• MOFA to Push UN Participation Ahead of General Assembly (2019-08-24)
    (Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will urge the United Nations (UN) to allow Taiwanese participation and membership ahead of the 74th General Assembly session next month. MOFA intends to submit a three-part proposal that includes ending the exclusion of Taiwanese citizens from the UN system, allowing Taiwanese to visit the UN headquarters, and permitting Taiwanese participation at UN events. <Accessed 2019-08-25> 
  • U.S. Military Sails Through Taiwan Strait After Chinese Protest (2019-08-23)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) A United States military vessel sailed through the Taiwan Strait this Friday, according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND). The passage comes only two days after China publicly announced its opposition to the potential sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Visit of U.S. Research Ship Not Related to F-16V Deal: AIT (2019-08-23)
    (CNA, By Yen Cheng, Matt Yu, and Emerson Lim) A United States naval research vessel docked at Taiwan's Keelung Port on Thursday and will depart on September 2. The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) denied that the arrival of the ship is connected to the possible sale of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan. The vessel will be conducting exchanges with National Taiwan University (NTU) during its stay. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Trump Says He's Raising Tariffs on China After Its Retaliation (2019-08-23)
    (Bloomberg, By Joshua Gallu) China announced Friday that it would impose further tariffs on $75 billion of American products in response to President Trump's planned tariffs on Chinese goods. In retaliation to China's announcement, Trump announced an increase in tariffs on Chinese imports, including a five percent tariff increase on $250 billion worth of goods. The new tariff rates are expected to go into effect in the coming months. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • South Korea Scraps Intelligence-Sharing Pact with Japan (2019-08-22)
    (Financial Times, By Song Jung-a and Kana Inagaki) South Korea this week announced its decision to withdraw from a military intelligence sharing agreement it signed with Japan in 2016. Japan and the United States expressed their concern over the decision as the collapse of the agreement could negatively affect regional security cooperation. South Korea's decision is only one aspect of recently rising tensions between South Korea and Japan. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Solomon Islands MPs Support for Ties with Taiwan a Good Sign: MOFA (2019-08-21)
    (CNA, By Joseph Yeh) Fifteen visiting parliamentarians from the Solomon Islands publicly announced their support for maintaining diplomatic relations with Taiwan rather than switching recognition to China. The visit is part of a reevaluation of the nation's diplomatic relations, which some believe may signal the possibility of the Solomon Islands switching recognition. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) thanked the parliamentarians for their statement. <Accessed 2019-08-22> 
  • China Threatens Retaliation Over U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan (2019-08-21)
    (Bloomberg, By Staff Writer) The U.S. Congress was formally notified of the proposed $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan this week, to which China threatened to sanction American firms participating in the arms deal. China threatened similar action in response to last month's arms sale between the U.S. and Taiwan; however, no sanctions were implemented. A Taiwanese government spokesperson stressed the importance of the deal for cross-strait stability. <Accessed 2019-08-21> 
  • Hong Kong Protesters Clash with Police, Angry at Lack of Prosecutions after Subway Mob Attack (2019-08-21)
    (Reuters, By James Pomfret and Greg Torode) Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered at the Yuen Long subway station where exactly one month ago a mob attacked passengers and protesters. Protesters occupied the station in response to the lack of prosecutions of those who conducted the attack last month. During the sit-in, some protesters clashed with police while others blocked station exits or roads near the station. <Accessed 2019-08-21>
  • US Extends Limited Reprieve on Tech Sales to China’s Huawei (2019-08-19)
    (Associated Press, By Frank Bajak) The United States is extending the limited exemptions placed on products being sold to Huawei for an additional 90 days. The exemptions are being prolonged in order to allow American firms additional time to end their reliance on Huawei, according to the Commerce Department. Although companies can request permits to sell sanctioned technology to Huawei, the U.S. government has yet to grant any licenses. <Accessed 2019-08-19> 
  • Pro-Independence TAPA Launched in Taipei (2019-08-19)
    (Taipei Times, By Jason Pan) A new Taiwanese political party, the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA), was launched Sunday during an event held in Taipei. According to its charter, the party's primary goals include achieving Taiwanese independence and earning permanent membership in the United Nations. The party was founded by groups closely associated with former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, and Chen has publicly announced his support. <Assessed 2019-08-20>
