• U.S. Launches Auto Import Probe, China Says Will Defend Interests (2018-05-23)
    (Reuters, By David Shepardson and Jeff Mason) The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • Merkel Woos China as Trump Poses New Trade Challenge (2018-05-24)
    (Reuters, By Andreas Rinke and Ben Blanchard) China said on Thursday it would “open its door wider” to German businesses, giving a warm reception to visiting Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has wooed Beijing to counterbalance trade threats from U.S. President Donald Trump. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • Taiwan Loses Second Ally in a Month amid China Pressure (2018-05-24)
    (Reuters, By Thiam Ndiaga and Jess Macy Yu) Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday when Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • China Fines Retailer Muji for Listing Taiwan as a Country (2018-05-24)
    (BBC News) Japanese retail chain Muji has been fined in China for listing Taiwan as a country on some of its packaging. The company has to pay 200,000 yuan (£23,400; $31,300) for listing Taiwan as a "country of origin". <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • China Tells "Brazen Lie" About Taiwan Joining WHO Tech Meetings: MOFA (2018-05-23)
    (CNA, By Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and S.C. Chang) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the claim that China made at the World Health Assembly, saying that China's saying that Taiwan attended numerous health tech meetings was completely untrue. MOFA has listed very few technical meetings as ones in which Taiwan was approved to attend. Chinese pressure led to Taiwan being denied an invitation to attend the WHA this year. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • UK Supports Taiwan's WHA Participation (2018-05-23)
    (CNA, By Tai Ya-chen and Kuan-lin Liu) The United Kingdom announced its support for Taiwan to attend the World Health Assembly conference as an observer on Tuesday. They also said that they would continue to support Taiwan's participation despite Taiwan's exclusion this year. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • Taiwan's Exclusion from WHA A Shame: eSwatini Health Minister (2018-05-23)
    (CNA, By Tai Ya-chen, Tang Pei-chun and Kuan-lin Liu) The representative from Eswatini, the nation formerly known as Swaziland, said that Taiwan's lack of an invitation to attend the World Health Assembly was a shame due to the political nature of the refusal. She said that the WHO's mission should be about health and not politics. Taiwan and Eswatini have had a diplomatic relationship for over 50 years. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • 16 Countries Voice Support for Taiwan at WHA Meeting (2018-05-23)
    (CNA, By Tang Pei-chun, Ta Ya-chen, Frances Huang and Flor Wang) 16 countries have come out in outspoken support for Taiwan's right to participate in the World Health Assembly conference as an observer. Taiwan has been unable to attend the conference since 2016 due to increased Chinese pressure on the WHO. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • Taiwan Denies Heading Back to Checkbook Diplomacy Days (2018-05-23)
    (CNA, By Joseph Yeh) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that strategic loans to diplomatic allies do not signal a return to the days of checkbook diplomacy from Taiwan. This came in the wake of promises to Haiti and the Solomon Islands for assistance in future development projects. Wu said that Taiwan was no match for Beijing in terms of economic power and that Taiwan would not attempt to compete. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • UN Experts Call on Spain to Halt Extraditions to China (2018-05-18)
    (Reuters) Human rights experts from the United Nations called on Spain on Friday to halt extraditions of Chinese and Taiwanese nationals to China because of concerns they would be exposed to the risk of torture, ill treatment or the death penalty. They cited the Dec. 2016 arrest of 269 suspects, including 219 Taiwanese, over their alleged involvement in telecom scams to defraud Chinese citizens in a police swoop dubbed Operation Wall. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Taiwan Officially Protests Exclusion from 71st WHA Meeting (2018-05-22)
    (CNA, By Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and Kuan-lin Liu) Taiwan has sent a letter to the leadership of the World Health Organization officially protesting its exclusion from the World Health Assembly conference this year. Given that the conference is now underway, Taiwan has no chance of being invited to the conference. A total of 16 states have come forward at the conference and spoken in support of Taiwan's participation as an observer. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • "Maintaining Status Quo" Remains Common Denominator in Taiwan: CSPA (2018-05-22)
    (CNA, By Fan Cheng-hsiang and Ko Lin) The leader of the Cross-Strait Policy Association said that the main goal for the Taiwanese people remains to be maintaining the status quo. Despite Chinese attempts to lure Taiwanese away into the Mainland by offering investments and other incentives, the Taiwanese people still aim to maintain the current status quo. The leader also said he supported President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to acknowledge the 1992 Consensus. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • Taiwan Pledges Solomon Islands Help in Hosting 2023 Pacific Games (2018-05-22)
