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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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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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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

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Japan’s Defence White Paper 2021: China Riled by Mention of Taiwan Strait (VIF)

Prof Rajaram Panda writes: On 13 July 2021, Japan issued the 2021 Defense White Paper. One significant mention for the first time is the need to maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait, which is threatened by increasing Chinese military incursions on the Taiwanese waters. The White Paper observed: “China has further intensified military activities around Taiwan including Chinese aircrafts entering the south-western airspace of Taiwan. In the meantime, the United States has demonstrated a clear stance of supporting Taiwan in military aspects, such as transits by U.S. vessels through the Taiwan Strait and weapon sales. “Stabilizing the situation surrounding Taiwan is important for Japan’s security and the stability of the international community. Therefore, it is necessary that we pay close attention to the situation with a sense of crisis more than ever before.”

go to VIF: Japan’s Defence White Paper 2021: China Riled by Mention of Taiwan Strait | Vivekananda International Foundation (vifindia.org)

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(Taiwan Strait) Protecting the Taiwan Strait in the 21st century (East Asia Forum)

Brian C Chao, University of Pennsylvania

https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/02/04/protecting-the-taiwan-strait-in-the-21st-century/