Global Taiwan Institute: Taiwan in 2019

2019 will be an important year for Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and cross-Strait relations. After the recently held local elections, Taiwan’s political parties and the electorate are already preparing for the general elections in January 2020. The 2020 race, which will elect the president and legislators, will be more consequential for Taiwan’s foreign policy and thus for US interests. The tone for the race is already being set as Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen issued her administration’s…

Green Island Secrets

Journalism & Scholarship Force Us to Bear Witness to Taiwan's Darkest Era By Dr. Chung-Chih Li, edited by Leona Chen Editor’s Note: In 1981, Professor Chen Wen-Cheng (陳文成), assistant professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, was taken for interrogation by Taiwan’s secret police under allegations of sedition. Despite official reports of a friendly and cordial interview, he was found dead the next day at National Taiwan University.  Thirteen broken ribs. Three fractured…

Taiwanese American West Coast Conference in San Diego

The non-profit group, Taiwanese American Conference - West Coast, puts on an annual conference to bring Taiwanese people from all generations together to learn and discuss social, political and economic issues facing Taiwan and Taiwanese Americans. This year, the conference will be conveniently held at the San Diego Marriott in Mission Valley, and we have arranged with the organizers to provide Taiwanese American Professionals - San Diego (TAP-SD) members a discounted rate ($15)! The theme is: "Uniting…