    (CNA, By Kuan-lin Liu and Ku Chuan) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has offered its support and assistance to the Solomon Islands in their plan to host the 2023 Pacific Games, but they did not confirm whether they would provide the financial assistance requested. Taiwan and the Solomon Islands are diplomatic allies, and Taiwan has repeatedly denied any claims of potentially returning to checkbook diplomacy against Beijing. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • President Urges US to Include Taiwan in Tariff Exemption (2018-05-22)
    (CNA, By Yeh Su-ping and Frances Huang) President Tsai Ing-wen asked the United States to exempt Taiwan from its new list of steel and aluminum tariffs, claiming that the economic relationship between the two partners is important for the US's economic security. There is room in the US-introduced law to allow for exceptions for certain trade partners. Taiwan plans to send a delegation to the US in June to prove the Taiwanese commitment to the partnership. <Accessed 2018-05-25> 
  • Taiwan to Stick to "Status Quo": Source (2018-05-21)
    (Taipei Times, By Chung Li-hua) An anonymous source said yesterday that Taiwan would stick to the status quo in terms of relations with Beijing. This comes in light of increased pressure from Beijing, both in terms of diplomatic allies as well as Beijing's forced barring of Taiwan's participation from the World Health Assembly conference. The source said that the Tsai administration would not cave into Chinese pressure. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • Proposal for Taiwan's Presence as WHA Observer Rejected (2018-05-21)
    (CNA, By Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and Ko Lin) The World Health Organization rejected a proposal for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assembly conference sent in by 15 member-states. China and Pakistan openly opposed the proposal and argued against it. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Taiwan will never stop its efforts at securing an invitation to attend. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • US Democratic Party Delegation Visits Taiwan (2018-05-21)
    (CNA, By Elaine Hou and Elizabeth Hsu) Several members of the US Democratic National Committee are visiting Taiwan for six days. They will be learning about cross-strait issues as well as Taiwanese economic and political developments. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has thanked the DNC for their consistent commitment to Taiwan. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • 15 Allies Propose Taiwan's Presence as WHA Observer (2018-05-21)
    (CNA, By Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and Elizabeth Hsu) Fifteen of Taiwan's diplomatic allies have proposed Taiwan's attendance to the World Heath Assembly conference as an observer state. Taiwan was not invited to the WHA for the second year in a row due to Chinese obstruction. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • President Welcomes Solomon Islands PM on First Visit to Taiwan (2018-05-21)
    (CNA, By Lu Hsin-hui and Evelyn Kao) Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela arrived on Sunday for his first official visit to Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen said in her greeting to him that Taiwan and the Solomon Islands have increased their friendship and cooperative efforts since the Prime Minister took office late last year. The Solomon Islands is also planning to speak on behalf of Taiwan to advocate for Taiwan's attendance to the World Health Assembly conference. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • Nauru Promises to Speak for Taiwan on International Stage (2018-05-21)
    (CNA, By Lu Hsin-hui and Elizabeth Hsu) Nauru has responded to President Tsai Ing-wen's request to Taiwan's diplomatic allies, promising to speak for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assembly conference. The President of Nauru thanked Taiwan for the assistance Taiwan has given the island nation and described the relationship between the two friends as stable. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • MOFA Protests Over Taiwan Media Exclusion from WHA (2018-05-21)
    (CNA, By Elaine Hou and Evelyn Kao) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the World Health Organization to respect freedom of press while protesting against the decision to exclude Taiwanese media from attending the World Health Assembly conference. It called for the inclusion of Taiwan into the global health network to prevent the spread of disease and so Taiwan could contribute to health initiatives. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
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  • Trump Pulls Out of North Korea Summit Meeting with Kim Jong-un (2018-05-24)
