DPP Members to Attend Chinese Forums (2013-06-17) (Taipei Times) Former DPP chairman Hsu Hsin-liang said he would tout his China Council initiative, which would make the DPP ‘an attacker’ with creative China policy proposals.
Next Taipei-Manila Fishery Meeting Set for July (2013-06-17) (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines are expected to hold another meeting in early July to continue negotiating on fishing operations in the overlapping waters of their exclusive economic zones, an official said.
Taipei, Manila Agree to Avoid Shooting (2013-06-16) (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines have agreed to avoid use of force when policing their fishing grounds to prevent a recurrence of the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guard officers in May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Opposition Leaders Lay into 'One China' Framework at Forum (2013-06-15) (China Post) Former DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen slammed KMT Honorary Chairman Wu Po-hsiung for using the “one-China” framework in determining cross-strait relations, claiming the ideology would only cripple Taiwan's sovereign rights.
Former DPP Chair Hsu Calls for 'Bold One China Principle' (2013-06-15) (Taipei Times) “If the ‘one China’ principle was an inevitable development, we should seek the best ‘one China’ framework for Taiwan, such as the establishment of a China Council which is based on the European Council,” former DPP chairperson Hsu Hsin-liang said.
Ma Not Reserved on Cross-Strait Issues: Xi (2013-06-14) (China Post) KMT Honorary Chairman Wu Po-hsiung relayed Xi's acknowledgement that Ma is not at a standstill in terms of handling cross-strait issues, adding that Xi said he “understands Ma better now.”
'One China' is Republic of China: Official (2013-06-14) (CNA) Taiwan's top China-policy agency said that no matter how cross-Taiwan Strait relations are described, the government's stance is clear -- the "one China" is the Republic of China.
Charges Urged in Filipino Raid on Taiwanese Boat (2013-06-14) (New York Times) Investigators in the Philippines are recommending that criminal charges be filed against the crew of a Philippine Coast Guard vessel that opened fire on a Taiwanese boat, killing one fisherman.
US Expert 'Pessimistic' on China, Taiwan (2013-06-16) (Taipei Times) Andrew Nathan said that he was “rather pessimistic” about China’s growing sway over Taiwan through closer cross-strait economic integration.
A 'New Type of Great Power Relations'? Hardly (2013-06-10) (PacNet #10, Pacific Forum, CSIS, By Brad Glosserman) China says it seeks a "new type of great power relations." Look closely, however, and China seems to want a very traditional type of great power relationship, one characterized by the familiar notion of spheres of influence.
U.S.-China New Pattern of Great Power Relations (2013-06-11) (PacNet #40A, Pacific Forum, CSIS, By Richard Bush; Pier Ruigi Zanatta) “New pattern of great power relations” is the latest in formulations that Chinese leaders have deployed on a periodic basis, both as a tool to bring coherence to their increasingly unwieldy system and as a means to engage their foreign counterparts.
Always Ready, Always There: Marines and the Pacific Rebalance (2013-06-12) (PacNet #42, Pacific Forum, CSIS, By Lt. Gen. Terry Robling) The concept of the preeminent importance of the Asia-Pacific region has long been part of our national strategy. To suggest that we ever turned our backs to this part of the globe is disingenuous.
Energy and American Power (2013-06-15) (Foreign Affairs, By Tom Donilon) The United States’ new energy posture allows Washington to engage in international affairs from a position of strength. Increasing U.S. energy supplies acts as a cushion that helps reduce the country’s vulnerability to global supply disruptions and price shocks. It also affords Washington a stronger hand in pursuing and implementing its international security goals.
U.S.-China Relations: Stop Striving for ‘Trust’ (2013-06-07) (The Diplomat, By Denny Roy) The argument that trust leads to peace is built on the premise that the suspicions between China and the U.S. are unfounded and would evaporate with more and deeper dialogue. Unfortunately, however, at least some of these suspicions are all too warranted.
U.S.-China Relations and America’s Alliances in Asia (2013-06-11) (Brookings, By Sheena Chestnut Greitens) Historical analogies are useful, but they require careful interpretation. In this case, Washington and Beijing have focused on one aspect of the Thucydides analogy – the “fear” that he identified as the underlying cause of conflict. In doing so, they have overlooked an equally important lesson: the importance of alliance management.
Sentiment Builds in China to Press Claim for Okinawa (2013-06-14) (New York Times, By Jane Perlez) The Chinese government itself has not asserted a claim to Okinawa. But the seminar last month, which included state researchers and retired officers from the senior ranks of the People’s Liberation Army, was the latest act in what seems to be a semiofficial campaign in China to question Japanese rule of the islands.