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2019-06-08 | NO.43(23) epaper |
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Cross-Strait Relations
China’s Defence Chief Warns ‘External Forces’ Not to Meddle in Taiwan (2019-06-02)
(South China Morning Post, By Catherine Wong) China’s top defence official issued a stern warning to “external forces” that foster the idea of independence for Taiwan, saying at Asia’s primary security summit in Singapore on Sunday that Beijing will not cede a “single inch” of its territory. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

Tsai Hopes for Democracy in China on Eve of Tiananmen Anniversary
(CNA, By Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao) During a meeting with overseas democracy activists, president Tsai Ing-wen expressed hope that China would choose the path of freedom and democracy. Meanwhile, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) urged China to recognize its mistake, apologize and take the necessary steps to redress the wrongs of the Tiananmen Square Incident in 1989. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Beijing Targeting Firms to Sway Vote (2019-06-04)
(Taipei Times, By Chung Li-hua and William Hetherington) According to National Cheng Kung University professor of political science Hung Chin-fu, China is targeting China-based Taiwanese firms through its Greater Bay Area project to influence Taiwan's 2020 presidential election. Hung remarked that China has been attempting to convince Taiwanese that Taiwan's economy can only prosper if it is linked to China's. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Ko Blasts Beijing's 'One Country, Two Systems' Formula (2019-06-06)
(Taipei Times, By Lee I-chia) During a question-and-answer session at the Taipei City Council, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je criticized China's "one country, two systems" political formula. Ko remarked that everyone is responsible for protecting Taiwan and it is important for Taiwan to strengthen its national defense. <Accessed 2019-06-06>

KMT Urges China to Face Tiananmen (2019-06-06)
(Taipei Times, By Ann Maxon) The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) called on China to confront the history of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and urged the Chinese authorities to acknowledge and value the protesters' hopes for freedom and democracy. The KMT further remarked that the party will continue to stand with the people to observe June 4, uphold democracy, respect the rule of law and defend the Republic of China (ROC). <Accessed 2019-06-06>

Tsai, Lai Talk Trade War, Low Wages, China Ties, in Primary Debate  (2019-06-08)
(CNA, By Stacy Hsu)
President Tsai Ing-wen and former Premier Lai Ching-te participated in a presidential primary debate Saturday. Much of the debate focused around the issues of the U.S.-China trade war, cross-Strait relations, and economic and social welfare. <Accessed 2019-06-10>

MOFA Slams China for Barring Taiwanese from Weather Meet in Geneva (2019-06-08)
(CNA, By Elaine Hou, Wang Shu-fen, and Ko Lin)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its disappointment with Beijing and with the World Meteorological Organization after two Taiwanese experts attending the World Meteorological Congress in Geneva were suddenly asked to leave. Although the experts were told he reason for their removal could not be disclosed, MOFA suggested that China used its political clout to suppress Taiwan’s international participation. <Accessed 2019-06-10>

Tsai, Lai Voice Support for Hong Kong Extradition Bill Protesters  (2019-06-10)
(CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung, Chang Ming-hsuan, Liang Pei-chi, Yeh Tze-kung, Wang Hung-guo, Wang Shwu-fen and Chung Yu-chen) 
On Sunday, Hong Kongers gathered to protested a new extradition bill that they feel would strengthen Beijing’s influence in Hong Kong, despite its own “one country, two systems” model. President Tsai Ing-wen and former Premier Lai both expressed their support for the Hong Kong protests. They also pointed out that they feel this bill shows that Taiwan’s best interest would not be safeguarded under a “one country, two systems” model, furthering their opposition to the idea. <Accessed 2019-06-10>
U.S.-Taiwan Relations
Can the US Help Taiwan Keep Its Remaining Diplomatic Relationships? (2019-05-30)
(The Diplomat, By Timothy S. Rich) The United States might be willing to assist Taiwan in maintaining its 17 remaining diplomatic ties around the globe. The State Department has been making a concentrated effort to show support for Taiwanese allies and urge countries to maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan. However, given that Taiwan is unlikely to be able to offer the levels of aid that China can offer, these efforts may not be enough to sway allies ready to make a switch. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

 AIT Chief Reiterates U.S. Neutrality on Taiwan’s Presidential Election (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Joseph Yeh)
American Institute in Taiwan director Brent Christensen on Tuesday reiterated the U.S.’ stance of neutrality in the upcoming Taiwanese presidential election. He also said that the U.S. looks forward to working with whomever is elected. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

