Ma Ying Jieu has won what has been a tough and closely watched election in Taiwan. Emphasizing close relations with the mainland, Ma celebrated the victory as a victory for the people of Taiwan. The DPP, with charismatic (and "native Taiwanese") Tsai, gave stoic (and "外省人") Ma a much bigger challenge this time (characterization by my deep-green family-in-laws), losing to Ma … [Read more...] about Ma Ying Jiu Wins Taiwan Election
Below is an Op-Ed from Fudan University professor and its Director of Center for American Studies, Shen Dingli, titled, "A blow to Sino-US ties." It appeared in China Daily today. Over the last few days, I have noticed Chinese media taking a strong stance against the U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan, albeit this round being upgrades for F-16's. The Chinese see the U.S. once … [Read more...] about Fudan University Professor and Director of Center for American Studies, Shen Dingli: “A blow to Sino-US ties”
The last time the U.S. sold weapons to Taiwan ($6.4 billion worth in January 2010) led to China suspending military-to-military contacts with the U.S.. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who also chairs Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, has subsequently said in public the weapons sale was a mistake. In the news again, looks like Obama is approving the sales of upgrades to … [Read more...] about Taiwan weapons sales, citizens best buzz off
In Oct 2008, while visiting a Confucius temple in Taiwan, Vice Chairman Zhang Mingqing (张铭清) of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait was shoved around and pushed down. However, I would like to point out that he is also the Dean of the school of journalism of the University of Xiamen and is on a scholarly visit with no official function. After he managed to … [Read more...] about Attacked in Taiwan?
Most people probably don't know him but I believe he is one of the most influential people from Taiwan. Here is a World Policy Institute interview of Justin Yifu Lin, the current Senior Vice President of World Bank. He was appointed on 2008. On another note Zhu Min was appointed deputy managing director at IMF. … [Read more...] about Ever heard of Justin Yifu Lin?