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  • U.S. Moves to Drop Cases Against Chinese Researchers Accused of Hiding Military Ties (2021-07-24)
    (New York Times, By Katie Benner) The Justice Department moved this week to drop cases that it brought last year against five visiting researchers accused of hiding their ties to China’s military, prompting questions about the department’s efforts to combat Chinese national security threats. 
  • U.S. Official Pledges Continued Support for Taiwan amid China's Deterrence (2021-07-24)
    (CNA) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Naz Durakoğlu on Friday said the United States will continue to express support for Taiwan as China seeks to deter the island's international standing. 
  • Free Speech or Secession? "Liberate Hong Kong" at Heart of Landmark Case (2021-07-25)
    (Reuters, By James Pomfret) Three Hong Kong judges will rule on Tuesday whether the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our Times" is a call for secession when they deliver a verdict on charges against a man arrested at a demonstration last year. 
  • Xinjiang’s Exports to the EU Boom, Despite Political Concerns Over Forced Labour (2021-07-25)
    (SCMP, By Finbarr Bermingham) The European Union’s imports from Xinjiang more than doubled over the first half of this year, despite concerns over the use of forced labour in the western Chinese region. 
  • Chinese Military Plane Enters Taiwan’s ADIZ (2021-07-23)
    (Taiwan News, By Eric Chang) A Chinese military plane entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday afternoon (July 22), marking the 11th intrusion this month. 
  • Taiwan President Extends Sympathy to China Over Devastating Floods (2021-07-22)
    (Taiwan News, By Huang Tzu-ti) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (July 21) offered her sympathy to those affected by what some have described as a “once-in-a-millennium” flooding event in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou. 
  • China Thanks Taiwan President, Indirectly, for Concern Over Floods (2021-07-22)
    (Reuters) China's government on Thursday offered an indirect thank you to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen for her message of concern over devastating floods in the central Chinese province of Henan, in a rare show of goodwill between Beijing and Taipei. 
  • R&D Capability Attracts Foreign Investment in Taiwan: U.S. Report (2021-07-22)
    (CNA) The U.S. government's Investment Climate Statements report released Wednesday, observes that Taiwan's advanced R&D capability and government incentives have attracted American and other foreign investment in the country. 
  • Last Official Set to Leave HK TECO (2021-07-23)
    (Taipei Times, By Chen Yu-fu and Kayleigh Madjar) The last representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Hong Kong is set to leave before his visa expires next week, a source said on Tuesday. 
  • China Retaliates with Sanctions on Former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (2021-07-23)
    (The Guardian, By Vincent Ni) Barely 48 hours before the arrival in China of one of Biden’s most-trusted diplomats, Beijing has announced its decision to impose counter-sanctions on seven American citizens and entities, including former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, in retaliation against Washington’s earlier sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdowns. 
  • Chinese Prosecutor Charged in Alleged Plot to Intimidate Citizens to Return to China (2021-07-23)
    (Reuters, By Sarah N. Lynch) The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused a prosecutor employed by the Chinese government of traveling to the United States to direct a harassment campaign aimed at bullying Chinese residents to return home to face criminal charges. 
  • China’s Xi Visits Tibet Amid Rising Controls Over Religion (2021-07-23)
    (Associated Press) Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure. 
  • U.S. Senators Propose National Guard-Taiwan Partnership Program (2021-07-21)
    (CNA, By Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta) A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has introduced a resolution calling for the establishment of a partnership program between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwan's defense forces. 
  • 4 Journalists at Shut Hong Kong Paper Charged with Collusion (2021-07-21)
    (Associated Press, By Zen Soo) Hong Kong police charged two top editors and two editorial writers at Apple Daily with collusion weeks after the city’s largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to cease publication and its assets were frozen. 
  • The Justice Dept. Accuses Chinese Security Officials of a Hacking Attack Seeking Data on Viruses Like Ebola (2021-07-19)
    (New York Times, By Katie Benner) The Justice Department on Monday accused three Chinese state security officials of coordinating a vast hacking campaign to steal sensitive and secret information from government entities, universities and corporations around the world, including research related to autonomous vehicles, genetic-sequencing technology and infectious diseases like the Ebola virus. 
  • China Breached Dozens of Pipeline Companies in Past Decade, U.S. Says (2021-07-20)
    (New York Times, By Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger) For the first time, the agencies said they judged that the “intrusions were likely intended to gain strategic access” to the industrial control networks that run the pipelines “for future operations rather than for intellectual property theft.” In other words, the hackers were preparing to take control of the pipelines, rather than just stealing the technology that allowed them to function. 
  • China Dismisses U.S. Accusation of Global Hacking Campaign (2021-07-20)
    (Reuters) China said on Tuesday that accusations made by the United States and its allies that the Chinese government has conducted a global cyber hacking campaign were unwarranted. 
  • ‘Taiwanese’ Office to Open in Lithuania (2021-07-21)
    (Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) Taiwan is to establish a “Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania,” the first office in Europe to be called Taiwanese, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday. 
  • No. 2 US Diplomat Sherman to Visit China as Tensions Soar (2021-07-21)
    (Associated Press, By Matthew Lee) Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend on a visit that comes as tensions between Washington and Beijing soar on multiple fronts, the State Department said Wednesday. 
  • Japan, US, South Korea Reaffirm Cooperation on North Korea (2021-07-21)
    (Associated Press, By Mari Yamaguchi) The United States, Japan and South Korea on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to work together on North Korea’s denuclearization and other regional threats but made no progress in bringing closer together the two U.S. allies. 
  • Asian Countries Stockpile Powerful New Missiles (2021-07-21)
    (Taipei Times/Reuters, By Josh Smith) Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the US, analysts say. 
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