Taiwan News: US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said Friday. Adm. John Aquilino said China’s actions, including constructing islands in the disputed waters, are intended to project its military capacity. He told […]

Taipei Times: Ian Easton On Taiwan: Creating strategic knowledge

The US and China are already at war with each other ideologically, and economic and geopolitical tensions between the two are rising. Fortunately, this conflict has not spilled over into the military sphere, although there is a growing risk of that too. China’s aggressive rhetoric and actions are destabilizing its periphery. For America, the overarching […]

The National Interest: Prepare for a More Authoritarian China

An array of autocratic policies has accompanied the growth and perpetuation of Xi’s personal authority. The government’s Orwellian “social-credit” system is used to restrict the travel and other rights of actual or potential critics. Prominent liberal economists, who once enjoyed Beijing’s favor or at least toleration, are now targets of growing campaigns of harassment. Only […]