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  • Taiwan, Czech Republic Discuss Anti-Coronavirus Efforts (2020-03-26)
    (CNA, By Flor Wang and Wu Hsin-yun) Following its cooperation with the United States and European Union, Taiwan recently reached out to the Czech Republic as part of its fight against the coronovirus disease COVID-19 that has swept across the globe, according to Academia Sinica. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • US Warships in Taiwan Strait Anger China (2020-03-26)
    (Taipei Times/Reuters, By Ben Blanchard) China yesterday accused the US of playing a dangerous game with its support for Taiwan, after a US warship passed through Taiwan Strait. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • US Congressman Introduces 'No CHINA Act' (2020-03-26)
    (Taiwan News, By Chris Chang) Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced the “No Chinese Handouts In National Assistance(CHINA) Act” to Congress on Tuesday (March 24) to ensure that no coronavirus relief aid will go to China's state-owned businesses. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • CORONAVIRUS/Foreign Offices in Taiwan Support Border Control Measures (2020-03-19)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) Several foreign representative offices in Taiwan have expressed support for Taiwan's strict border control measures, which took effect Thursday, saying they understand the need for such actions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan, EU Discuss Joint Efforts to Fight COVID-19 (2020-03-19)
    (CNA, By Wu Hsin-yun, Han Ting-ting, and Chiang Yi-ching) Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institute, said Wednesday that it hosted a video conference with European Union (EU) officials that day to discuss possible collaborative efforts to fight COVID-19. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • KMT’s Chiang Says He is ‘Taiwanese and Chinese’ (2020-03-19)
    (Taipei Times, By Lin Liang-sheng) Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Tuesday said that he is “both Taiwanese and Chinese” at a meeting with former KMT chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱). The KMT is the Republic of China’s (ROC) founding party, Chiang said, adding that for the KMT, China is the ROC. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Human Rights Groups Mark Third Anniversary of Taiwan Activist's Arrest (2020-03-19)
    (CNA, By Yeh Su-ping, Chen Chun-hua, Lai Yen-hsi, and Chiang Yi-ching) Human rights groups in Taiwan marked the third anniversary of Lee Ming-che's (李明哲) arrest in China Thursday, calling for people to remember the jailed activist and urging China to release him. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China Guts U.S. Press Corps in Beijing With Mass Expulsions (2020-03-17)
    (Bloomberg) China’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said U.S. reporters at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post must hand in their media cards within 10 days, calling the move a response to U.S. caps on Chinese media imposed early this month. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China Orders Local Staff Out of U.S. News Outlets in Beijing (2020-03-21)
    (Bloomberg) Authorities in Beijing have forced at least seven Chinese nationals to stop working for American news outlets there, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the latest development in an ongoing dispute between the U.S. and China over media access. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Government Unveils Further COVID-19 Response Measures (2020-03-24)
    (CNA, By Ku Chuan, Ye Su-ping and Evelyn Kao) The government has been rolling out a slew of measures to counter the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including providing compensation, subsidies and tax breaks for businesses, individuals and organizations affected by the disease. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Taiwan's VP Reiterates Need to Participate in WHO, Despite Criticism (2020-03-24)
    (CNA, By Ku Chuan, Wen Kuei-hsiang, Yeh Su-ping and Emerson Lim) Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) reiterated Tuesday the need for Taiwan to participate in the World Health Organization (WHO), despite criticism that the agency has been ineffective in containing the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Committee Suspended Over COVID-19 Concerns (2020-03-24)
    (CNA, By Chen Yun-yu and Matthew Mazzetta) The Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Committee, which serves as the two countries' main platform for resolving issues related to fishing rights, will not meet this year due to the health risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Taiwan Holds Joint Air Drill Featuring Simulated Air Scramble (2020-03-24)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Ko Lin) Taiwan's Armed Forces held large-scale military exercises throughout the country on Tuesday, with eight F-16 fighter jets from Hualien Air Base conducting simulated long-range intercept missions above Taiwan. The drill was primarily held to test the military's combat readiness against an all-out Chinese aerial invasion, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Virus Outbreak: US Eliminated Key CDC Adviser Post in Beijing Last Year (2020-03-24)
