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  • State Visit Will Build Ties, Boost Trade: Honduras Leader (2015-07-25)
    (China Post) The state visit to the R.O.C is meant to further solidify bilateral ties while promoting closer trade and investment, visiting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said. 
  • China Could Use Islands against Taiwan: CSIS Advisor (2015-07-24)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US is “quite concerned” the islands will increase China’s anti-access area-denial and general power-projection capabilities, said Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
  • India, Japan and US Plan Joint Indian Ocean Naval Drills (2015-07-24)
    (Reuters) Japan is set to take part in joint naval exercises with India and the US in the Indian Ocean in October, military and diplomatic sources said, a drill that so riled China eight years ago that Delhi has not since hosted such a multilateral wargame. 
  • China Improving Anti-Submarine Program: Study (2015-07-24)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) As Taiwan struggles to enhance its submarine fleet, China is rapidly improving its anti-submarine warfare program, a study from Stratfor Global Intelligence said. 
  • China Simulates Attack on Presidential Office (2015-07-23)
    (Taipei Times) China’s CCTV released footage of the maneuvers, which the Ministry of National Defense said hurt cross-strait relations and were unacceptable. 
  • China and Russia to Stage Amphibious Assault Attack in Sea of Japan (2015-07-20)
    (The Diplomat, By Franz-Stefan Gady) Chinese and Russian naval officials have concluded planning a large joint Sino-Russian maritime exercise to be held in late August, according to the Russian TASS wire service. 
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  • Is China's Reform Era Over? (2015-07-28)
    (Foreign Policy, By Carl Minzner and Jeremy Wallace) In a recent essay in the Journal of Democracy, Fordham Law School professor Carl Minzner posits the idea that China may be entering a new era after reform. In this ChinaFile conversation, experts discuss the pressures, opportunities, and risks that may be converging to create a post-reform China. 
  • Taiwan Has Its Own Textbook Controversy Brewing (2015-07-27)
    (Foreign Policy, By Grace Tsoi) A new history curriculum for Taiwanese high school students, due to launch in August, is part of a larger forthcoming education reform. But critics argue that the new history guidelines are an attempt by the ruling Kuomintang, the island’s Chinese Nationalist political party, to sidle up to mainland China and win new voters over to the KMT side. 
  • Chinese State Media to Pacific Fleet: We Won't Be Pushed Around in South China Sea (2015-07-20)
    (Foreign Policy, By David Wertime) On July 20, the website of People’s Daily, which almost exclusively runs content given prior sanction within the government, ran an interview whose title said that other countries won’t be able to take advantage of China in the event of a conflict. 
  • Book Review: ‘The China Challenge’ by Thomas J. Christensen (2015-07-26)
    (New York Times, By Jonathan Mirsky) Beijing should pay attention. It is lucky to have in Thomas Christensen someone who can be severely critical about what’s going on inside China, but who wants to deal. 
  • The World According to China (2015-07-24)
    (New York Times, By Gregor Aisch, Josh Keller, and K.K. Rebecca Lai) China’s enormous overseas spending has helped it displace the United States and Europe as the leading financial power in large parts of the developing world. 
  • China's Global Ambitions, with Loans and Strings Attached (2015-07-26)
    (New York Times, By Clifford Krauss and Keith Bradsher) China has invested billions outward, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world. 
  • Japan-China Maritime Dispute Back in the Spotlight (2015-07-23)
    (The Diplomat, By Shannon Tiezzi) In the recently-released “Defense of Japan” white paper, Japan’s Ministry of Defense had a lot to say about China as a security threat. In one of the more specific criticisms, the paper takes China to task for its “unilateral development” work in the East China Sea, where Japan and China have not yet delimited their exclusive economic zones. 
  • A Grand Economic Strategy for Dealing with China (2015-07-23)
    (Foreign Policy, By Jeffrey E. Garten) In the case of the RMB and the SDR, the box needs to be bigger than what might seem natural because the internationalization of China’s currency will overtime transform global finance, and global finance is the circulatory system of the world economy. I’d advise the United States not to fight the RMB/SDR issue. Let China in this year. But the issue could be used as a springboard for much bigger things. 
  • Taiwan Chooses Vulnerability (2015-07-22)
    (Wall Street Journal) Taiwan is debating big issues these days as it prepares to elect a new president in January. Yet it’s having all too little debate about the importance of domestic nuclear-energy production. Taiwanese leaders across the political spectrum are instead playing to popular but shortsighted anti-nuclear fervor. 
  • OBOR Should be Strongly Considered: TAIRTA Head (2015-07-24)
    (China Post) Taiwan's economy relies heavily on exports, and the nation should actively participate in regional economic integration, including Beijing's "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative, said Francis Liang, chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. 
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      • Taiwan President Rues Lack of Progress with China (2015-07-27)
        (BBC, By Carrie Gracie) Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Ma Ying-jeou said he was disappointed that despite improvements in the economic relationship during his two terms as president, there had been no meeting between himself and President Xi Jinping of China. 
      • Taiwan's President Ma: China Progress ‘Disappointing’ (2015-07-27)
        (BBC) Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Ma Ying-jeou said he was disappointed that there had been no reliable progress towards democracy on the mainland. 
      • Q. and A.: Christopher K. Johnson on the Heavy Thumb of Xi Jinping (2015-07-28)
        (Sinosphere, By Chris Buckley) Christopher K. Johnson of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, however, is among those who argue that Mr. Xi is distinctly more powerful than his recent predecessors and is recasting the rules of Chinese politics. 
      • TSR Interview with Pieter Bottelier (2015-06-17)
        (TSR, Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire speaks with Pieter Bottelier, Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and former Chief of the World Bank's Resident Mission in Beijing, about China’s motivations for initiating AIIB, the significance of the AIIB Charter, and more in this TSR interview
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