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Are the Himalayas Taiwan’s Highest Mountains?

“What is Taiwan’s highest mountain?” This seemingly harmless question has caused a public controversy in Taiwan, a country where geography and politics are deeply  entwined.  On June 11, Chen Qineng (陳啟能), a lawmaker of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), asked Eric Chu (朱立倫), the incumbent mayor of New Taipei City and Chairman […]

A Japanese Man’s Struggle For Taiwan’s Independence, and What it Tells us About Taiwan’s Democracy

Yesterday Kenji Tanabe, a 39-year-old Japanese national, joined a demonstration organised by the Protect Taiwan Referendum Alliance (公投護台灣聯盟), an association that advocates Taiwan independence. A group of about ten men gathered at a rotary in the centre of Jiayi City waving banners written in Chinese, English and Japanese. […]