Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 26

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 26

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

Taiwan, Vietnam in discussions over protecting investors

…Taiwan-Vietnam relations continue to change and develop, either toward friendship or separation. Either direction will increase the likelihood of conflict because both countries would be either closer or farther apart.

Japan to establish island military posts, report says

Indonesia Beefs Up Air Force in South China Sea

China, Japan exchange barbs over action by warplanes in East China Sea

A Very Remarkable Democracy

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Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 19

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 19

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

Amid tensions in S. China Sea, US hosts China army chief

Schriver urges US to stay out of 2016 Taiwan polls

…Sideways way of saying the US will allow the DPP to defeat the KMT in the next election.

FPG calculating losses from ‘anarchy’ at Vietnam unit

…Anti-China protests in Vietnam leads to unintended attacks on Taiwanese factories—Vietnamese can’t distinguish between Taiwanese and Chinese companies.

Ma embroiled in US tax scandal

…after decades, US calls in taxes against Ma, President of US ally Taiwan, “coincidentally” just after Ma rams trade agreement with China after secret talks with China

Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan

…of all times.

Philippines says China appears to be building airstrip on disputed reef

Pentagon Press Conference Turns Into Heated Debate Between Top Generals From US And China
China defiant as US warns over sea row

Vietnamese mobs burn foreign firms in riots against China

…Taiwan’s friend and trading partner, Vietnam, has protesters who are so angry at China that some mistake Taiwanese factories for Chinese factories and the protestors destroy the Taiwanese factories.  · · · →

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 12

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 12

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

Philippines, US begin war games after Obama pledge

The Mystery Shrouding China’s Communist Party Suicides

Two articles on which military is stronger…

Why Japan’s Smaller Military Could Hold Its Own Against China

Five Chinese Weapons of War America Should Fear

More war drums. This is old news, but it’s a topic on the web, which indicates a trend in reader interest

China tensions top ASEAN summit talks in Myanmar

Sunflower movement a ‘coup d’etat’: ex-premier

…disrespecting peaceful, pro-freedom demonstrators is common among the micro-dictatorships that orbit larger, regional wars. It also indicates the political parties, in this case, the KMT, that could be examined in conflict aftermath, if in fact the situation does lead to a regional conflict

US senators: China sea actions ‘deeply troubling’

China’s MaritimeDisputes

…CFR is talking about this, relating the situation to oil, and making a lot of noise about the US becoming involved

Asean leaders meet under China cloud

Photo of Chinese using water cannons against other ships

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Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 5

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 5

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

Trade protest has curbed cross-strait ties: US report

North Korea testing engines for ICBM, stokes nuclear fears

The road to a better democracy – article from DPP’s US Representative

Publishing and referencing articles that support international communication about Taiwan’s progress toward freedom and democratization

Taipei flirts with ‘authoritarianism lite’ amid political crisis

Signs of destabilization in regional lynchpin, Taiwan

Taiwan Demonstrations Continue: Western Media Forgets

As the Sunflower Movement stated upon leaving Taiwan‘s legislative chamber, they would return. The movement never had “tunnel vision”, but was focused on a long list of grievances. The secret “black box” trade negotiation between China and US Military ally Taiwan was only the one straw on the camel’s back.

In this recent round of government v peaceful assembly, the topic is the island’s controversial fourth nuclear power plant. Especially after Fukushima in 2011, the earthquake-plagued people of Taiwan want nothing to do with nuclear energy. So it seems, the government doesn’t care.

Nuclear power objections in Taiwan have been rising and were frequently address during the three weeks that the legislature was occupied. Much of the street art protested nuclear power. Shortly after the students left the chamber, Lin I-hsiung (林義雄) began an “indefinite” hunger strike over the nuclear issue. A crowd quickly surrounded him, attracting many of the peaceful demonstrators from the trade agreement protests.  · · · →