Despite resistance from China in the field of display technology, Taiwan has agreed to take part in the new ITA-2 free trade pact. Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) announced from Geneva, Switzerland, that it has ended its resistance to finalizing a deal for the updated Information Technology Agreement (ITA) global trade pact, known as…

Senior high-school students opposed to the allegedly “China-centric” new curriculum guidelines developed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), as well as the non-transparent way that the guidelines were established, have staged a series of rallies and protests. On July 23, a late night attempt by protestors to storm the MOE headquarters was met with resistance…

Despite improved cross-Strait relations, China is continuing massive spending to build up its military capability, with Taiwan remaining prominently in the PLA’s crosshairs. Can advanced weapons procurement and the implementation of “asymmetrical strategies” enable Taiwan to meet the challenge of providing sufficient defensive strength? On the face of it, Taiwan’s chances of prevailing in an…