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  • Negotiating Asia's Troubled Waters (2014-04-23)
    (New York Times, By Michael J. Green) Any American plan to ease the strain between Japan and China should convince Beijing that coercion will no longer work — but that dialogue and confidence building measures might. 
  • America Should Step Back from the East China Sea Dispute (2014-04-23)
    (New York Times, By Wu Xinbo) Japan should take the first step and acknowledge that the sovereignty of the islands is in dispute. Were Tokyo to take this leap, Beijing could then suggest shelving the disagreement altogether.  
  • Obama's China Challenge (2014-04-22)
    (Wall Street Journal) Like Russia in Eastern Europe, China is trying to rewrite the international order to dominate the Western Pacific. And like Vladimir Putin, Beijing's leaders will press their advantage against weaker powers unless America makes clear by word and deed that it will push back. 
  • Don't Be a Menace to South (China Sea) (2014-04-21)
    (Foreign Policy, By Jim Steinberg and Mike O'Hanlon) To manage the Sino-U.S. security dilemma, the United States needs a clear strategy. We propose one entitled "Resolve and Reassure." 
  • Severing a Family's Ties, China's President Signals a Change (2014-04-20)
    (New York Times, By Michael Forsythe, Chris Buckley, and Jonathan Ansfield) A corruption inquiry targeting retired Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang and his family could challenge a tacit rule that has allowed elite clans to accumulate vast wealth. 
  • The Limits of Mandopop (2014-04-19)
    (Foreign Policy, By Chris Fuchs)With mainland money flooding into Taiwanese celebrity coffers, activism takes a back seat. 
  • US Report Supports TPP Membership (2014-04-19)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US government should involve Taiwan in either the TPP trade deal or open bilateral trade discussions with Taipei, a new report from the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations says. 
  • Mrs. McCarthy (Quietly) Goes to Taipei (2014-04-17)
    (Foreign Policy, By Isaac Stone Fish) The trip, it seems, was a big success: the U.S. managed to send a cabinet level official to its ally Taiwan without unduly angering China. 
  • What's behind Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign? (2014-04-17)
    (The Diplomat, By Shannon Tiezzi) A report from Reuters says Xi is using anti-corruption to promote his allies. That’s not Xi’s only motivation. 
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        • Sunflowers Movement Is a ‘Wake-Up Call’ (2014-04-21)
          (Taipei Times, By Shih Hsiu-Chuan) The student-led Sunflower movement should be treated as “a wake-up call” not only for Taiwan, but also for the US and other countries as they ponder Taiwan’s future in the face of China’s expansionism, William Stanton said. 
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          The Best of Asia-Pacific Web Award
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