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The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei
'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'
2017/07/11 | Sam Roggeveen
Washington's Hand Weakens as North Korea Launches ICBM
'US Administrations including this one have long said a North Korean ICBM is unacceptable, but unless the US is prepared to go to war, and risk millions of Korean and Japanese lives in the process, accept it Washington must.'
2017/05/18 | Audrey Jiajia Li
A Few Home Truths Revealed in China's ‘House of Cards’
'With the clear aim of celebrating President Xi Jinping’s campaign to crack down on corrupt tigers and flies', the drama not only marked the end of a 13-year-long ban on the production and broadcast of corruption-themed TV shows, it was also granted unprecedented flexibility by the censors,' wrote Chinese independent filmmaker Audrey Jiajia Li.
2017/04/11 | FORTUNE
Trump Paints an Overly Rosy Picture Of His Meeting With China’s Xi Jinping
As long as economic nationalists and establishment pragmatists in the White House wage pitched battles over the China policy and Beijing and Washington continue to see each other as potential adversaries, Trump’s prediction that the 'lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away' will turn out to be wildly optimistic.