Taiwan Communique emblemTaiwan Communiqué no. 126, November / December 2009

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  • President Obama and China
    • "Sovereignty" and "territorial integrity?"

  • The 1979 Kaohsiung Incident at 30
    • Beginning of Taiwan's transition to democracy

  • Local elections on December 5th 2009
    • A test of Taiwan's democracy
    • Referendum on Ma Ying-jeou's policies

  • Erosion of justice and democracy continues
    • Former President Chen and wife sentenced to life
    • Chen appeals sentence and incarceration
    • Reporters Without Borders downgrades Taiwan

  • Presbyterian leaders go to Washington
    • Presenting the "Appeal of the People in Taiwan"

  • International scholars reiterate concern
    • Open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou

  • Seminar "Beyond Formosa Betrayed"
    • The history of Taiwan's transition to democracy
    • Towards Truth and Reconciliation in Taiwan?

  • Report from Washington
    • Three new Taiwan-related resolutions introduced

  • Book Review
    • The Generalissimo; the struggle for modern China
      by Jay Taylor, reviewed by Gerrit van der Wees

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