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Prelude to Conflict: Asia, August 25


Asia has a bigger problem now: A Beijing spy investigation. This could tip the balance in the US military favor because the Western public doesn’t like Beijing spies. Beijing is unlikely to back down. Even in online gaming, the Chinese have trouble knowing when they are losing. They are also easy to provoke on accident. … Continue reading

Taipei’s strong message to Beijing: China has no place in making decisions affecting Taiwan


A strong statement by the government rebutting China’s position on Taiwan’s future represents an effort to shore up public support for President Ma Ying-jeou‘s China policy, an expert on cross-Taiwan Strait relations said Saturday. The administration’s strong assertion that Taiwan’s future should be decided by its 23 million residents also reflects a bottleneck in the … Continue reading

Taiwanese official snubs China; says aloud formal title of Taiwan during mainland visit


A senior Taiwanese envoy raised eyebrows on the mainland on Tuesday when he used the island’s official name during a landmark ceremonial visit to Sun Yat-sen’s resting place. Wang Yu-chi, the head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, used the phrase Republic of China at the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, where Beijing and Taipei government … Continue reading

Taiwan to review limits on Chinese mainland students


Taiwan to reconsider controversial restrictions on learners from the mainland as talent drain and low birthrate take toll on enrolment. The administration of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is considering loosening controversial restrictions on mainland college students as a talent drain and low birthrate reduce the number of local students. A review of the so-called “three … Continue reading

In passport row, Taiwan is stickin’ it to China


China hasn’t started a military war with Taiwan – as has been feared since the 1940s – but a battle that began on paper last month has met with a fiery pulp-and-ink response that could burn a hole in goodwill between the two once-hostile governments. Pictures on Beijing’s latest passports show a map of China … Continue reading

Taiwan protests over new China passports


Taiwan yesterday protested against the mainland for printing maps and pictures of the island in its new passports, calling their inclusion not only provocative but harmful to cross-strait relations. President Ma Ying-jeou also urged Beijing to refrain from upsetting the hard-won peace and stability between the two sides. The Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan’s top mainland … Continue reading

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