New and improved attractions dedicated to the Communist Party’s history, or a sanitized version of it, are drawing crowds.
The Beijing-friendly party, which long held an iron grip on the island, is struggling to stay relevant at a time when many residents are wary of China’s ambitions.
President Trump prefers a robust relationship with authoritarian China to one with democratic Taiwan. But other American officials aim to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan ties.
Anticipating a hostile post-pandemic world, Beijing feels that it needs to control the city absolutely.