    (Taipei Times/Reuters) Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, US President Donald Trump’s administration eliminated a key US public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Virus Outbreak: PRC Envoy to US Breaks Ranks With His Ministry (2020-03-24)
    (Taipei Times/Bloomberg) China’s ambassador to the US reaffirmed his opposition to promoting theories that the virus that causes COVID-19 originated in a US military lab, in an unusual break with the country’s foreign ministry. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • August Ministerial Meeting May Address CPTPP Expansion: Official (2020-03-22)
    (CNA, By Liu Pei-cheng and Emerson Lim) A ministerial meeting of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) member economies in August could help Taiwan's bid to join the Japan-led trade initiative, a Taiwanese official told CNA on Sunday. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Chinese Exercises Not Provocative: KMT Lawmaker (2020-03-22)
    (Taipei Times, By Chung Li-hua and Wu Su-wei) There is a “huge” difference between Chinese warplanes flying around Taiwan and intruding into its airspace, and the former should not be deemed provocative, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) said, calling on the Ministry of National Defense not to mislead the public. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • CCP Resets its Ties with KMT, Sets Eyes on Ko (2020-03-20)
    (Taipei Times, By Christian Fan Jiang 范姜提昂) When the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) elects a new chairperson, the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) customarily sends a congratulatory telegram to the newly elected leader. They sent messages to other former chairs, former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Eric Chu (朱立倫), Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and even the relatively controversial Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), but newly elected Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has not received one. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Virus Outbreak: China Showers EU with Virus Aid (2020-03-20)
    (Taipei Times/Bloomberg) As Europe becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus, Beijing is stepping up its outreach to individual governments there. That is coming at the very moment that the US — and in some cases the EU — is seen to be turning away. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • TAIPEI Act Awaits Trump’s Signature (2020-03-18)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) The US’ Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 was on Monday delivered to US President Donald Trump to be signed into law after it was passed by both chambers of the US Congress. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
  • Chinese Warplanes Approach Taiwan at Night (2020-03-18)
    (Taipei Times/Reuters) An unspecified number of Chinese J-11 fighters and KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft flew into the waters southwest of Taiwan for nighttime exercises, the ministry said late on Monday. <Accessed 2020-03-25> 
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  • How China is Exploiting the Coronavirus to Weaken Democracies (2020-03-28)
    (Foreign Policy, By Peter Rough) Beijing is also taking every opportunity during this crisis to drive wedges between members of the European Union, which it sees as a potential rival protecting European interests and values against Chinese attempts to project its interests and power on the continent. <Accessed 2020-03-28> 
  • Don’t Kick China’s Propagandists Off Twitter (2020-03-28)
    (Foreign Policy, By Fergus Ryan) As a principle, the social media accounts of public officials are important forums for the public to discuss public policy, and—just like Trump—Chinese officials shouldn’t be allowed to curate the social media environment to suit their purposes. <Accessed 2020-03-28> 
  • Trump’s COVID-19 Blame Game (2020-03-28)
    (The Diplomat, By Chi Wang) Trump’s “Chinese virus” rhetoric is politically motivated, but diplomatically damaging.<Accessed 2020-03-28> 
  • Can China’s COVID-19 Statistics Be Trusted? (2020-03-28)
    (The Diplomat, By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers) From GDP figures to coronavirus counts, China’s government has a long history of manipulating data for political gain. <Accessed 2020-03-28> 
  • Suspicions Grow in South Korea Over China’s Online Influence Operations (2020-03-28)
    (The Diplomat, By Tae-jun Kang) Claims about Chinese attempts to divide South Korean society are gaining increasing attention. <Accessed 2020-03-28> 
  • How a Pandemic Drew China and Serbia Closer  (2020-03-28)
    (The Diplomat, By Eleanor Albert) China’s medical assistance to Serbia inspired profuse gratitude from President Vucic. <Accessed 2020-03-28> 
  • Virus Competition Is Wrecking China-U.S. Cooperation Hopes (2020-03-26)
