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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)

Special to By Parris H. Chang At the recently-concluded U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, top U.S. officials sternly rebuked China’s behavior in cybertheft and demanded that China terminate its island-building spree in the South China Sea, […]

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Best of Lev, 2012: China demonstrating will to dominate as West loses the will to resist

A mass choir singing Mao-era communist songs in Chongqing, July 2011. / Chinafotopress / Getty Images

Lev Navrozov From Moscow, the capital of the slave country founded in 1917, I came to New York, to the 21st floor of a skyscraper. The owners of the slave country had created their radio and television and even their […]

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After its disastrous diplomacy with North Korea, why is U.S. pushing for an Iran deal?

Negotiators for the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis. From left, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev, Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan and South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon in Beijing on Sept. 13, 2005. / AP

Special to By Parris H. Chang Last month on May 20, the Defense Commission of North Korea (DPRK) claimed that the nation had built nuclear weapons small enough to be delivered by missiles. A statement carried by Pyongyang’s official […]

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Xi Jinping’s ‘historic handshake’ offer to Taiwan’s KMT leader could backfire


Special to By Willy Lam, President Xi Jinping has invited Eric Chu, Chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT, or the Nationalists) Party for a “historic handshake” in Beijing early next month on May 4. This will be the second […]

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#10 — Beijing’s strategy to ‘buy’ Taiwan: Coerced unification without firing a shot


TOP 2014 STORIES Special to, Feb. 19. Parris H. Chang It is no secret that Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou anxiously seeks to attend the APEC summit in Beijing in October and facilitate a historic meeting with Chinese President Xi […]

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Taiwan’s former Vice-President Lu on hunger strike as political tensions mount

Special to by Parris H. Chang Former vice president Annette Lu began a hunger strike on Dec. 28 in support of former president Chen Shui-bian, who has been in prison since 2008 and suffers from multiple mental and physical […]

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Taiwan recalibrates its strategy in the changing East Asian balance of power

President Ma Ying-jeou at the presidential palace in Taipei.  / Lam Yik Fei / N.Y. Times

Special to Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. U.S. strategic planners correctly assumed at the Cold War’s end that, absent a breakthrough technology or doctrine, it would take decades for the People’s Republic of China […]

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New movement in Taiwan advocates the Swiss option: Armed neutrality


Special to by Parris H. Chang Concerned that Taiwan’s security and sovereignty is being gradually negotiated away to Mainland China, a group of civic organizations has announced a new national strategy to promote Taiwan’s neutrality. Formally launched on Oct. […]

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China scolds Taiwan’s president for publicly endorsing Hong Kong democracy

President Ma Ying-jeou speaks at the National Day celebration in Taipei on Oct. 10.   / Reuters

Special to China lashed out against Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou who finally broke his silence on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations and voiced his strong support for the protesters. The irony is that Ma has been extremely unpopular in […]

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Chinese vs. Big China: Hong Kong’s lessons are being studied in Taiwan


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Hong Kong has always been a city of contrasts. Wealth, a free economy, a feisty media, and the rule of law, have always contrasted with poverty, crowding and claustrophobia. Still, […]

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