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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, May 23, 2016



Taiwan has a new president. Security is a hot topic. New leaders bring change. Change can be unstable.

As a general rule, web and program developers don’t like software “updates” because they can cause other dependent software to crash.

In general, admirals and generals don’t like map updates either, and for good reason.

Constantly changing political maps, territorial claims, and which flags rightly fly over which pieces of dirt and puddles of water can cause planes and boats to crash.

Frequent updates are not good for “stability”, even “security” updates—whether software or political.

Beijing concerns itself with the “1992 consensus”, yet China’s attempt to update the world’s maps—without prior consensus—prioritises its own “security” over its own “stability”. In this, the world clearly sees that neither “consensus” nor “stability” are Beijing’s ongoing concerns, only sometimes.

Taiwan Inaugurates First Female President | NPR

China pressures Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen to acknowledge One China | CNBC

Tsai refers to ‘Taiwanese government’ in meeting with Palauan president | Taipei Times

Meanwhile, Beijing yesterday warned Taiwan that it would cut off critical contacts if Tsai does not state her support for the “one China” framework.

Why Do Chinese and Russian Fighters Keep Buzzing U.S. Spy Planes? | TIME

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea, Pentagon says | BBC

China’s military drills not routine: defense ministry | Taipei Times

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