July 3, 2014

China's Dangerous Taiwan Gambit

Gordon Chang, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Chinese officials cannot acknowledge that their views about what they call “reunification”—and what the Taiwanese term “unification” as their state has never been part of the People’s Republic—are deeply unpopular on the island. And it seems that the harder China tries to promote political union, the less the people on Taiwan want it.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: China, Taiwan


June 27, 2014
Taiwan Looks at Hong Kong in Terror
Adam Minter, Bloomberg View
Fear of China’s growing influence over Taiwan drove thousands of students to occupy Taiwan’s national legislature earlier this year. Such anxiety isn't theoretical. It’s real, embodied in the compromises made by Taiwan's ... more ››
June 26, 2014
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
Joel Atkinson, The Diplomat
Taiwan needs to decide on a plan for its remaining diplomatic allies before it is too late. more ››
June 22, 2014
UK Should Welcome China -- It Is the Future
Martin Jacques, Telegraph
A month ago, China overtook the US to become the largest economy in the world by one measure. By 2030 it is projected that the Chinese economy will be twice as large as America’s and larger than the European Union and America... more ››
June 22, 2014
China's Deafening Silence on Iraq
Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
The Iraq crisis again shows that even as China demands major power status, it remains entirely unwilling to act like one. more ››
June 23, 2014
Is This the Death of Hong Kong?
William Pesek, Bloomberg View
Nineteen years ago this month, Fortune ran its infamous "Death of Hong Kong" cover. By 2007, the magazine had changed its tune, deciding, in the Mark Twain sense, that it had been "wrong" and that "reports of Hong Kong's death... more ››