US Neutral on Vote, Processes: AIT Head (2019-06-06)
(Taipei Times/CNA) American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen restated the United States' neutral position toward Taiwan's 2020 presidential election. Christensen further remarked that the United States continue to look forward to working together with the next leader that the Taiwanese voters choose. <Accessed 2019-06-06>

‘Fighter Jets Trump Battle Tanks’ in Taiwan’s US Arms Purchase Priorities (2019-06-06)
(South China Morning Post, By Lawrence Chung) Taiwan is in greater need of advanced F-16 fighter jets than the battle tanks the self-ruled island has requested from Washington to fend of military threats from Beijing, analysts said on Thursday. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

Tsai Unveils US Affairs Office Nameplate (2019-06-07)
(Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) President Tsai Ing-wen officially unveiled the nameplate of the renamed Taiwan Council for US Affairs (TCUSA) yesterday. According to American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen, the council's new name better reflects the organization's daily work. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Taiwan Put on US Defence Department List of ‘Countries’ in Latest Move Likely to Goad China (2019-06-07)
(South China Morning Post, By Mark Magnier) The Trump administration’s move to include Taiwan on a list of “countries” in a US Department of Defence report is the latest in a series of provocative moves that appear aimed at confronting China, and putting it on notice. <Accessed 2019-06-11>
Taiwan's Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations
Tsai, Lai Appeal for Support as Polling Looms  (2019-06-02)
(Taipei Times, By Su Fun-her and Chen Kuan-pei)
Ahead of the beginning of Democratic Progressive Party public opinion polls, the two DPP nominee hopefuls, President Tsai Ing-wen and former premier William Lai, appealed to the voters separately. Lai promised to uphold national sovereignty, democracy, and freedom, while also looking to boost the economy and national defense. Tsai pointed to the policies she has already begun to enact, saying that the country’s leadership should remain the same in order to carry out the policies and projects to completion. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Taiwan Steps Up Control Measures Amid China-U.S. Trade Friction (2019-06-02)
(CNA, By Chiu Po-sheng and Evelyn Kao)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs on Sunday responded to reports that Chinese companies are using third party locations, such as Taiwan, to bypass duties while selling products to the United States. The MOEA maintained that the increase in Taiwan’s exports to the U.S. was due to the U.S.’s economic growth and an increase in its consumption of Taiwanese exports of information, communication, and audio-video products. The MOEA also insisted that it was working with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transportation to ensure the close management of imports and exports. <Accessed 2019-06-04>
Taiwanese Firms Pledge to Boost Domestic Investment: Economists  (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Liao Yu-yang, Liu Li-jung, and Frances Huang)
In the face of growing U.S.-China trade tensions, sixty-six Taiwanese overseas companies have pledged to invest over NT$330 billion in Taiwan in an effort to offset the effects of weakening global demand, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Kamhon Kan, head of the Institute of Economics at Academia Sinica, said that he expects the pledged investments, which will likely enter the local property market, to boost local economic growth. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

U.S.-PRC Dispute Threatens Taiwan: Gou  (2019-06-04)
(Taipei Times, By Ann Maxon)
Presidential hopeful and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Gou on Monday expressed his concern that the U.S.-China trade tensions have expanded into a larger dispute “on all fronts”, referencing Thucydides’ Trap. He warned that these tensions put Taiwan in a dangerous position, one that may result in warfare in the Taiwan Strait. He also called President Tsai’s stance on the trade battle “naive”, suggesting that she focus more on combatting issues related to the trade dispute instead of campaigning. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Han to Hold Presidential Rally in Hualien, Despite Fire (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Huang Li-yun, Tyson Lu, Wang Shwu-fen and Chung Yu-chen) Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu will continue to hold his scheduled presidential rally in Hualien on June 8 despite a fire that broke out there on Monday. Meanwhile, several Kaohsiung City Councilors of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have called Han to step down from his mayoral position to focus on his presidential bid as the city has been facing several problems since he took office in December last year. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Drill Requisition of Oyster Frames Shows All-Out Defense: Scholar (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Matt Yu and Chi Jo-yao) Lin Ying-yu, an adjunct assistant professor at National Chung Cheng University's Institute of Strategic and International Affairs, stated on Monday that while the requisition of oyster farming frames during the Han Kuang live-fire exercises could be used to slow down hostile landing, it may be ineffective. However, Chen Wei-hao, editor in chief of the military magazine Military Link, defended the oyster farming frames by stating that the huge amount of bamboo frames blocking the estuary would slow down hostile forces. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