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  • How Misconceptions Brought China-West Relations to the Breaking Point (2019-08-25)
    (The Diplomat, By Frank N. Pieke) Misunderstandings between China and the West have driven a wedge between them and are hurting their relations. The West mainly sees China as a totalitarian regime with a centralized system but in reality it is highly fragmented. China, on the other hand, thought that the West would be able to accept a bigger Chinese role on the international stage. <Accessed 2019-08-25> 
  • Xinjiang's Voiceless Protests hit Social Media (2019-08-25)
    (Foreign Policy, By Amy Mackinnon) Dozens of videos of Uyghurs posting with photos of their relatives who have disappeared have surfaced on Douyin and TikTok. These videos suggest that they originated from Xinjiang and they represent the first act of resistance to the internment camps in China to make it to the outside world. <Accessed 2019-08-25> 
  • Vietnam Seeks Australia's Support on the South China Sea (2019-08-25)
    (The Diplomat, By Du Nhat Dang) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to Vietnam demonstrates the importance of Vietnam in Australia's strategy in the South China Sea. Australia and Vietnam have to face China's influence in the South China Sea and both share the same challenge regarding China's coercion. <Accessed 2019-08-25> 
  • China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet with Japan, South Korea (2019-08-24)
    (The Diplomat, Shannon Tiezzi) As the tension between Japan and South Korea continue, foreign ministers from both countries were in Beijing for a trilateral dialogue with China. Despite the ongoing tension, it appears that plans for a trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea are still on. <Accessed 2019-08-24>  
  • Trump's Economic Iron Curtain Against China (2019-08-24)
    (Foreign Policy, By Michael Hirsh) U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to separate the U.S. from China but dissociating the U.S. from China could have far-reaching consequences. The U.S. and Chinese economies are very integrated that decoupling from China would eventually hurt the U.S. more than China. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • America is Losing the Second Space Race to China (2019-08-24)
    (Foreign Policy, By Greg Autry and Steve Kwast) Despite the possibility of China neutralizing The United States' geopolitical power with China having the capability to control global information flows from space, the U.S. can still win the space race with China. The U.S. can partner with the private sector to build sustainable infrastructure that would provide a better economic future for the U.S. and the world. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Beijing is Shooting its Own Foot in Hong Kong (2019-08-24)
    (Foreign Policy, By Antony Dapiran) China's handling of the situation in Hong Kong could potentially hurt China on the international stage. China has initiated a "You're either with us or you're against us -style" campaign, forcing multinational firms to publicly declare their positions on the Hong Kong protests. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Taiwan's President (and Her Challenger) Thank US for $8 Billion F-16V Sale (2019-08-24)
    (The Diplomat, By Nick Aspinwall) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu thanked the United States for the sale of the $8 billion F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan. The sale of the fighter jets is currently waiting for approval from the U.S. Congress. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Payra Seaport Won't Be Another Chinese 'Pearl' (2019-08-24)
    (The Diplomat, By Connor Fairman) While India has warned about China's involvement in the Indian Ocean, Bangladesh's Payra Seaport is unlikely to be a Chinese asset. This is due to its unfeasible location, poor supporting infrastructure and Bangladesh's low risks for external debt distress. Nonetheless, Bangladesh's dependence on China for the future of its infrastructure benefits China. <Accessed 2019-08-24>  
  • One Year Into the US-China Trade War, Trump is Still Far from Winning (2019-08-24)
    (The Diplomat, By Dingding Chen and Tiffany Chen) The United States' trade war with China appears to escalate without any signs of clear strategies, goals and endgames, and U.S. President Donald Trump is far from winning the U.S.-China trade war. The Trump administration has yet to accomplish its two main goals, which are addressing trade deficit and restraining China's technological enhancement and influence. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Trump Ordered U.S. Companies to Leave China. Is That Possible? (2019-08-24)
    (New York Times, By Keith Bradsher and Alan Rappeport) In the space of 24 hours, President Trump ordered American businesses to leave China and suggested in a tweet that he has the authority to do so. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • In Hong Kong Protests, Tear Gas and Violence End a Period of Calm (2019-08-24)
