Washington Post, 1-28-2021:
Taiwan Is the Biggest Risk for a
◆ Reuters, FoxNews, 1-28-2021:
China warns Taiwan independence
Wall Street Journal, 1-21-2021
Biden Sends Important Foreign-Policy Signal With Taiwan Inauguration Invite
Policy, 1-22-2021 :
The U.S.-Taiwan relationship is likely to remain more low-key
12-28-2020: The loss of democratic Taiwan’s independence against its will would
be a geopolitical earthquake. The Pacific balance of power would shift
decisively in China’s favor
NY Times, 12-14-2020:
Pound for Pound, Taiwan at the center of the battle for global technological
supremacy is the most important place in the world, As the Cold War between
China and the United States intensifies, that importance will only continue
Reuters , 12-10-2020: Taiwan is
suffering a serious and worsening decay in the readiness and training of its
troops, particularly its army units...
Times, 11-24-2020: Biden Faces Pressure from Democrats and Republicans to Stand
Up to China by Embracing Taiwan, He will continue to support a peaceful
resolution of cross-strait issues ... won't use Taiwan to poke Xi Jinping in the
eye and make him look weak
Why commercial ties
between Taiwan and China are beginning to fray?
competition, and generational change.
As China and the U.S. vie for tech
dominance, Taiwan’s chip companies are feeling the heat. They are forced to heed
American tech policy, but many of their customers — and their customers’
customers — are in China. ◆ Hudson.org,
9-23-2020: Senator Marco Rubio :
Helping Taiwan to win an all-out conflict against China would not be a
way to reach that goal, “That’s not possible.”
Instead, Washington should assist Taipei “to have the capability to
raise the cost of military adventurism there to a level that China’s not willing
Interest , 9-12-2020:
would establish “a new bilateral economic dialogue” with Taipei to “explore the
full spectrum of our economic relationship—semiconductors, healthcare, energy,
and beyond, with technology at the core.” . ◆ Financial Times (UK),
8-28-2020: Taiwan has removed a hurdle to a bilateral trade deal with the US,
pledging to ease restrictions on American pork and beef imports as it aligns
itself more closely with Washington in the face of the growing military threat
from China. ◆
N.Y. Times, 8-17-2020: U.S.
Tries to Bolster Taiwan’s Status, Short of Recognizing Sovereignty. ◆
New York Times, 8-15-2020: Beijing
continues to take a tough stance on Taiwan, but is dialing down its belligerence
to avoid provocative moves that might give President Trump more opportunities to
8-14-2020: What Taiwan needs form the US is a strong stable marriage not a hot
passionate romance ... a long-term antagonistic relationship between the
US and China wasn't sustainable after November... Taiwan needs to think about
8-11-2020: Q: red
line for the U.S. in terms of us going in and defending Taiwan?
Pompeo: We thoroughly intend to uphold our obligations and commitments with
respect to the historical understandings between the United States and China on
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The People’s Daily,
Global Times, 10-15-2020: “Don’t say we didn’t warn you" (「勿謂言之不預」)...
Taiwan, Next TV, 壹新聞, 10-17-2020The
text : http://js.people.com.cn/BIG5/n2/2020/1015/c359574-34350271.html
People’s Daily, (CCP’s mouthpiece《人民日報》), carried a commentary... using
a phrase—“Don’t say we didn’t warn you (ps: Taiwan intelligence)” — that has
preceded Chinese military action against other countries in the past
... jingoistic editorials in China's state-run press — have raised
concerns in the West that Xi is readying China for a new war. The target
in this case would be Taiwan
After China's mouthpiece, People's Daily or XinHua editorial issued a
severe warning "Don’t say we didn’t warn you" in 1962、1967、1978，Chinese
PLA started military operations against Indian and Vietnamese troops
People's Daily in Nov. 2019 sent a warning "Don’t say we didn’t
warn you" to Hong Kongers, in the next year China cracked down HK, and
passed a national
security law on Hong
time the People’s Daily put its warning to Taiwan's intelligence in
"opinion/commentary" , instead of "editorial" column as before, and on
"7th edition" instead of 1st~4th edition as before, ... therefore,
it's serious but not as severe as before, probably a warning for coercion
or "gray zone" actions such as blockage or economic intervenes, or
pressuring Taiwan into giving up ... those sort of psychological
SCMP (HK), 10-20-2020:
strong language in a recent commentary in People's Daily invoking the
phrase “don’t say we didn’t warn you”, serves as a reminder, which was
targeting a big rise in the number of
Taiwanese intelligence agents active on
the mainland, but was
aimed at a much wider audience.
