What Does Taiwan Want? It Wants to Be Taiwan

“Despite its history as a target for the ire of Beijing and legacy of harsh martial rule following its occupation starting in the late 1940s by nationalist Chinese forces, Taiwan is an undeniable success story. Its democracy is robust, its economy is the envy of many nations and, most recently, its handling of the pandemic has been an example for the world. Yet it remains under threat from its huge neighbor and needs the protection offered by the United States. Margaret Lewis writes that Taipei hopes that the closer ties built during the Trump presidency will continue under the new Biden administration.”