    (New York Times, By Raymond Zhong and Steven Lee Myers) Violence returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, as the police fired tear gas and protesters threw stones and gasoline bombs, signaling the end of a period of relative calm in the city. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • China Says Employee of U.K.’s Hong Kong Consulate Has Been Freed (2019-08-23)
    (New York Times, By Raymond Zhong) An employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong who had been detained in mainland China for weeks has been released, the police said on Saturday. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • North Korea Launches 2 Missiles, Its 7th Weapons Test in a Month (2019-08-23)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, two days after South Korea decided to pull out of a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • South Korea Says It Will End Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan, Adding to Tensions (2019-08-22)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun, Motoko Rich and Edward Wong) South Korea said on Thursday that it would abandon a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a move that dramatically escalates tensions between the two countries and underscores the United States’ diminishing leadership in the region. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong (2019-08-19)
    (New York Times, By Kate Conger) In recent weeks, Facebook and Twitter accounts that originated in China acted in a coordinated fashion to amplify messages and images that portrayed Hong Kong’s protesters as violent and extreme, the two social media companies said on Monday. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • With Troop Buildup, China Sends a Stark Warning to Hong Kong (2019-08-19)
    (New York Times, By Steven Lee Myers and Javier C. Hernández) By massing the troops within view of Hong Kong, the semiautonomous territory convulsed by protests, China’s Communist Party is delivering a strong warning that the use of force remains an option for Beijing. It is also a stark reminder that military power remains a bedrock of the party’s legitimacy. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • European Firms Seek Chinese Private Sector Allies in Push to Reform State Sector (2019-08-24)
    (South China Morning Post, By Keegan Elmer) European businesses are trying to make common cause with Chinese private firms in an effort to push Beijing to reform state-owned enterprises. Foreign companies and the Chinese private sector have long shared concerns about preferential treatment and regulatory red tape, but deteriorating economic conditions and the slow pace of reform from Beijing have pushed the two closer together. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • China and Russia Take Aim at US in Rare Security Council Meeting over Missile Ambitions (2019-08-24)
    (South China Morning Post, By Lee Jeong-ho) China and Russia traded accusations with the United States at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, calling each other a threat to international peace and security. The argument erupted at a meeting of the 15-member council requested by Beijing and Moscow to discuss “statements by US officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles”. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Offers to Help Japan and South Korea to Settle Trade Dispute (2019-08-21)
    (South China Morning Post, By Lee Jeong-ho) China promised on Wednesday to accelerate free-trade negotiations with South Korea and Japan after offering to help mediate the bitter trade conflict between Tokyo and Seoul. The offer was made at the annual trilateral meeting between the countries, with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi urging Tokyo and Seoul to resolve their confrontation through dialogue. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • Trump Administration Notifies US Congress of Plan to Sell F-16s to Taiwan (2019-08-21)
    (South China Morning Post, By Mark Magnier) The Trump administration formally notified Congress on Tuesday of its plans to authorise an US$8 billion sale of 66 F-16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan over Beijing’s objections, in a step that makes the deal all but certain. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • American Viper Jets a Boost to Taiwan’s Defences ‘but No Game Changer’ with China (2019-08-19)
    (South China Morning Post, By Minnie Chan and Lawrence Chung) A new fleet of new fighter jets on Taiwan would raise the cost to Beijing of attacking the island but would not change the balance of power across the Taiwan Strait. <Accessed 2019-08-24>  
  • Changing Economic Trends in Taiwan (2019-08-20)
    (East Asia Forum, By Min-Hua Chiang) Taiwan’s economic growth has long been based on exporting intermediate goods to mainland China for final assembly, but this is now showing signs of change. Taiwan’s monthly exports to China and Hong Kong have registered negative growth since November 2018 according to Taiwan’s official statistics. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • What Asia Can Expect from the G7 (2019-08-24)
    (East Asia Forum, By Yves Tiberghien) For all the best intentions of the summit, it may only finally confirm that this cross-Atlantic alliance of democracies complemented by Japan is too fragmented and inward-oriented to generate new ideas, institutions, or contributions to global public goods. <Accessed 2019-08-24> 
