In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine the contradictory signals emanating from Washington about America's intentions over Taiwan. Chinese officials have stated on multiple occasions that they have zero interest in starting a conflict in East Asia or anywhere around the world. On the other hand, they also say they will not idly … Continue reading China Focus: The U.S. doesn’t want war over Taiwan, right?
The Diplomat takes the irresponsible tack of envisioning a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Taiwan is a rugged, heavily urbanized nation of 23.6 million people. The country of Taiwan (also known as the Republic of China) is made up of over 100 islands, most too tiny to see on the map. Many of Taiwan’s outer islands … Continue reading The Diplomat envisions a Chinese invasion of Taiwan
A Moscow-based political analyst says there are clear reasons why America chronically fears Taiwan's future. The U.S. fears the inevitable reunification of China for several reasons. Firstly, that mutually beneficial outcome for the Chinese mainland and insular China would remove America's primary geopolitical leverage over the People's Republic of China. Secondly, it would in turn … Continue reading CGTN: Explaining U.S. Fears over Taiwan
He did it, but he had to work for it.
Considering how little the diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and China has changed under a new American president, this message carries extra relevance.
Read deeper into this story from the Guardian and you find this: "My opinion is that this problem is much closer to us than most think and we have to take this on,” he told the panel, which was reviewing his nomination. Aquilino said the threat was such that the United States needs to implement … Continue reading U.S. admiral uses claim that China is eager to invade Taiwan to ask for $27 billion
Before you dismiss this story as something penned by a lightweight, you might want to learn more about the author. This excerpt from the op-ed echoes loudly: For two centuries, Taiwan was Chinese-ruled, until seized by Japan in 1895 as part of its wider Asian land grab. ... ...(I)n 1972, Nixon visited China, and seven … Continue reading Bloomberg: America Is Headed to a Showdown Over Taiwan, and China Might Win