Post (7-22-2020) :
In 2019, Xi
(Chinese president) offered an ultimatum to Taiwan to come to the table for
unification talks or face annexation by force. Soon later
crossed the Taiwan Strait "median line" ( "the de facto cease-fire
first time ever since
1949, according to Newsweek 8-12-2020, and the PRC deliberately
ratcheted up tensions till now.
: Beijing's warplanes have
only crossed Taiwan
Strait "median line" ( "the de facto cease-fire line")intentionally three times since 1999 (ps: Newsweek, 8-12-2020:
since 1949) -- once in March 2019, in
February of this year, and again on Monday (Azar met with
aljazeera, 8-11-2020: Taiwan's top diplomat tells visiting US health secretary
that Chinese pressure is making 'life increasingly difficult' .
Politico, L.A. Time,
with Taiwan are largely a result of strong bipartisan support in Congress...
appear to show how the Trump administration is willing to defy Beijing’s threats
and promote an alternative to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism.
Foreign Policy 8-4-2020: CCP may be
increasingly tempted to act against Taiwan. Helping
to deter any such aggression doesn’t require nukes,
but it should nonetheless be an urgent national
security priority for Washington . CNBC, 8-5-2020:
Taiwan is in a ‘delicate’ situation with China as military drills intensify...
in the near-term, they do not have the capacity to really ‘retake’ Taiwan, ...
over the years ... not a scintilla of evidence of flexibility on these kinds of
core interest questions, and that’s what makes Taiwan so dangerous. CNN,
8-5-2020: Taiwan has emerged as one of the focal points of the escalating
tensions between Washington and Beijing.
The Australian 8-4-2020: Xi
has made it clear that taking back Taiwan would be the crowning achievement in
his vision to restore China’s place as a great power. we tend to
underestimate the importance the US puts on the defence of Taiwan.
8-1-2020: Taiwan could become the next flashpoint in the global tech war.
Daily Express (UK), 7-29-2020:
Harvard prof. Ezra Vogel: Unfortunately, there
is possibility of an armed confrontation. Nobody wants it, and everybody
would lose if a war erupts.
Institute 7-17-2020: Taiwan tiptoes in cross-strait relations. Washington Post,
7-22-2020: Inside China, the government has faced growing calls from hawkish military pundits and nationalist commentators to grasp the current strategic window to seize Taiwan...
in January 2019, Xi offered an ultimatum to Taiwan to come to the table for
unification talks or face annexation by force...Taiwan would be an extremely convenient sacrificial lamb.
TIME, 7-22-2020: President Xi Jinping pursues an increasingly assertive foreign policy, leading to speculation he may attempt a military confrontation in the region. NewsWeek,
7-21-2020: Once military
conflict breaks out - A slight plurality of 31 percent assigned
blame to Chinese President Xi Jinping, while 30 percent of respondents said they
believed both Xi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen were responsible and 24
percent blamed Tsai. VICE 7-24-2020:
a CCP congress in 2022 that will determine the renewal of his chairmanship
of the party — Taiwan could become a bargaining chip.
Morning Star (UK), 7-27-2020: If you think China’s claims in the South
China Sea are irrational, think again: the problem for Britain and the US is
that the wrong side won the Chinese civil war.
We always have a righteous cause to defend...
