Taiwan in 2022: An Eventful Year

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Taiwan had an eventful year in 2022. Cross-Strait tensions increased dramatically after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. China’s belligerent actions in response have invited international condemnation and triggered more official engagements between Taiwan and the global community. Amid this tension, Taiwan continued its democratic governance by holding local elections in November. A change in COVID policy led to a surge in cases, but the initial high death rate had declined by the end of the year, thanks to high inoculation rates. In a global economic slowdown, Taiwan outperformed its neighboring countries. With Beijing’s alignment to Moscow after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the close US–Taiwan relationship further strengthened.


This article was published in Asian Survey 63, no. 2 (2023): 247-57. https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2023.63.2.247.