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Washington Prefers to Ignore the Pandemic and Ramp Up Confrontation
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Washington Prefers to Ignore the Pandemic and Ramp Up Confrontation
May 26, 2020

The pretentious panjandrum in the White House is full of self-importance and convinced that he doesn’t have to justify any of his actions.

Sociopaths on the Left and Sociopaths on the Right Work to Break Potential US-China Alliance
December 6, 2019

Many Taiwanese leaders are stuck in a Cold War mindset and still see their life’s mission through the outdated lens of their Kuomintang forebears.

Sociopaths on the Left and Sociopaths on the Right Work to Break Potential US-China Alliance
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Asian Economies May Gain Most From ‘Bolton Effect’
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Asian Economies May Gain Most From ‘Bolton Effect’
September 14, 2019

Even on Trump’s island of misfit toys, Bolton was a particular standout for the way he made the world a riskier place. His departure is the best news Asia’s economies have received in quite some time.

Trump Risks China-Taiwan Conflict for Leverage in Trade War
July 16, 2019

The Trump administration last week cut its fourth and biggest arms sale to Taiwan, sparking a furious condemnation from Beijing that the US was undermining its sovereignty and “grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs”.

Trump Risks China-Taiwan Conflict for Leverage in Trade War
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Taiwan, the BRI and the Geopolitical Chessboard
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Taiwan, the BRI and the Geopolitical Chessboard
April 6, 2019

Entering the next decade, what would constitute a sort of nuclear option would be for Russia to divert to China most of the natural resources sold to the West, whose retribution is packages of sanctions, while importing from China the advanced technologies required for Russia.

Taiwan Running Out of Friends As Vatican Prepares to Defect
February 20, 2018

The number of countries that recognise Taiwan fell to 20 in 2017. With the Vatican about to switch to China, its last European ally will have gone.

Taiwan Running Out of Friends As Vatican Prepares to Defect
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America Can’t Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan
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America Can’t Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan
October 5, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan’s just-completed referendum regarding independence from Iraq has provoked an overwhelmingly negative response in the Middle East and beyond. There is no question that most Kurds support transforming their highly autonomous region in northern Iraq into an internationally recognized independent state. The “yes” vote in the referendum was a whopping 92 percent.

One Country, Two Systems: a Pragmatic Model
July 17, 2017

The “one country, two systems” model is not perfect, but it is a pragmatic and realistic approach to reunifying the mainland and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau. It allows the two sides time (50 years or longer) to come up with solutions that could bridge the development gap – economic, political, social and cultural – between the three sides. What’s more, mainland China will never allow any of the three to declare official independence.

One Country, Two Systems: a Pragmatic Model
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