  • China's South China Sea Militarization has Peaked (2019-08-22)
    (Foreign Policy, By Steven Stashwick) Increasing its overt military capability on its artificial islands in the South China Sea does little to increase China's control over the vital maritime crossroads. Despite the limited strategic and operational value of these islands, China is increasing its militarization of the islands to demonstrate the governing legitimacy and political primacy of the Chinese Communist Party. <Accessed 2019-08-22> 
  • Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests (2019-08-22)
    (The Diplomat, By Tami Abdollah) In an effort to curb hostile political activity on its social media platform, Twitter announced that it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that were used to influence campaign targeting Hong Kong's protest movement. China denied knowledge of the allegations. <Accessed 2019-08-22> 
  • Hong Kongers Can't Always Tell Cops from Comrades (2019-08-22)
    (Foreign Policy, By Matthew Sweet) Footages of Hong Kong protesters roughing up a man suspected of being an undercover police officer were used against the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, with the movement being branded as violent and deplorable. The tactic of police infiltration is not new and has been frequently utilized by governments. <Accessed 2019-08-22> 
  • Taiwan's New Power Party Faces Crisis after Departure of Heavyweights (2019-08-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Nick Aspinwall) Several heavyweights of the New Power Party (NPP) have announced their departure from the party, leaving the NPP with a crisis of leadership and identity. The NPP has to decide whether it will continue to be an alternative to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan's two major parties. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • After 5G, Space Opens a New Frontier in US-China Rivalry (2019-08-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Nicholas Borroz) Countries are not only caught in between the US-China rivalry in light of the US blacklisting Huawei but could also potentially be forced to choose sides in the US-China space race as China catches up to the US in space technology. Countries can initiate measures to resist external pressures by signing bilateral agreements with each other or larger multilateral deals. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Realities Clash with Idealism in Today's Asia (2019-08-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Walter Lohman) It is important to understand the reality of what China's rise means in order to maintain peace and uphold liberal values. Most countries in the Indo-Pacific region are not concern about geopolitical risk China poses and they are very likely to accept China's investments under its Belt and Road Initiative. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Sino-Indian Relations: Wuhan Spirit Under Growing Strain (2019-08-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan) While India and China hope to maintain the Wuhan Spirit, it appears that the Wuhan Spirit is under serious strain. China alleged that India's repeal of Article 370 of the Indian constitution challenges China's sovereign rights and interests. In response, India stated that since India was not raising any additional territorial claims, China's concerns were misplaced. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Foreign Ministers of China, Japan, South Korea Set to Meet Amid Seoul-Tokyo Tensions (2019-08-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Beijing on August 21. The Chinese Foreign Ministry further added that the upcoming meeting between China, Japan and South Korea will lay the groundwork for a leaders' summit. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • US-Southeast Asia Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Headlines with New Philippines Training Facility (2019-08-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Prashanth Parameswaran) The U.S. and the Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new Regional Counterterrorism Training Center in the Philippines. The MOU seeks to boost bilateral counterterrorism partnership between the U.S. and the Philippines, including Washington's commitment to address terrorism and violent extremism in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. <Accessed 2019-08-20>  
  • The United States Will Miss China's Money (2019-08-20)
    (Foreign Policy, By Zachary Karabell) While the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China has received immense attention, Americans should pay attention to the declining Chinese investment in the U.S. as the effect would be far-reaching. Chinese investments in the U.S. act as a powerful source of leverage and influence for change that the U.S. possesses. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan (2019-08-16)
    (New York Times, By Edward Wong) The Trump administration is moving forward with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, American officials said Friday. The move is certain to further anger China at a time when a long-running trade war between Washington and Beijing has upended relations between the world’s two largest economies and contributed to stock market turmoil. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Cathay Pacific C.E.O.’s Resignation Shows China’s Looming Power Over Hong Kong Unrest (2019-08-16)