Post 7-7-2020: The Hong Kong security law could be China’s blueprint
to deal with the ‘Taiwan problem'...China has
arguably moved a step closer to preparing for war with the
New York Times,
7-2-2020: The possibility of a military conflict between China and Taiwan
remains remote, experts say, because the costs for Beijing would be
extraordinary, including significant casualties and damage to its international
standing. Yet the two sides are moving farther and farther apart, with little
appetite for compromise.
6-18-2020: A strategic miscalculation might involve Chinese leaders
choosing to blockade or attack Taiwan in the near term or midterm based on a
set of strongly held beliefs about the United States as a declining power
New York Times, 6-26-2020: When China views it is being challenged in these other sovereignty disputes
in this era, it will respond with a very tough line, ... the possibility of confrontation would increase as the U.S.
presidential campaign heated up.
York Times, 6-21-2020: It’s a quite deliberate Chinese strategy to try to
maximize what they perceive as being a moment of distraction and the reduced
capability of the United States to pressure neighbors...
Research , 6-10-2020:
In Taiwan and across the region, many support closer economic ties with both
U.S. and mainland China...
A. Times, 6-8-2020: China reins in nationalists clamoring for an invasion of Taiwan.
York Times, 6-6-2020:
Voters in Taiwan Oust a
Pro-China Mayor ... reflects a stunning reversal and a hardening of Taiwan’s
NewsWeek 6-5-2020: If
Washington does not act comprehensively and urgently, it could be Hong Kong
today and Taiwan next.
the 3 flashpoints
(Taiwan, HK, S. China Sea)
that could turn a US-China cold war hot ...
dangerously close to a tipping point where
small action would serve as a catalyst that
lets slip the dogs of war.
6-3-2020: South China Sea warning: All-out war fears erupt as Beijing rejects
Taiwan peace plan.
Times 6-3-2020 :
shrill rhetoric would make many believe that an assault on Taiwan could
be imminent... Taiwan remains
sanguine despite Beijing sabre-rattling.
The threat, China's vows to 'smash' any Taiwan
independence move as Trump weighs sanctions, raised the prospect of a regional
conflict that could draw in the United States......
the rapid deterioration in relations, already
at their worst in decades.
Economist: 5-29-2020 How far will China go?
China has launched rule by fear not just over Hong Kong, but also over the South
China Sea and Taiwan. Epoch
Times, 5-30-2020, S. Bannon: there are forces in Washington DC pushing the
United States to establish formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
the annual meeting of China’s parliament,
there was no mention of the word "peaceful" in front of
“reunification”, departing from the standard expression Chinese leaders have
used for at least four decades,
apparent policy shift that comes as ties with Taipei continue on a downward
New York Times, 5-12-2020, Pew Research Center :
(Taiwanese) 52% support closer economic ties with
China, only 36% favor closer political ties.
Washington Post, 5-21-20: As U.S.-China
rhetoric grows harsher, new risks emerge with Taiwan drawn into the mix.
the ruling Democratic
Progressive Party advocates Taiwan’s formal independence, something
Beijing says it will use force to prevent.
Foreign Policy 5-20-2020: Taiwan
would reject being ruled by China in the same way Hong Kong is now.
The Guardian, 5-20-2020: Beijing also responded swiftly to Tsai’s speech and
said China would never leave any room for “Taiwan independence separatist
Financial Times 5-19-2020 : Taiwan fears uptick in military threat from
China in wake of coronavirus epidemic.
were to interpret ...... coronavirus as a uniquely advantageous moment, a
Chinese military strike on Taiwan at this moment is unlikely. Guardian UK, 3-28-2020:
increases support for Taiwan internationally by a new law Taipei Act, China
threatens to strike back.
Le Monde (France),
4-30-2020: engrange peu à peu les dividendes géopolitiques de sa
performance dans la lutte contre le coronavirus. (Foreign Policy
: Beijing is
concerned Taiwan will benefit from the pandemic.)
1-9-2020: Slow income growth and aging society post challenge ahead,
Taiwanese income-per-person, income per capita, lowest of Four Tigers.
