Taiwan’s leadership, China’s influence – and leadership intrigue

Eight years ago international affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe authored Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan, published by Palgrave-Macmillan of New York. Manthorpe returns to the subject in today’s column, explaining why political upheaval looms in Taiwan as President Ma seeks to retain his party’s leadership, and islanders eye China’s economic impact and political influence warily.

The column, in Commentary, can be accessed with a $1 day pass for the entire site, or by subscription.