    (New York Times, By Eileen Sullivan) President Trump has notified Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he has canceled their much-anticipated meeting, which was set for June 12. In a letter dated Thursday to Mr. Kim, the American president said he would not attend the summit due to “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • WHO Is the Latest Victim in Beijing’s War on Taiwan (2018-05-22)
    (The Nation, By Kerry Gershaneck) WHO’s failure to invite Taipei was simply Beijing’s latest victory in its decades-long political warfare campaign against Taiwan. As part of this campaign, China has waged an intense and highly coercive offensive against Taiwan’s formal diplomatic allies and international organisations that have, in the past, allowed Taiwan’s participation. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • China May Benefit From a Delay in a Trump-Kim Meeting (2018-05-24)
    (New York Times, By Jane Perlez) Analysts in China and the United States say that Mr. Xi is probably nervous about the North Korean leader’s getting too close to the Americans, particularly given Mr. Kim’s independent streak and past willingness to buck China. But a delay in the meeting also benefits Mr. Xi in another way, allowing him to use his influence with North Korea as leverage while China negotiates a trade deal with Washington. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • U.S. Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions (2018-05-23)
    (New York Times, By Helene Cooper) The United States has disinvited China from participating in a multinational naval exercise scheduled for this summer, further escalating tensions with Beijing that have spanned from trade to North Korea to the military. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • Pompeo Says Mysterious Sickness Among Diplomats in Cuba Has Spread to China (2018-05-23)
    (New York Times, By Gardiner Harris) The same symptoms of a mysterious attack that sickened American diplomats in Cuba have been reported at a United States consulate in southern China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers on Wednesday. At least one American government employee in China recently reported what the State Department’s consulate in Guangzhou described as subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure. <Accessed 2018-05-24>
  • North Korea Said It Destroyed Nuclear Site, Hours Before Trump Canceled Meeting (2018-05-24)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) North Korea said on Thursday that it had destroyed its only known nuclear test site, three weeks before its leader, Kim Jong-un, had been planning to meet with President Trump. But only hours after the North Korean announcement, Mr. Trump announced he had decided to cancel the meeting “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility” displayed by Mr. Kim’s government in recent statements. <Accessed 2018-05-24> 
  • Lawfare Waged by the Hong Kong Government Is Crushing the Hopes of Democrats (2018-05-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Benedict Rogers) The establishment Hong Kong government has been using old laws and rules to charge pro-democracy advocates and keep them silenced. The law is being used as an intimidation and silencing tactic. The problem lies within the abuse of law by the state. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • Taiwan, US Get Down to the Business of Defense (2018-05-16)
    (The Diplomat, By Gary Sands) The Taiwan-U.S. Defense Business Forum took place last week in Taiwan, allowing businesses and government officials to discuss cooperation on defense projects. China saw the summit as an encroachment on Chinese sovereignty, condemning defense cooperation between the US and Taiwan. Despite heavy threats, Beijing has not taken military action to resolve any issues regarding Taiwan. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • China Remains Low Key as 2nd Round of US-China Trade Talks Start (2018-05-17)
    (The Diplomat, By Charlotte Gao) A Chinese delegation to discuss trade arrived in Washington, DC on May 15. They will be holding trade talks with representatives of the Trump administration in an effort to resolve the disputes that have arisen over the last few months. Chinese state media, however, has kept quiet about the visit, in contrast to the rest of the world, which is paying close attention. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • Does China Have a ‘Blacklist’ of Taiwan ‘Separatists’? (2018-05-17)
    (The Diplomat, By J. Michael Cole) As normal for Chinese press conferences, the Taiwan Affairs Office neither confirmed nor denied the existence of a "blacklist" of Taiwan independence supporters held by the Chinese government. Even imagining the idea of such a list leads to troubling prospects. China has already been engaging in extraterritorial arrests, making the idea all the more threatening. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
  • Beijing’s Threats Against Taiwan Are Deadly Serious (2018-05-22)