NEW CEC Head Assumes Post, Vows to Maintain Administrative Neutrality (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung and Evelyn Kao) Lee Chin-yung, the new head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), upon assuming his post as CEC chairman, pledged to maintain the independence and administrative neutrality of the CEC. Due to Lee's long-standing affiliation with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), many voiced their opposition toward his nomination. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Taiwan Should Not Take Sides in U.S.-China Trade War: Hon Hai Chief (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung and Ko Lin) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Terry Guo stated on Monday that Taiwan should avoid taking sides in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Guo proposed that Taiwan should make use of its advantage in the global supply chain and further urged President Tsai Ing-wen to find a solution that could prevent Taiwan from being sacrificed in the U.S.-China trade war. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Protocols for DPP Primary Platform Presentation Set (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Yeh Su-ping and Emerson Lim) President Tsai Ing-wen and former Premier Lai Ching-te have agreed on several protocols pertaining to their platform presentation on June 8 for the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential primary. Both candidates agreed not to mobilize their supporters, not to run advertisements during the debate, not to use signboards while speaking, and not to wear campaign related clothing. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Solomon Islands Will Not Switch Diplomatic Allegiance to China: MOFA (2019-06-05)
(CNA, By Joseph Yeh) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that a majority in the Solomon Islands' parliament expressed support the country's diplomatic relations with Taiwan. The Solomon Islands is one of the 17 countries that has diplomatic ties with Taiwan. <Accessed 2019-06-06>

Candidate Seeks Closer China Ties, Shaking Up Taiwan’s Presidential Race (2019-06-06)
(New York Times, By Chris Horton) The rally last weekend was a prelude to Mr. Han’s announcement on Wednesday that he was running for president of Taiwan, jolting the race with a populist candidate who wants friendlier ties with China — a sharp contrast to the incumbent, Tsai Ing-wen, who rejects China’s claim that Taiwan is part of its territory. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

DPP Chairman Urges Respect for Primary Mechanisms (2019-06-06)
(CNA, By Flor Wang and Yeh Su-ping) The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Cho Jung-tai urged party members to stop hurting each other when the DPP will be carrying out its presidential primary on the basis of a set of democratic mechanisms. Cho asked the Taiwanese public to put their confidence in the DPP's democratic mechanisms as the party has worked extremely hard to set up the process in choosing the party's presidential candidate. <Accessed 2019-06-06>

KMT Lawmakers Urge Response to US-China Row (2019-06-06)
(Taipei Times, By Sean Lin) Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers urged President Tsai Ing-wen's administration to come up with the necessary measures to response to the US-China trade dispute. Meanwhile, Tsai stated on Facebook that her administration has conducted several meetings regarding the trade dispute as well as a national security meeting. <Accessed 2019-06-06>

Taiwan's Future Should be Decided by its People: Ex-AIT Chief (2019-06-07)
(CNA, By Elaine Hou and Emerson Lim) During a radio interview, former chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Richard Bush remarked that the Taiwanese people should be the one deciding Taiwan's future. Bush stated that the Taiwanese people are not interested in Chinese President Xi Jinping's "one country, two systems" political formula. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Experts See Debate, DPP Primary Format Favoring Tsai (2019-06-07)
(CNA, By Stacy Hsu) According to experts, President Tsai Ing-wen appears to gain a favorable advantage over former Premier Lai Ching-te. Fan Shih-ping, a professor of politics at National Taiwan Normal University, remarked that Lai may be at a disadvantage as he lacks knowledge about foreign affairs and national defense compared to Tsai. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Tsai Optimistic, Hopes for a Chance to Achieve Goals (2019-06-08)
(Taipei Times, By Su Yung-yao, Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung) During an interview with the Liberty Times, President Tsai Ing-wen remarked that she was happy with her first term's performance as her proposed reforms are intended to establish a strong foundation for the future. Tsai further remarked that she would be able to finish all the changes she aspires to achieve if given the opportunity to serve the nation for four more years. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Taiwan, EU Establish High-Level Dialogue on Digital Economy (2019-06-08)
(CNA, By Tang Pei-chun and Emerson Lim) The chief of the National Development Council (NDC) Chen Mei-ling announced that Taiwan has established a Digital Economy Dialogue with the European Union (EU). Chen stated that the Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy (DDE) is crucial for the future of the high-tech and other industries, and Taiwan and the EU had comprehensive discussions on industrial digitization, AI development strategy, online platforms and information security. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Guo Urges KMT to Use Cellphone Polling (2019-06-08)
(Taipei Times, By Ann Maxon) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Guo proposed that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) should include cellphone-based polls for the party's presidential primary. Guo also suggested that the KMT should conduct three debates for its candidates and permit party members who received at least 5% support in the polls to be eligible to enter the primary. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Press Freedom in Taiwan Best in East Asia: Report (2019-06-08)
(Taipei Times/CNA) Freedom House reported that Taiwan has the highest level of press freedom in East Asia despite China's attempts to influence Taiwan's media narratives. The report suggested policies to help increase transparency about Chinese activities, such as reporting requirements for spending on paid advertorials, ownership structures and other financial ties to the Chinese government. <Accessed 2019-06-08>

