In the latest issue of Inside Policy, the magazine of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Dean Karalekas, an adjunct professor at Taiwan's National Chengchi University suggests that Taipei is starved for international attention and would be extremely responsive to overtures from Canada aimed at boosting bilateral relations. Karalekas makes the case for a Taiwan Relations Act modelled on one passed by the US Congress in 1979 and on one currently being explored by Japanese lawmakers.
Karalekas argues that allowing fear of Beijing's reaction to deter us from enhancing relations with Taiwan would be misguided and points to Singapore as an example of a country that has managed to maintain relations with both Beijing and Taipei. To read the full article click here.