A new chapter in Taiwan-U.S. city-to-city relations has begun. On August 3, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan and Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, jointly held an online sister-city agreement signing ceremony. Newark is the 15th city to sign such an agreement with Taoyuan since Cheng began his tenure as mayor, and is…

President Tsai’s Pandemic Diplomacy In early April, President Tsai Ing-wen announced a new diplomatic initiative in an attempt to turn Taiwan’s success in battling the coronavirus into a geopolitical win, despite China’s efforts to isolate Taiwan politically. Noting that Taiwan had transformed from being an importer of facemasks to the world’s second largest producer, she…