Taiwan Congratulates St. Vincent on Winning U.N. Security Council Seat  (2019-06-10)
(CNA, By Joseph Yeh)
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu congratulated Taiwan’s diplomatic ally St. Vincent and the Grenadines on securing a seat on the United Nations Security Council, saying that Taiwan is confident St. Vincent and the Grenadines will successfully promote peace. According to the U.N., St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the smallest country to secure a seat on the Security Council. <Accessed 2019-06-10>

Five Contenders to Compete in KMT’s Presidential Primary  (2019-06-10)
(CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung and Evelyn Kao)
The Kuomintang headquarters announced the five competitors in the presidential primary on Monday. Following public polls, the candidate will be announced on July 17. The five contenders are former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu, former Taipei County Magistrate Chou Hsi-wei, National Taiwan University political science professor Chang Ya-chung, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Terry Gou, and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu. <Accessed 2019-06-10>
U.S.-China Relations
Understanding China’s Vision of Victory (2019-05-26)
(The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) Jonathan Ward, founder of Atlas Organization, discusses his new book as well as Chinese domestic policy's influence on its foreign policy. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

The US-China Huawei Spat: Risks to the Global IP Protection Regime (2019-05-30)
(The Diplomat, By Robert Farley) When the United States played a significant role in the development in global intellectual property (IP) regulations in the 1990s, there was no sign that these rules would be used in a trade war against another country. However, the fact remains that this arena is largely one where the United States has set the rules and China has had to grow accustomed to. The United States acting on the regulations it has created may obscure the fact that other countries have accepted these terms voluntarily; other countries may soon realize that there may not be a purpose in accepting U.S.-set rules if they will be weaponized as the United States sees fit. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea (2019-05-31)
(The Diplomat, By Chen Xiangmiao) The situation in the South China Sea between the United States and China has been one of "cold confrontation," with no real violence over the past decade but both sides working hard to defend their strategic interests. China seeks to defend its territorial claims and interests in the region while the United States works to emphasize their position as a significant power in the area. However, policymakers on both sides understand that violence is in neither side's interest. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

Resolving the US–China Trade Impasse (2019-06-04)
(East Asia Forum, By Yukon Huang) The best option to bring together both developed and developing countries is the G20. None of the major European or Asian powers have thus far been motivated enough to spur this process forward. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

 De Facto U.S. Ambassador Remembers Tiananmen Square Incident  (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Joseph Yeh)
While reflecting on the Tiananmen Square Incident on its thirtieth anniversary, American Institute in Taiwan director Brent Christensen called on citizens of free countries to recognize the strength of democracy. Speaking at the same forum, Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hsu Szu-chien expressed hope that Beijing eventually will turn to democratization, which would benefit its global image, regional peace, and cross-Strait stability. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Putin and Xi Herald the Virtues of Globalism, Critiquing the U.S. on Trade (2019-06-07)
(New York Times, By Andrew E. Kramer) In back-to-back speeches at an investment conference Friday, the leaders of Russia and China cast themselves as the champions of free markets and global trade, an overt show of opposition to what they portrayed as the United States’ retreat into protectionism with sanctions and tariffs. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

China Summons Tech Giants to Warn Against Cooperating With Trump Ban (2019-06-08)
(New York Times, By Kate Conger) The Chinese government this past week summoned major tech companies including Microsoft and Dell from the United States and Samsung of South Korea, to warn that they could face dire consequences if they cooperate with the Trump administration’s ban on sales of key American technology to Chinese companies, according to people familiar with the meetings. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

