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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Taiwan vice president heads to Honduras to work on shaky alliance (Al Jazeera)

Taiwan’s Vice President William Lai is travelling to Honduras to attend the swearing-in of the nation’s next president, Xiomara Castro, and shore up a shaky relationship with the South American country. Speaking at Taiwan’s main international airport on Tuesday, Lai said he would bring supplies to help Honduras combat the COVID-19 pandemic to show support for […]

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PLA holds large-scale exercise near Taiwan ‘to counter US, Japanese drills’ (Liu Xuanzun, Global Times)

After a total of 39 aircraft of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were spotted near Taiwan on Sunday in what seems to be the largest exercise in the region since this year, the PLA reportedly continued the drills on Monday by sending 13 aircraft to the region. PLA holds large-scale exercise near Taiwan ‘to […]

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Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion (Reuters)

Taiwan on Sunday reported the largest incursion since October by China’s air force in its air defence zone, with the island’s defence ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions. Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion | Reuters

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Japan-Taiwan relations: A look back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022 (Adam P. Liff and Ryan Hass, Brookings)

Throughout 2021, U.S. government officials and scholars expressed deepening concerns that China may use its growing military power to force unification with Taiwan. Against this backdrop, Japan-Taiwan relations and Japan’s role in cross-Strait peace and stability — as a close neighbor whose westernmost territory is less than 70 miles from Taiwan, fellow democracy, and U.S. treaty ally […]

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How the US and Australia can support Taiwan before it’s too late (Adam Taylor, The Strategist)

Remarks by Australia’s prime minister and defence minister and discussions in Washington about the future of US security policy in the Taiwan Strait highlight a growing consensus among like-minded partners about the need to respond to any Taiwan contingency. Unfortunately, these conversations often only explore the contours of a future conflict and too rarely discuss what the US, […]

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Navigating Increasing Tensions Between China and Taiwan (Council on Foreign Relations)

Speakers David Sacks Research Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Yun Sun Senior Fellow and Codirector, East Asia Program, and Director, China Program, Stimson Center Presider Nancy Yao Maasbach President, Museum of Chinese in America; CFR Member Panelists discuss the state of China-Taiwan relations, U.S. interests in the Taiwan Strait, and the potential for increased tensions […]

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Global and domestic challenges clash in Taiwan (Sheryn Lee, East Asia Forum)

Taiwan’s international profile rose significantly in 2021, as shown by a sensationalist cover page from The Economist labelling it ‘the most dangerous place on earth’ due to increasing Chinese pressure. The tilting of the cross-Strait balance in Beijing’s favour led to reassessments of when China could invade Taiwan and whether the United States and its allies could credibly deter it […]

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Taiwan an inalienable part of China: FM responds to 7-Eleven using incomplete Chinese map (Global Times)

Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at Friday’s press conference after convenience chain store 7-Eleven was fined for displaying an incorrect and incomplete Chinese map that labeled the island of Taiwan as “an independent country.” Taiwan an inalienable part of China: FM responds to 7-Eleven […]

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In New Year’s speech, Taiwan president warns China against ‘military adventurism’ (Sarah Wu, Reuters)

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen had a New Year message for China on Saturday: military conflict is not the answer, but Beijing responded with a stern warning that if Taiwan crossed any red line it would lead to “profound catastrophe”. In New Year’s speech, Taiwan president warns China against ‘military adventurism’ | Reuters