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Australia left in an awkward spot as China-Taiwan tensions escalate

Australia left in an awkward spot as China-Taiwan tensions escalate

With Chinese fighter jets and US naval ships circling, Taiwan has become a hotspot once again — just in time for the federal election.

Marriage equality suffers a blow in Taiwan referendum

Marriage equality suffers a blow in Taiwan referendum

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.

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

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.

Secret refugee deal with Taiwan puts people and diplomacy at risk

Secret refugee deal with Taiwan puts people and diplomacy at risk

Remarkably, Australia is putting its relationship with China in potential trouble by acknowledging Taiwan as a country.

Trump is already making China uneasy

Trump is already making China uneasy

Trump’s move to talk with the Taiwanese leader is, at least for now, an unexpected breath of fresh air.

As China frets democratising Taiwan, will regional security gatecrash Oz election?

As China frets democratising Taiwan, will regional security gatecrash Oz election?

Taiwan, the country that China still insists on calling an errant province, is causing headaches in Beijing.

A new Taiwanese leader raises the takes for Beijing — and Canberra

A new Taiwanese leader raises the takes for Beijing — and Canberra

Taiwan has elected a new president and legislature -- and they will not be kowtowing to China.

Taiwan, not China, key to Australia’s Asia-Pacific strategy

Taiwan, not China, key to Australia’s Asia-Pacific strategy

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

TransAsia crash raises uncomfortable truths about air safety

TransAsia crash raises uncomfortable truths about air safety

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.

Rising democracy burns brightly in Taiwan

Rising democracy burns brightly in Taiwan

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.