• Can Taipei escape the claws of Beijing?

    Collins Chong Yew Kea     |      July 24, 2022

    China’s rhetoric and military build up make clear its designs on invading Taiwan, but the support of the West could still avert disaster.

  • Ukraine’s heroism may help save Taiwan

    Kacie Miura     |      May 28, 2022

    Ukraine is not the only peaceful, democratic country menaced by a much larger, authoritarian aggressor. If Russia had strolled to an easy victory in Ukraine, China would surely have been emboldened to attack Taiwan, but the combination of fierce resistance and international support may make even President Xi think twice.

  • The defence of Australia begins in Taiwan

    Peter Jennings     |      November 20, 2021

    China is building up its military at breakneck speed and preparing to strike at Taiwan. While its apologists will frame the invasion as inevitable, and in internal affair, Australia and the world’s democracies cannot stand helplessly aside.

  • Stuck in the past of the future

    Mark Harrison     |      November 15, 2021

    Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating is willing to sell Taiwan down the river to maintain good relations with Communist China, but his appeasement does him, and his country, no credit.

  • Appeasement of China won’t save Taiwan

    Peter Jennings     |      October 18, 2021

    The democratic world has done little to oppose Communist China’s militarisation of the South China Sea, wholesale cyber-theft and brutal internal repression. Further appeasement of Xi’s designs on Taiwan would be disastrous, but deterring an attack can work.

  • Abbot warns of Chinese designs on Taiwan

    Michelle Grattan     |      October 9, 2021

    Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has warned that communist China could soon “lash out disastrously” at Taiwan.

  • Dealing with a different China

    Colin Chapman     |      August 5, 2021

    China’s fortification of the South and East China Seas, crushing of Hong Kong’s freedoms, oppression of Uyghurs and other minorities, and extension of Xi Jinping’s leadership from a decade to life signal the need for a strengthening in allied policy to contain its growing ambitions.

  • Supporting Taiwan

    Nicholas Chiu     |      June 25, 2021

    Communist China’s intention to absorb Taiwan is clear, but the position of the world’s only Chinese speaking democracy can strengthened through diplomatic, trade and information sharing means as well as military deterrence.

  • Australia should support Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP

    Richard Herr     |      May 18, 2021

    Supporting the inclusion of Taiwan in the CPTPP will strengthen Australia’s broader regional objectives as well as strengthening an important economic relationship.

  • Protecting Taiwan

    Benjamin Herscovitch     |      April 8, 2021

    Australian policy on Taiwan is a matter of ethics as well as strategy. Our decisions on Taiwan may define for this age the values that we represent and our willingness to uphold them.

  • Supply chains critical to Taiwan’s security

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2021

    While communist China works to isolate Taiwan in preparation for invasion, Taiwan’s vital importance to global technology supply chains offers another reason for the west, and the USA in particular, to defend it from attack.

  • All eyes on Taiwan

    Malcolm Davis     |      February 15, 2021

    Having isolated Taiwan on the international stage through political and economic pressure, Communist China is stepping up ‘grey zone’ and military operations and seems intent on invasion.