    (Foreign Policy, By Derek Grossman) According to the Chinese nationalist tabloid Global Times, Beijing felt compelled to proceed with the exercises to “check ‘Taiwan independence’” and because “the US has been containing China on the Taiwan question.” And it’s been exactly Beijing’s perception or misperception of these two factors — the political status of Taiwan and how close Taipei and Washington have become — that have come to dominate cross-strait relations in recent months, substantially raising the risk of military conflict. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Is a ‘99.9% Done Deal,’ South Korea Says (2018-05-22)
    (New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun) Confronting growing doubts about whether a planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, would take place, a South Korean official said Monday that there was a “99.9 percent” chance of it happening. Speaking to reporters aboard South Korea’s Air Force One, Chung Eui-yong, a national security adviser to the country’s president, Moon Jae-in, played down recent reports that Mr. Trump had become nervous about meeting Mr. Kim in Singapore next month for a historic summit meeting. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Trump’s Charm and Threats May Not Be Working on China. Here’s Why. (2018-05-21)
    (New York Times, By Keith Bradsher) Chinese negotiators left Washington this weekend with a significant win: a willingness by the Trump administration to hold off for now on imposing tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese imports. China gave up little in return, spurning the administration’s nudges for a concrete commitment to buy more goods from the United States, and avoiding limits on its efforts to build new high-tech Chinese industries. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Itu Aba Journal: Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea (2018-05-20)
    (New York Times, By Steven Lee Myers) The same arbitration case that found Itu Aba to be a mere rock also rejected China’s claims in the Spratly Islands, but China simply declared the arbitration panel’s ruling moot. So did Taiwan, undercutting its own position that it seeks a peaceful resolution of the territorial disputes and a code of conduct that would govern activity in the waters. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs (2018-05-18)
    (New York Times, By Motoko Rich) On Friday, Japan notified the World Trade Organization that it was reserving the right to impose retaliatory tariffs against the United States in response to tariffs on steel and aluminum imports proposed by President Trump. Japan has not yet filed a formal complaint with the W.T.O., but is signaling that it could impose the retaliatory measures if it does not gain tariff exemptions that it has been seeking from Washington. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Why North Korea Is Angered by ‘Libya Model’ in Nuclear Talks (2018-05-16)
    (New York Times, By Megan Specia and David E. Sanger) North Korea’s fear of meeting the same fate as Libya — or maybe more specifically its leader meeting the same fate as Colonel Qaddafi — has appeared to factor into North Korea’s thinking about its own weapons program for years. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • China Turns to Japan as Surprise Source of Advice for Handling Donald Trump’s ‘Tough and Relentless’ Top Trade Negotiator (2018-05-22)
    (South China Morning Post, By Catherine Wong) As China figures out how to deal with Robert Lighthizer, US President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator, Beijing has turned to an unexpected rival for advice – Japan. A diplomatic source who has dealt with Lighthizer said Chinese officials and academics have reached out in recent months to foreign diplomats and former officials of American trading partners for wisdom on handling the US trade representative. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • China’s Navy and Coastguard Stage First Joint Patrols Near Disputed South China Sea Islands as ‘Warning to Vietnam’ (2018-05-22)
    (South China Morning Post, By Catherine Wong) China expelled at least 10 foreign fishing vessels in the first joint patrol staged by the Chinese navy and coastguard in the disputed waters of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media has reported. News of the patrol, reported by the official military media on Sunday, came after China landed long-range bombers for the first time last week on an unspecified island reef in the South China Sea. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • China Angers US after Landing Warplanes, Including H-6K Bomber, on South China Sea Reef (2018-05-19)
    (South China Morning Post, By Zhenhua Lu) A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force strategic bomber landed for the first time on an island reef in the South China Sea, something the US Department of Defence said “serves to raise tensions and destabilise the region”. A spokesman for the Pentagon, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, called the exercise an act of “China’s continued militarisation of disputed features in the South China Sea”. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Vatican, Beijing Deadlocked on Appointment of Bishops, Senior Taiwanese Clergyman Says (2018-05-18)
