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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Taiwan
Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday.
Thirty-five years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act obligating the U.S. to give the island the means to defend itself against an attack by China, ties today between Washington and Taipei are at an all-time high.
The "Taiwan struggles in China's grip" commentary by John J. Tkacik (Web, April 1) mischaracterizes the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) currently waiting to be reviewed article by article in the Legislative Yuan.
Columnist John J. Tkacik is absolutely correct when he writes that "most Taiwanese see the [proposed trade-in-services pact with the People's Republic of China] as a strategic move on the way to Taiwan's political union with its biggest economic counterpart" ("Taiwan struggles in China's trade grip," Web, April 1).
One of the most peculiar exercises of democracy in history has been unfolding over the past two weeks in Taiwan — a country known for its quirky politics.
President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan is resolving regional disputes peacefully by exercising restraint.
Guatemala's ex-president pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday, saying he accepted $2.5 million in bribes to continue to recognize Taiwan diplomatically when he took his government's top position more than a decade ago.
In his administration's much-vaunted and ongoing "pivot" toward Asia, President Obama should enter into a bilateral investment agreement with Taiwan and support Taiwanese membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the earliest dates possible.
President Obama will encounter a host of security tensions when he makes an East Asian tour in late April. The trip is the first time the president is visiting the region since China and Japan clashed over an air-defense zone established by Beijing.
When Yani Tseng found out the Swinging Skirts Golf Team from her native Taiwan planned to host an LPGA event on U.S. soil, she had her initial doubts.
Hawaiian Airlines is suspending its nonstop service to Taiwan, saying the increase in demand it anticipated after a change to U.S. visa rules hasn't materialized.
Taiwan or, more correctly, the Republic of China on Taiwan, is a sort of Asian Israel.
China's recent military exercises revealed that it is preparing for a short war with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea, a Navy intelligence official recently warned.
This week's visit to China by a minister-level Taiwanese official — the first in the 65 years since the communists took over the mainland — has evoked a media frenzy focused on the itinerary and protocols.
China and Taiwan representatives met Tuesday for landmark, previously “unimaginable” discussions aimed, most likely, at opening more doors to trade.