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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just concluded his first visit to China, the first high-level visit by a member of the new American administration. Should appearances be trusted, […]
On April 29, the Chinese government denied the USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, access to Hong Kong port. The refusal could have been a matter of simple […]
Taiwan’s best chance to stop a forceful takeover by China is to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) coming ashore. That makes the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) a crucial area of investment in terms of financial resources, research and development, and industrial capability.
The fallout from what should have been a case of cross-border cooperation in combating organised crime was depressingly predictable
Taiwan is serious about boosting its indigenous warship building capability while pursuing innovative designs across various platforms.
Xi’s visit to the Czech Republic offers insight into the limits of Beijing’s soft power, relying mostly on economic incentives and undermined by its own sense of insecurity.
Ambiguity presents inherent danger to be misperceived as disinterest. There is an easy fix.
Moderation, not fundamentalism, is a key to KMTs’ resurrection.
Beijing’s measured approach of making its presence felt has been effective so far, but it may yet lead rivals to join hands against it.