A potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait could serve to critically undermine the stability of the region. The issue of Cross-strait relations has been often complicated by each side’s solution for resolving the Taiwan Strait issue – in the case of Beijing, opposing “Taiwan independence”, there is a difference of opinion among the Taiwanese political factions – between those who advocate cross-strait reconciliation and those who lean towards independence.
The Cross-strait relations research project at ISDP sets out to discuss the security situation in the Taiwan Strait through the lens of conflict prevention and management. It aims to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the two sides to identify barriers, and open up new paths to peaceful development on Cross-Strait relations. Research deliberates the development of opinions on both sides, and investigates issues dividing the parties. The project is also expected to play a proactive and coordinating role in the establishment of networks between security experts from Taiwan and Mainland China to exchange their views on the Cross-Strait relations.
Assessing the Development of Taiwanese Identity
The subject of contemporary Taiwan inevitably evokes controversy concerning its political, national, and cultural identity, especially the fervent dispute regarding its sovereignty and global recognition. Should Taiwan be recognized as […]
Understanding EU Relations with China and Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific: An Interview with Dr. Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy
In the context of growing tension in Cross-Strait relations and rethinking European strategies in the Indo-Pacific post-COVID-19, ISDP intern Foster Cunliffe sat down with Dr. Zsusza Ferenczy to shed light […]
Slowly Taking Off: Nordic-Taiwan Relations
Taiwan has in recent years attracted increasing attention all over the world. It has become the focal point of conflict in the U.S.-China rivalry in the Indo-Pacific and has also […]
Unpacking Beijing’s Narrative on Taiwan
Executive Summary Shaping economic rules, technology standards, and political institutions have been the core pillars of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s efforts to advance his authoritarian model and weaken democratic processes […]
Taiwan: Tokyo’s New Ally?
In December 2022, the back-to-back visits by senior Japanese lawmakers, Koichi Hagiuda, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Policy Research Council chairman, and Hiroshige Seko, the upper house secretary general […]
Cross-Strait Relations: A Conflict in Slow Motion?
Abstract Xi Jinping’s much-anticipated centennial speech left little doubt that it remains “an unshakeable commitment” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to resolve the Taiwan issue. With the global pandemic […]