    (South China Morning Post, By Mimi Lau) The Vatican will not abandon its right to appoint bishops, despite Beijing’s objections, meaning the two sides remain deadlocked in their efforts to normalise relations, according to a senior member of the Catholic Church in Taiwan. Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan, who recently returned from an eight-day trip to Rome, said also that the Holy See would maintain ties with Taiwan no matter the outcome of its talks with Beijing. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • China Wants US Firms to Join Belt and Road Initiative Despite Washington’s Doubts over Project (2018-05-17)
    (South China Morning Post, By Teddy Ng and Sarah Zheng) China wants to invite more American firms to participate in its transcontinental Belt and Road Initiative as it seeks more support from US business leaders amid its ongoing trade dispute with Washington. The decision to invite both US and Chinese companies to discuss the infrastructure initiative in the States in November follows two days of dialogue between officials and companies from the two countries in Beijing earlier this week. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Chinese Views on the U.S. National Security and National Defense Strategies (2018-05-16)
    (Hoover Institution, By Michael D. Swaine) Although thus often propagandistic, Chinese sources also point out the inconsistent, contradictory, and hypocritical contents of the documents. And despite such criticisms, many Chinese sources express hope for future U.S.-China cooperation to avoid future conflict and address common global challenges. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Xi’s System, Xi’s Men: After the March 2018 National People’s Congress (2018-05-17)
    (Hoover Institution, By Barry Naughton) The technocrats are skilled and generally support market-oriented reforms. The reorganization is generally market-friendly, but its main purpose is to create a more disciplined and accountable administration to serve as an instrument for Xi Jinping. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Trump Casts Doubt on Planned Summit with North Korean Leader (2018-05-22)
    (Reuters, By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland) U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was a “substantial chance” his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not take place as planned on June 12 amid concerns that Kim is not committed to denuclearization. <Accessed 2018-05-22>
  • Merkel Visit a Chance to Press China to Open Up: EU's Katainen (2018-05-22)
    (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trip to China this week is a good opportunity to press the Chinese to deliver on promises of trade liberalization, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Trump Says Not Pleased with How Trade Talks Went with China (2018-05-22)
    (Reuters) President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was not pleased with recent trade talks between the United States and China, but kept the door open for further negotiations. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • U.S. Treasury Says Updates Trump on Chinese Investment Concerns (2018-05-21)
    (Reuters) U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has given President Donald Trump an update on Treasury’s efforts to address concerns about Chinese investments in the United States, a Treasury spokeswoman said on Monday. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Can America Meet the China Challenge in Southeast Asia? (2018-05-22)
    (East Asia Forum, By David Shambaugh) The United States is truly a multidimensional actor, while China remains primarily a single-dimensional power. Recognising this, the United States needs to capitalise on its strengths and develop a comprehensive plan to effectively compete with China in the region and undertake a major public diplomacy effort to educate Southeast Asians about what the United States has to offer. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • Trump’s Risky Gamble with North Korea (2018-05-22)
    (East Asia Forum, By Liubomir Topaloff) This is the very beginning, not the end, of a long road that may one day lead to peace with a nuclear-free North Korea. Quite realistically, however, it may not, and US President Donald Trump’s administration may have actually increased the risk of large-scale conflict in the region. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
  • China’s Just Another Great Power in Africa (2018-05-17)
    (East Asia Forum, By David H Shinn) China has become a major player but much of the commentary about its relationship with Africa is overwrought. While China’s tactics and perhaps even strategy are novel, it is just another major power pursuing its own interests — much as the United States, France and the United Kingdom are doing. <Accessed 2018-05-22> 
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        • Jake Sullivan on the Future of American Foreign Policy in Asia (2018-05-16)
          (The Diplomat, By Riddhima Yadav) Jake Sullivan, Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton, describes his vision for the future of American foreign policy as well as his views on the Trump administration's approach. <Accessed 2018-05-21> 
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