April 12, 2014

An Evolving Tale of Two Chinas

Kevin Rafferty, Japan Times

The Associated Press

Will U.S. President Barack Obama draw a red line against any Chinese incursion across the strait, and more important, will he convince Beijing that he would enforce it?

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TAGGED: Taiwan, China, Japan


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