Mnuchin Lays Blame for Failed Trade Talks on China (2019-06-08)
(New York Times, By Alan Rappeport) The icy relationship between the United States and China over trade showed no signs of easing on Saturday, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called on Beijing to return to talks and follow through on its commitments or face more tariffs from President Trump. <Accessed 2019-06-11>
China's Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations
 Why Is China Sending Top Military Brass to Shangri-La 2019? (2019-05-29)
(The Diplomat, By Eleanor Albert) Wei Fenghe, China’s minister of national defense, will represent China at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. He is the highest ranking Chinese delegate to attend since 2011. Wei's attendance is significant in the context of increasing China-U.S. tensions, both economically and militarily. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

Why Did Beijing Suppress Wang Yang’s Remarks on Taiwan? (2019-05-30)
(The Diplomat, By Dave Brown) Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Yang's remarks at the Cross-Strait Media Summit were quickly removed from media websites after Wang made several candid comments about cross-strait divides and the military factors of unification of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. Wang's discussion of military factors stands in contrast to many CCP lines that the Party is pursuing peaceful reunification, so it is possible that his remarks were removed as they were inappropriate for publication. However, he did not directly say that the PLA would use force -- rather, he mentioned that the PLA's potential strength would influence Taiwanese and U.S. actions in the future. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

Is China Ready to Take Its Economic Coercion Into the Open? (2019-05-31)
(The Diplomat, By Shannon Tiezzi) China has many non-traditional methods of fighting an economic war, especially when it can no longer retaliate against the United States in kind. A sense of ambiguity, such as China's denial of any sort of restriction on exporting rare earth materials to Japan following a diplomatic spat, is just one tool they have within their economic strategy. They have used unofficial explanations for economic effects and often justify their actions through other unrelated avenues and for different stated goals. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

Eye for An Eye: China to Establish ‘Unreliable Entity List’ (2019-06-01)
(The Diplomat, By Charlotte Gao) China's Commerce Ministry announced that they would establish an "Unreliable Entities List" as an apparent swipe at the United States for banning Huawei products. A spokesperson said that multilateral economic frameworks are being threatened as trade protectionism is on the rise around the globe, and that the list would protect against unilateralism. Chinese media has carried the message with strong commentary following the announcement. <Accessed 2019-06-03>

China, Germany ‘Agree to Uphold Global Multilateral Order’ in Berlin Talks (2019-06-03)
(South China Morning Post, By Zhenhua Lu and Kinling Lo) China said on Monday that it had Germany’s support in defending the global multilateral order, as its trade war with the US continues to escalate. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

History of Tiananmen Crackdown Being Forgotten: U.S. SInologist (2019-06-04)
(CNA, By Chang Shu-ling and Elizabeth Hsu) American Sinologist Perry Link remarked that the history of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre would soon be forgotten as a result of the Chinese policy to whitewash history. Link further stated that the Chinese Communists themselves still remember the Tiananmen Square Incident as they would send many plain-clothed security officers around Tiananmen Square on the eve of the Tiananmen Square massacre's anniversary every year. <Accessed 2019-06-04>

Dispute Resolution along the Belt and Road (2019-06-07)
(East Asia Forum, By Vivienne Bath) There is no shortage of established and newly pending types of dispute resolution mechanisms available for the resolution of disputes along the Belt and Road. In these circumstances, it is vital for parties to make a well-informed choice in relation to dispute resolution and governing law at the negotiating stage. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

Fearing China’s Rule, Hong Kong Residents Resist Extradition Plan (2019-06-07)
(New York Times, By Austin Ramzy and Katherine Li) Anger is boiling in Hong Kong over a push for a law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China. Critics say the legislation would subject residents of this semiautonomous territory to the security forces and courts controlled by the ruling Communist Party on the mainland. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

UN’s Environment Chief Urges China to Keep Belt and Road Projects Green and Clean (2019-06-08)
(South China Morning Post, By Mandy Zuo) The United Nations’ environment chief has appealed to China to apply the same environmental standards to infrastructure projects it develops overseas under its Belt and Road Initiative as it does to those built on its own soil. <Accessed 2019-06-11>
Territorial Disputes, the Korean Peninsula, and Other Regional Issues
Downplaying North Korea’s Missile Tests Carries Political and Strategic Risks (2019-06-05)
(East Asia Forum, By Naoko Aoki) Downplaying the missile tests may be a way for the United States to keep the dialogue going. But for North Korea, it is an opportunity to improve an arsenal that already threatens US troops and allies in the region. <Accessed 2019-06-11>

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