With Chinese fighter jets and US naval ships circling, Taiwan has become a hotspot once again — just in time for the federal election.
Many had hoped that Taiwan could continue as a beacon for acceptance of LGBTIQ people in Asia, a region where same-sex relationships are still regularly criminalised.
With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.
Remarkably, Australia is putting its relationship with China in potential trouble by acknowledging Taiwan as a country.
Trump’s move to talk with the Taiwanese leader is, at least for now, an unexpected breath of fresh air.
Taiwan, the country that China still insists on calling an errant province, is causing headaches in Beijing.
China's rapprochement with Taiwan could help open the door for Australia to better normalise its relations with one of the handful of functioning democracies in the Asia Pacific
The February 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR turbo-prop into a river near Taipei is not "just another unfortunate turbo-prop crash". It has wide-ranging implications for Taiwanese air safety.
Results from Taiwan's election at the weekend send a clear message to Beijing -- the people want democracy, and they have a once-in-a-century opportunity to achieve it.