China Policy Institute Blog

China Intensifies Media Campaign against Taiwan’s DPP in the US

Written by J. Michael Cole. Amid signs of a consolidating identity among Taiwan’s youth and the increasingly likely prospect of a victory by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the January 2016 elections, China’s Communist Party propaganda department is ramping up its efforts to cultivate a pro-unification sentiment within the island-nation’s population. And this time, …

A Green Cross-Strait Relationship

By Chun-Yi Lee. “It is not easy for people outside of Taiwan to learn and communicate with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) directly about its Cross-Strait Policy. This is why Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, the former Chair of the DPP, and her recent seminar recently were so attractive to not only university staff and students at …

Taiwan elections: good for democracy and stability

By Steve Tsang. Taiwan has just had a set of good elections.  President Ma Ying-jeou and his Kuomintang (KMT) have won a second term with a convincing majority. But the elections had been tightly fought and the result of the presidential contest uncertain right until the end.  A genuinely competitive election confirms that the democratic …