China Military Hackers Attack Gov't Websites Daily: Minister (2014-09-28) (China Post) The Chinese military has an “army” of hackers attacking Taiwan's government websites daily, with the Mainland Affairs Council and the Ministry of Economic Affairs being targeted most, a Cabinet minister has revealed.
Officials Reject Xi Jinping's ‘Solution’ (2014-09-27) (Taipei Times) The government cannot accept the so-called “one country, two systems” arrangement described by Chinese President Xi Jinping as Beijing’s solution to solving the “Taiwan problem,” Premier Jiang Yi-huah said.
US Legislators Urge New Taiwan Policy Review (2014-09-27) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) Twenty-nine members of the US Congress have called on US Secretary of State John Kerry to launch a major new Taiwan policy review.
Xi Speaks to Taiwan on ‘One China, Two Systems’ (2014-09-27) (CNA) Chinese President Xi Jinping brushed off an old formula to define how China intends to deal with “the Taiwan issue” and reiterated that Beijing would have no tolerance for Taiwan independence.
For China, Limited Tools to Use in Hong Kong (2014-09-30) (New York Times, By Edward Wong and Chris Buckley) Hong Kong’s future may rest heavily on whether Mr. Xi has the clout, skill and vision to figure out a solution that somehow keeps the territory stable without sparking copycat calls for change closer to home — and without dealing a heavy blow to his own prestige.
Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials' Call to Disperse (2014-09-29) (New York Times, By Austin Ramzy and Alan Wong) A wave of protest in Hong Kong that engulfed the city could continue into the week as thousands of residents defied a government call to abandon street blockades.
China-Japan Relations Ease Back from Brink (2014-09-25) (Wall Street Journal, By Toko Sekiguchi and Chun Han Wong) China and Japan have eased back from the brink, quietly in recent weeks and more openly this week, with representatives of the two nations holding talks on maritime security and business relations.
A Turning Point in the Fight for Hong Kong (2014-09-28) (Foreign Policy, By Rachel Lu) Given Beijing's intransigent stance, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are unlikely to get what they want. However, the real battle, still very much ongoing, is for Hong Kong's people's hearts and minds.
Forum Examines US-Taiwan Policy Evolution (2014-09-27) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) Cross-strait relations have the potential to deteriorate quickly into a situation that might entail “dire consequences,” former director of Asian affairs at the US National Security Council Robert Suettinger told a Washington conference.
On a Ma Ying-jeou-Xi Jinping Meeting (2014-09-24) (Brookings, By Richard C. Bush III) If Beijing were willing to signal to people in Taiwan that it is seriously willing to take on the issue of the ROC, even symbolically, the best way to do so would be to agree to a Xi-Ma meeting in Beijing on the edges of APEC, which is what Taiwan has sought all along.
Taiwan, Asia's Secret Air Power (2014-09-25) (The Diplomat, By Ian Easton) A look at what Taiwan is doing to ensure its air defense and why it matters for the United States and the region.
In U.N. Talk, Japan Leader Makes Pitch to Neighbors (2014-09-26) (New York Times, By Rick Gladstone) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan used a visit to the United Nations to denounce “war culture” and express a desire to improve relations with Japan’s neighbors, in particular China and South Korea,
China Ponders Slow-Growth Dilemma (2014-09-25) (Wall Street Journal, By Lingling Wei) Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan is seen by many officials and economists as willing to hold the line against short-term growth to put in place financial reforms. So his fate is seen by some as a measure of the leadership's commitment to reform.
TSR Interview with Bonnie Glaser (2014-09-25) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Bonnie Glaser about Taiwan's participation in the international community, President Ma Ying-jeou's bid to meet President Xi Jinping at November's APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.
TSR Interview with Douglas Paal (2014-09-09) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former director of the American Institute in Taiwan, about the current state of the East China Sea Peace Initiative, Taiwan's place in the United States' Asia strategy, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.
TSR Interview with Alan Romberg (2014-07-30) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center, about the independence clause issue, the recent National Conference on Economic and Trade Affairs, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.
TSR Interview with Dr. Richard Bush (2014-07-03) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire speaks with Dr. Richard Bush, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and holder of the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, about Clinton's warning about economic dependence on China, TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun's unprecedented visit to Taiwan, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.
TSR Interview with Dr. Robert Sutter (2014-06-19) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire speaks with Dr. Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University, about China’s perspectives on the recent coup in Thailand, the alignment between Vietnam and the Philippines on the South China Sea disputes, and the public outcry in Hong Kong over the territory’s democratic prospect as well as its implications for Taiwan.