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Taiwan Strait

The status quo in the Taiwan Strait is edging toward conflict. Here’s how to stop it (Steven M. Goldstein, Brookings)

In December 2003 during his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the White House, then U.S. President George Bush said that the United States opposed “any unilateral decision by either China or Taiwan to change the status quo.” Nearly two decades later, that message hasn’t changed. At the end of last month, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reported to have made it “crystal clear” in his talks with Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi that the United States opposes any unilateral change to the status quo.

The status quo in the Taiwan Strait is edging toward conflict. Here’s how to stop it. (brookings.edu)

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Taiwan Strait USA

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, first since Biden-Xi meet (Al Jazeera)

A US destroyer has sailed through the waterway separating Taiwan and China, the United States Navy said, the first such passage since leaders from the two superpowers held a rare video summit earlier this month.

The passage through the Taiwan Strait by the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Milius was a routine transit, the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement.

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, first since Biden-Xi meet | News | Al Jazeera

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Germany Taiwan Strait

How Germany can help ensure peace in the Taiwan Strait (Thorsten Benner, Think China)

Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Thorsten Benner, thinks that the new German government should courageously invest in relations with Taiwan out of economic and political self-interest. If it can lead the EU in doing so, then Germany and Europe can actively contribute to non-military deterrence in order to help preserve the status quo in cross-strait relations.

How Germany can help ensure peace in the Taiwan Strait, Politics News – ThinkChina