The province’s largest party aligned with Britain has lost its leader; in the 100 years since the island was split it has rarely seemed so close to reuniting. Diplomacy, as with so much else, had to go online during the pandemic—and emerged more efficient and inclusive than many expected. And how art-lovers are getting ever more fully immersed.
If countries were people, the relationship between China, America and Taiwan would be a love triangle like no other.
Taiwan is by some reckoning the most dangerous flashpoint between China and America. Though Taiwan is in most respects an independent country, China insists it is part of the People’s Republic and is not ruling out taking the island by force. If that were to happen it could ignite an all-out war between America and China. This film explains how this precarious situation came about and how might it play out.
A look at the weekend’s newspapers. Plus, what we learned this week, Monocle editor in chief Andrew Tuck’s weekend column and lessons in decluttering.
A special edition of Monocle On Sunday to mark Monocle’s 14th anniversary. Editorial director Tyler Brûlé and editor in chief Andrew Tuck are joined by guests to take a trip down memory lane – and have a few laughs too.
The weekend’s biggest discussion topics covered by Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Juliet Linley, Eemeli Isoaho and Marcus Schögel, with commentary from our editors in London and Bangkok.
Plus: what’s on the pages of Iceland’s Morgunblaðið newspaper.
The weekend’s biggest points of discussion are dissected by Tyler Brûlé, Solène Léger, Florian Egli and Marcus Kraft, with commentary from our editors in London and Hong Kong. Plus: Israel’s ‘Haaretz’ newspaper.
#Tunisia on Thursday commemorates the 10th #anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed strife and civil war in the region, known as the #ArabSpring. FRANCE 24’s Chris Moore tells us more.
Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the shame and the opportunity of Trump’s legacy, how to deal with China (8:50), and why the crazy upward march in stock prices might just continue (15:45).
The weekend’s top news comes under scrutiny from Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Marcus Schögel and Chandra Kurt, with commentary from our editors in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Plus: Christoph Amend of ‘ZEITmagazin’.