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.  · · · →

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, April 28

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, April 28

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…

Taiwanese protest leader visits AC; urges vigilance to protect democracy

Wei Yang

US-Japan treaty applies to islands: Obama

KMT legislator Lin calls Japanese stupid, rigid

…Pro-China Taiwan controlling faction, KMT, insults US ally over Nuke Plant issue, Fukushima

Protests back anti-nuclear hunger strike

This is becoming a big issue in Taiwan, and now and is being used to fuel regional tension by Taiwan’s KMT ruling faction.

China seizes Japanese ship for “failure to return ship leased before World War II”

…this has many precedent ramifications that are far-reaching, including that China may owe the world over 1 trillion $US.

China’s secret? It owes Americans nearly $1 trillion

Japanese MP who was angry that Michelle didn’t join president on Tokyo trip makes extraordinary claim that Obama CHEATS and their looming divorce is ‘an open secret’

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, April 21

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, April 21

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…

TAO rejects renegotiating pact

…apparently the Chinese think that negotiating an agreement is no different from the necessary step of Congress ratifying the agreement. An easy oversight if your legislature is only a façade.

Japan to arm remote island, risking China tensions

Obama to boost US’ ‘rebalance’ to Asia with diplomacy tour

To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy

The ‘United Front’ Unveiled: Through The Looking Glass on Cross-Strait Relations

Taiwan’s and China’s ruling political parties are becoming as indistinguishable as Orwell’s “Animal Farm” pigs.