L.A. Times 1-10-2020 ~ 1-11-2020: Taiwan election...
a vote guided by anxiety about China ... Taiwan's president
sweeps to reelection, setting the stage for chilly
relations with China .
1-3-2020: Taiwan anti-infiltration act targets at curbing Chinese
influence but critics say it threatens the country's democracy.
12-3-2019: China Has
Lost Taiwan, and It Knows It
New York Times, 11-25-2019:
The US is the largest source of military equipment for Taiwan, Taiwan is the
largest beneficiary of "trade diversion" with $4.2 billion in additional
exports to the US (1st half yr. '19).
The Independent (UK),11-25-2019:
party denounced “The enemy of democracy is China. At present Taiwan's most
ambitious opponent, competitor, is also China”.
WSJ (Wall Street Journal)
9-20-2019: It’s clearly a big win for
China having the two largest allies of Taiwan in the Pacific drop so quickly...
New York Times
As Taiwan Loses Influence, China Gains
Ground in Race With U.S. ;
Washington Post 9-25-2019:
China’s growing dominance in
the South Pacific is a defeat for an America in retreat.
and tourism competitiveness report> of 2019 shows
Taiwan had the sub-region's largest decline in competitiveness,
ranks 10th in Asia, Taiwan's
prioritization of travel & tourism ranks world No.75;
L. A. Times, 8-1-2019:
The indefinite suspension
(Chinese individual tourists to TW)
is likely to
prove a major economic hit to Taiwan, as
well as a blow to cultural interplay.
New York Times
considers Taiwan's political status to be undetermined ... Taiwan Relations Act.
calls for Taiwan's status to be determined by peaceful means. Bloomberg
7-15-2019: the island provides a vital link in a chain of American security
partnerships in Western Pacific.
Washington Post, 3-28-2019: in Taiwan, it’s China that dominates every
discussion. Beijing’s malign influence is apparent everywhere, while the
United States is seen as largely absent. Bloomberg news 3-14-2018: Taiwan will suffer even more,
gets caught in the middle between a stronger China and a
CNN 6-17-2019: mass protests (in Hong Kong) emboldened
anti-China elements in Taiwan.
Daily Mail (UK)
blasts China for "reckless and provocative" incursion by 2 fighter jets
across a largely respected line dividing the 2 sides in the Taiwan Straits.
Japan Times, 4-1-2019:
China's move also comes less than a week after the U.S. sent ships through the
strait ( mission was unusual) — the third
time in as many months...those sailings have likely been interpreted by China as
implicit support for self-ruled Taiwan.
Reuters 2-25-2019: US Navy ships
... riling China.
ABC.net Australia: Chinese fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait after
Tsai urges Pacific pushback against Beijing.
New York Times 1-19-2019:
of Taiwan’s 23 million people are in favor of maintaining the island’s de
facto independence without taking any formal moves that might bring a
military response from China.
Le Monde France 1-2-2019:
président chinois « n’exclut pas » la force pour récupérer Taïwan.
BBC UK 1-2-2019: The US is by far
Taiwan's only ally...most other countries seem happy to accept the current
New York Times 11-28-2018:
Will Taiwan Be the First Domino to Fall to China?
Washington Post, 8-20-2018:
Taiwan's precarious role in the China-US spat (Trump adm.'s Taiwan policy is
unpredictable, situation is undeniably risky for Taiwan); CBS
If the United States had to
fight China in a war over Taiwan, Americans could face a decisive military
defeat. / National Defense Strategy
Annual Report to US Congress (
Military and Security Developments Involving the PRC ),
Much of Beijing’s defense budget is
focused on developing the capability to unify Taiwan by force;
5-18-2018: Xi JinPing has signaled that China will seek to reclaim its
historical properties by 2049.
New York Times at
Pentagon report, May 2017: China’s military modernization has “eroded or
negated many of Taiwan’s historical advantages (geography
and the US support) ” in deterring a potential attack.