,...
March 25, 2020 - 10:47
Taiwan’s Place On the Coronavirus Map   By John J. Tkacik, Jr.   Swirling within the cybersphere’s vast ocean of reports, statistics and graphs about the international corona-virus pandemic, there is a short sentence out there in the worldwide web, which the Chinese government...
February 18, 2020 - 15:24
‘Republic of China’ and ‘Taiwan’   Mon, Feb 10, 2020 - Page 6   President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) convincing reelection last month suggests “Taiwan” is now a name the international community is ready for; one that fits easily into the global “...
February 18, 2020 - 15:21
The US and Taiwan: Prospects for 2020 Mon, Dec 23, 2019 - Page 6   2019 was a horrible year for United States relations with China, the most dismal in US-China relations since the Cultural Revolution. But the good news is that 2019 was a year of deepening cooperation between the US and Taiwan...

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