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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Taiwan
A delegation of high-level Taiwanese diplomats said Thursday that many of their own people oppose a major trade deal with mainland China, and also made a rare public acknowledgment of rising domestic resistance to U.S. pressure to expand a radar system for detecting long-range missile threats from Beijing.
Away from the Chinese military's expanding capabilities in cyberspace and electronic warfare, Beijing is growing the size and reach of its naval fleet, advancing its air force and testing a host of new missiles, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Taiwan suffered collateral damage in Vietnam's anti-China riots on May 13, when 107 Taiwanese companies were vandalized and 10 factories were shut down.
Former All-Star pitcher Freddy Garcia has joined Taiwan's EDA Rhinos and is set to become the highest-paid player in the local league's history.
The recent controversy in Taiwan caused by student protests over the country's economic future appears to have subsided.
Gov. Matt Mead has met with Taiwanese officials in Cheyenne and says he looks forward to building greater trade and cooperation with the island nation that has a powerful hunger for Wyoming coal.
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.