    (New York Times, By Raymond Zhong and Ezra Cheung) The resignation is a sign that China appears willing to put pressure on Hong Kong’s highest-profile businesses to show how serious it is about quelling the unrest, which it has described as “close to terrorism.” <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • North Korea Launches 2 Projectiles; South Korean Experts Blame Trump (2019-08-15)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) North Korea launched two projectiles yet again off its east coast on Friday, as South Korean analysts said President Trump’s repeated downplaying of the North’s weapons tests had given it a free hand to conduct them. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Going From Hong Kong to Mainland China? Your Phone Is Subject to Search (2019-08-15)
    (New York Times, By Raymond Zhong) Chinese border officers have begun routinely searching the phones of people who enter mainland China from Hong Kong, raising concerns that Beijing is trying to identify travelers sympathetic to the territory’s protest movement and further control what its people see about the unrest. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Trump Says ‘Hong Kong Is Not Helping’ in Trade War With China (2019-08-15)
    (New York Times, By Daniel Victor) In his most extensive comments on the months of unrest in Hong Kong, President Trump said on Wednesday that China should “humanely” settle the situation before a trade deal is reached. His comments, delivered on Twitter, for the first time tied the fate of pro-democracy protesters to a trade deal with China, a top administration priority. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • South Korea Leader Appeals to Japan as Dispute Festers (2019-08-15)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Thursday struck a conciliatory note toward Japan after weeks of bitter feuding between Washington’s two key Asian allies, expressing hope that the two economies could cooperate to mend a worsening trade dispute. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis (2019-08-13)
    (New York Times, By Edward Wong) But as violence escalates and old animosities are rekindled across Asia, Washington has chosen inaction, and governments are ignoring the Trump administration’s mild admonitions and calls for calm. Whether it is the internal battles in India and Hong Kong or the rivalry between two American allies, Japan and South Korea, Mr. Trump and his advisers are staying on the sidelines. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • South Korea Retaliates Against Japan in Trade and Diplomatic Rift (2019-08-12)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) South Korea retaliated against Japan on Monday in a diplomatic and trade dispute between the two key American allies, deciding to remove its neighbor from its list of countries entitled to preferential treatment in trade. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • North Korea Says It Tested New Type of Missile, Further Enhancing Its Arsenal (2019-08-11)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) North Korea said on Sunday that the two projectiles it fired a day earlier were a new type of missile, making this the third new short-range ballistic missile or rocket system the North has successfully tested in less than a month as Washington struggles to resume talks on denuclearization. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Huawei Denies Helping Governments of Uganda and Zambia Spy on Political Opponents (2019-08-17)
    (South China Morning Post, By Jodi Xu Klein) Huawei Technologies sent a letter to The Wall Street Journal on Friday, denying the publication’s bombshell report describing how China’s tech giant allegedly helped the governments of two African nations spy on their political opponents. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Foreign Minister Call for Dialogue to Defuse Hong Kong Tensions after China Rejects EU Statement on Protests (2019-08-15)
    (South China Morning Post, By Stuart Lau) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday jumped into the fray of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, calling for an end to violence and a start to political dialogue. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • ASEAN Joins the Indo-Pacific Conversation (2019-08-16)
    (East Asia Forum, By Nazia Hussain) After months of deliberation and hesitation, ASEAN finally contributed to the discussion on the evolving Indo-Pacific concept. The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) was officially released at the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok at the end of June 2019. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
  • Upgrading the ASEAN–China Free Trade Agreement (2019-08-14)
    (East Asia Forum, By Jayant Menon and Anna Cassandra Melendez) In 2015, ASEAN and China signed an upgraded protocol to improve the original Framework Agreement for the ASEAN–China Free Trade Area (ACFTA). The upgraded protocol entered into force in July 2016 and implementation will start from August 2019. <Accessed 2019-08-20> 
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