CCP Mouthpiece: Mainland individual trips to Taiwan discontinued due to ties in limbo

Zhang Hua, an associate research fellow of the Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, told the Global Times that the travel policy suspension is clearly the result of current cross-Straits tensions. “The separatist forces in Taiwan have become more and more rampant. The recent military exercises by the People’s Liberation […]

Stratfor: Amphibious Warfare: The Key to China’s Overseas Military Ambitions

Highlights Amphibious warfare is a key element of China’s warfighting strategy, figuring prominently its military’s readiness for expeditionary warfare to safeguard Chinese interests in the South China Sea and the invasion of Taiwan. China’s new Type 075 amphibious ships mark a new chapter in the continued improvement of its military sealift capability.  Progress, however, remains uneven, with obstacles […]

Ketagalan Media: Taiwanese Cuisine Takes the World by Storm, Amid China Tension

BEIJING (Loiters) –  Taiwanese food is catching on among culinary enthusiasts the world over, raising tensions with Mainland China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province. In Mainland China, the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) blamed Taiwanese overseas for increasing tensions. “The feelings of 1.3 billion Chinese are hurt each time someone sells beef noodle and says […]

Quillette: When the Lion Wakes: The Global Threat of the Chinese Communist Party

Chinese citizens have been indoctrinated for decades with the idea that Party is country. The idea was introduced by paramount leader Deng Xiaoping soon after the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989. He realised that as long as the state and the people were seen as separate entities, then the door would remain open for recognition […]