    (Foreign Policy, By Richard Fontaine) Where the need to fight the coronavirus might once have brought the United States and China closer together, today it is driving them further apart. COVID-19 is becoming one more feature of great-power competition, rather than an exception to it. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Taiwan Coast Guard Reports Chinese Speed Boat Harassment Near Kinmen (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) One Taiwanese coast guard cutter suffered damage in the incident. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Fang Fang: The ‘Conscience of Wuhan’ Amid Coronavirus Quarantine (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Hemant Adlakha) The party’s ill-governance of the deadly virus has given birth to a new critical voice: Fang Fang’s Wuhan Diary. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded for Warning About Virus (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Associated Press) Li Wenliang was posthumously exonerated, and the police who reprimanded him have been punished. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Coronavirus, Geopolitics, and Nepal Between Great Powers (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Arun Budhathoki) The United States risks falling behind China as Nepal weighs its options in dealing with the pandemic. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • A War of Words With China Helps Nobody (2020-03-26)
    (Foreign Policy, By Doug Bandow) That’s why moves such as calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus,” while geographically accurate, achieve nothing. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China’s Debt Diplomacy Will Get a Coronavirus Boost (2020-03-26)
    (Foreign Policy, By Azeem Ibrahim) Right now, China, with its relief flights and medical outreach, is winning the soft power battle against a United States that has only just begun to tackle the problem at home. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China Is Trying to Rewrite The Present (2020-03-26)
    (Foreign Policy, By Louisa Lim) These measures—combined with hard-line moves such as enforced lockdowns—undoubtedly slowed the spread of infection, allowing Beijing to reframe itself as having made great sacrifices to buy time for the rest of the world. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Yes, Blame China for the Virus (2020-03-26)
    (Foreign Policy, By Paul D. Miller) He did not create the novel coronavirus, but his government’s missteps are directly responsible for its global transmission and uncontrolled spread, with all its terrible consequences to populations and economies around the world. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China’s Mask Diplomacy (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Brian Wong) By shipping medical supplies to European countries, China is seeking to boost its image as a responsible global leader. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • US Marine Corps Unveils Transformation Plan Focused on China (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Steven Stashwick) The plan will cut tanks and other traditional weapons to make room for new anti-ship missions. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • China’s Coronavirus Information Warfare (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Valérie Niquet) Beijing has embarked on a desperate information war in an attempt to revive its global image amid the pandemic. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong (2020-03-26)
    (The Diplomat, By Brian C.H. Fong) It’s time to bring back universal suffrage into the agenda. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Coronavirus outbreak fans the flames of US-China decoupling debate in Washington (2020-03-26)
    (South China Morning Post, By Cissy Zhou) From congressional hearings to various think tank events, many in Washington are now convinced that it is impossible for China and the US to move in the same direction. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Coronavirus crisis will ultimately strengthen Xi Jinping and Chinese Communist Party despite economic turmoil, US analysts say (2020-03-26)
    (South China Morning Post, By Cissy Zhou) The likely outcome of the coronavirus epidemic is not only that Chinese President Xi Jinping remains in power, but also that the Communist Party emerges bigger and stronger despite the current economic challenges, long-time China watchers said on Thursday. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Mystery Math: The U.S.-China Phase-1 Purchase Figures Do Not Add Up (2020-03-26)
    (Center for Strategic and International Studies, By Scott Kennedy) Unfortunately, as far as the purchase commitments go, we are in no position to do so. Those details are not only confidential; they also do not make sense. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
  • Clarity & Ambiguity in the U.S.-China Phase-1 Deal (2020-03-26)
    (Center for Strategic and International Studies, By Shining Tan) Any current implementation challenges from the coronavirus outbreak represent an unforeseen shock that may complicate the enforcement of the deal but should not be retroactively read into negotiations. <Accessed 2020-03-26> 
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