No Japanese War Parade: Gov't (2015-03-04) (China Post) No military parade has been planned this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Ministry of National Defense said.
China's Space Plans Seen as Threat to US Military: Report (2015-03-04) (Bloomberg) China is developing space technologies aimed at blocking US military communications and destroying its ability to win conflicts, according to a report commissioned by a panel created by the US Congress.
Taiwan-Japan Fish Group Meeting to Open in Tokyo (2015-03-04) (CNA) The fourth meeting of a Taiwan-Japan fishing commission will open in Tokyo to address fishing regulations in waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.
China to Delay Controversial Flight Route: CAA (2015-03-03) (China Post) In a joint press conference with the Mainland Affairs Council, the Civil Aeronautics Administration announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement with mainland China to delay the implementation of flight path M503 that was originally scheduled to start on March 5.
Clapper Refuses to Discuss PLA Threat (2015-02-28) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) China continues production of JIN-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The U.S. intelligence community expects China to conduct its first nuclear deterrence patrols this year.
Taiwan's Military Strength Ranked 15th in Global Poll (2015-02-28) (Taipei Times) Taiwan’s military strength ranks 15th in the world and ninth in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of conventional war-making capability across land, sea and air, according to a survey conducted by military Web site Global Firepower.
The Fragility of the Global Financial Order (2015-03-03) (Wall Street Journal, By Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer) The combination of an alternative global-reserve asset, a Chinese global credit card, an alternative Swift system backed by Russia and China, and a number of banks willing to defy the global financial order, could represent a significant challenge to U.S. interests.
China Debates: Is War with U.S. Inevitable? (2015-03-03) (National Interest, By Lyle J. Goldstein) In order to better understand Chinese perspectives related to “Thucydides Trap,” this article explores a forum dedicated to that theme in the official Chinese military journal 军事历史 [Military History] that was published by the prestigious Chinese Academy of Military Sciences in 2014.
What Is the Future of Chinese Trade? (2015-03-02) (Agenda, By Long Guoqiang) In the ongoing process of opening that economy, China anticipates growth that focuses less on quantity and more on innovation and internal reforms as well as developing its own approach on global rules-making.
Marginalizing Taiwan Harms Global Security: Report (2015-03-01) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) Taiwan’s exclusion from international security groups has created “blind spots” for terrorists and criminals to exploit, a report from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies says.
China's Neighbors Bulk Up Militaries (2015-02-26) (Wall Street Journal, By Trefor Moss) China’s neighbors are moving forward with the modernization of their militaries with new fighter jets, submarines and other hardware, even as Beijing has tried to tamp down territorial tensions in the region.
‘Fifth-Column’ Threat Inflated: Retired Colonel (2015-02-28) (Taipei Times) Amid concerns over Chinese “fifth-column” units posing as tourists to gather intelligence and conduct covert operations in Taiwan, a retired army colonel said that the public and the Ministry of National Defense should not over-react.
Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade with China (2015-02-28) (New York Times, By Jane Perlez and Paul Mozur) In this tech trade dispute between China and the United States, traditional concerns of market share and protectionism have become intertwined with the thornier issues of national security and espionage.
Meet America's New Public Enemy No. 1 (2015-02-27) (Foreign Policy, By David Francis) According to a new Gallup poll, 18 percent of the American public now views Russia as the top threat to the nation. Some 15 percent of the public views North Korea as America’s top rival, while just 12 percent views China as the biggest threat.
TSR Interview with Andrew Nathan (2015-02-20) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire talks with Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, about human rights issues in cross-Strait relations, Professor Nathan and Andrew Scobell’s book China’s Search for Security, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.
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.
TSR Interview with Dr. Richard Bush (2014-07-03) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire speaks with Dr. Richard Bush, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and holder of the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, about Clinton's warning about economic dependence on China, TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun's unprecedented visit to Taiwan, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.