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  • US Remains Committed to Sale of Warships (2014-12-18)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US is committed to helping the nation defend itself and is serious about that commitment, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs Daniel Russel. 
  • Hard Line from China Expected Post Elections (2014-12-18)
    (Taipei Times) MAC Minister Wang Yu-chi said that the council expected China to toughen its stance on adherence to the “1992 consensus” on the “one China” principle as a precondition for cross-strait exchanges and against Taiwan’s independence in the wake of the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 29. 
  • Constitution Committee Makes Agenda (2014-12-17)
    (Taipei Times) The KMT has taken up long-proposed calls for constitutional amendments after its rout in last month’s nine-in-one elections. 
  • Northrop Delivers First SABR Radar for Taiwan's F-16s Upgrade: Report (2014-12-17)
    (China Post) Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of several developmental radars sold to Taiwan as an upgrade for their Lockheed Martin F-16s, UK media reported recently. 
  • Government Launches Second Phase of Solar Power System on Taiping Island (2014-12-15)
    (CNA) Building Taiping into a “low-carbon island” was an idea promoted by President Ma Ying-jeou in a South China Sea policy meeting in November 2010. The initiative aims to cement Taiwan's sovereignty over the area by focusing on scientific research and environmental protection. 
  • ‘Unexpected’ Ko-Chen Meeting Bid Fails (2014-12-16)
    (Taipei Times) An informal meeting between Taipei mayor-elect Ko Wen-je and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits Chairman Chen Deming went awry. 
  • ‘Unexpected’ Ko-Chen Meeting Bid Fails (2014-12-16)
    (Taipei Times) An informal meeting between Taipei mayor-elect Ko Wen-je and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits Chairman Chen Deming went awry. 
  • Taiwan, China Heavyweights to Attend Taipei Business Summit (2014-12-15)
    (CNA) Business leaders, entrepreneurs and current and former government officials from Taiwan and China are set to gather at an upcoming business summit in Taipei in an effort to deepen bilateral economic cooperation. 
  • ARATS Chief Optimistic about Cross-Strait Future (2014-12-14)
    (China Post) China's top negotiator with Taiwan expressed optimism about cross-strait relations as he continued a round-the-island visit.  
  • Chu to Run for KMT Chiar, Not President (2014-12-13)
    (China Post) Newly re-elected New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu confirmed via his Facebook page that he will not join the much anticipated 2016 presidential election, although he will run for Kuomintang party chairman. 
  • New Taipei Mayor Proposes Vote on Parliamentary System (2014-12-13)
    (CNA) New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu proposed putting a possible constitutional amendment to adopt a parliamentary system to a public vote in 2016 to coincide with the next presidential election. 
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  • Issues on Parliament Reform Need Explaining (2014-12-17)
    (Taipei Times, By Wang Yeh-lih) The ruling and opposition parties must first offer the public a clear and unequivocal explanation of some issues before pushing for a parliamentary system. 
  • China Sets Economic Reform Targets for 2015 (2014-12-12)
    (The Diplomat, By Shannon Tiezzi) China concluded its Central Economic Work Conference, putting in place a roadmap for furthering the economic reforms first called for at last year’s Third Plenum. 
  • Beijing's & Washington's Dueling South China Sea Paper (2014-12-09)
    (PacNet #87, Pacific Forum, CSIS, By Gregory B. Poling) Policymakers in Beijing and Washington recognize the value of occupying the legal high ground in the South China Sea and are eager to influence the arbitral tribunal even if they are not directly engaging in the case. 
  • Beijing Set to Ramp Up the Pressure on Ma, US Congressional Report Says (2014-12-13)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) Beijing might increase pressure for political and military negotiations with Taiwan, a report by the US Congressional Research Service said.  
  • HK Protests Had Little Effect on Taiwan: Scholars (2014-12-13)
    (CNA) Alan Romberg said it is Taiwan's development that has had more of an impact on Hong Kong, pointing to the student-led Sunflower Movement that occupied Taiwan's Legislature in March. 
  • Hong Kong Protesters Lose a Last Bastion, But Vow to Come on (2014-12-13)
    (New York Times, By Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher) Even in their defeat, the protesters, most of them college students, left with a new sense of political identity, a willingness to challenge the almighty power holders in Beijing. 
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      • 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
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