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Cross-Strait Relations
Taiwan Thanks Global Supporters, Blasts China Over WHO Remarks (2020-05-03)
(CNA, By Tang Pei-chun and Joseph Yeh) Taiwan's representative office in Geneva on Saturday expressed gratitude to countries that have voiced support for its participation in World Health Organization (WHO) events, following a statement by China reiterating its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of its territory. <Accessed 2020-04-04>

China Should Not Squash Taiwan's Aspirations to Play Global Role: KMT (2020-05-03)
(CNA, By Liu Kuan-ting and Kay Liu) Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has called for policymakers in Beijing not to ignore the aspirations of Taiwanese people to participate in the international community because of political disagreements. <Accessed 2020-04-04>

‘Too Costly’: Chinese Military Strategist Warns Now is Not the Time to Take Back Taiwan by Force (2020-05-04)
(South China Morning Post, By Minnie Chan) Chinese military strategist Qiao Liang has cautioned against attempting to reunify Taiwan by force during the "short tactical window" created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, the retired air force major general says China should focus on realizing its goal of "national rejuvenation". <Accessed 2020-05-09>

Government on Guard Against Cyberattacks (2020-05-08)
(Taipei Times, By Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung) The government is stepping up measures against Chinese cyberattacks across eight core industries, data archives and medical facility Web sites, ahead of the May 20 presidential inauguration, the Executive Yuan said yesterday. <Accessed 2020-05-10> 

Chinese Military Y-8 Transporter Expelled from Taiwan's ADIZ (2020-05-08)
(CNA, By Chen Chun-yu and Elizabeth Hsu) A Chinese military Y-8 transport aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) while flying over waters southwest of the country Friday, shortly before being chased away by Taiwanese fighter jets, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

China Says Taiwan's Bid to Attend Key WHO Meeting will Fail (2020-05-08)
(Reuters, By Yew Lun Tian, Stephanie Nebehay, Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom) Taiwan will fail in its bid to join a key meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) amid efforts to rein in the novel coronavirus as its efforts are based on politics, not health concerns, China said on Friday. <Accessed 2020-05-10> 

U.S.-Taiwan Relations
Virus Outbreak: Local Virus Lessons Passed to America (2020-05-06)
(Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) Taiwan Adventist Hospital yesterday led a team to share Taiwan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 100 US and Canadian delegates in a videoconference, which reportedly involved medical delegates from the US military. <Accessed 2020-05-06> 

Pompeo Tells Tedros to Allow Taiwan to Join WHA (2020-05-07)
(Taiwan News, By Keoni Everington) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (May 6) called for "all nations" to back Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and called on the organization's leader to take executive action to permit Taiwan to attend the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA). <Accessed 2020-05-10>

U.S. Lawmakers Urge World Leaders to Back Taiwan's Participation in WHO (2020-05-09)
(CNA, By Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta) Leaders of the United States congressional foreign affairs committees sent a letter to 55 countries Thursday, urging them to support Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO). <Accessed 2020-05-10>

US Congress Members Urge Closer Ties (2020-05-09)
(Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) More than 20 members of the US Congress on Monday in a joint letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for “updated guidelines for relations with Taiwan” to end restrictions that impede Taiwan-US relations. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Vice Premier Shares 'Taiwan Model' with Senior U.S. Health Official (2020-05-09)
(CNA, By Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta) The "Taiwan model" for fighting COVID-19 can be successfully adopted by democracies around the world, Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) told United States Deputy Health Secretary Eric Hargan on Friday. <Accessed 2020-05-10>
Taiwan's Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations
Taiwan's Domestic Politics

Taiwan's Annual War Game to Test Reservist Mobilization (2020-05-04)
(CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) The 2020 edition of Taiwan's annual war games, the Han Kuang exercises (漢光演習), will test its ability to mobilize reserve forces at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the militaries of many countries, Taiwan's defense chief said Monday. <Accessed 2020-05-04> 

Han Defends Self Against Recall Vote on June 6 (2020-05-06)
(Taipei Times/CNA) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday defended himself against a recall vote that is scheduled to take place next month. <Accessed 2020-05-06> 

Cyberattacks Might be Test for Tsai’s Inauguration Day (2020-05-06)
(Taipei Times, By Jason Pan) A spate of cyberattacks originating from China could be preparations for an attempt to paralyze Taiwan’s key computer systems and public infrastructure to disrupt the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and vice president-elect William Lai (賴清德) on May 20, Ministry of National Defense officials and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) said yesterday. <Accessed 2020-05-06>

Han's Appeal to Halt Kaohsiung Mayoral Recall Rejected (2020-05-07)
(CNA, By Liu Shih-yi and Evelyn Kao) The Taiwan Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to halt a planned recall vote against him. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Tsai Asks Su to Remain Premier for Second Presidential Term (2020-05-08)
(CNA, By Flor Wang and Wen Kuei-hsiang) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Friday that incumbent Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to lead the Cabinet after the inaugural ceremony for her second term on May 20. <Accessed 2020-05-10> 

Taiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President (2020-05-09)
(New York Times, By Javier C. Hernández and Chris Horton) Chen Chien-jen has embraced a rare dual role, using his political authority as vice president to criticize China’s response to the virus even as he hunkers down to analyze trends in transmission. <Accessed 2020-05-11>


Taiwan's Foreign Relations

Taiwan Sent Letter to WHO, Has Yet to Receive Reply: Health Ministry (2020-05-03)
(CNA, By Chang Ming-hsuan and Chiang Yi-ching) Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) recently sent a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) asking to participate in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), but has yet to receive a reply, an MOHW official said Sunday. <Accessed 2020-04-04>

Poland Office Highlights Friendship with Taiwan on Constitution Day (2020-05-03)
(CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) The Polish Office in Taipei, Poland's official representative in Taiwan, highlighted the central European nation's relationship with Taiwan as it marks its Constitution Day on Sunday. <Accessed 2020-04-04>

Virus Outbreak: Nation Thanks WHA Supporters (2020-05-04)
(Taipei Times/CNA) Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva on Saturday said that it was grateful to countries that have shown support for the nation’s participation in WHO events, following a statement by China reiterating its long-held opposition to Taiwan’s involvement in international organizations without its consent. <Accessed 2020-05-04>

Oslo Court Rules Against Taiwanese in Nationality Suit (2020-05-04)
(Taipei Times/CNA) A group of Taiwanese living in Norway lost a lawsuit filed last year against the Norwegian government, accusing it of improperly changing their nationality from “Taiwanese” to “Chinese” on their residency permits. <Accessed 2020-05-04>

Taiwan's Intelligence Head Grilled Over Kim Jong-un Health Remark (2020-05-04)
(CNA, By Matt Yu and Evelyn Kao) Taiwan's intelligence chief has defended his widely cited assessment last Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was sick a day before the dictator made an appearance at a May Day celebration. <Accessed 2020-05-04>

Taiwan Takes Part in PACAF Teleconference on COVID-19 Response (2020-05-04)
(CNA, By Chen Yi-wei, Matt Yu and Ko Lin) Taiwan was among 19 countries that participated in a video conference on the response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which was held last week by the United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). <Accessed 2020-05-04> 

Taiwan Rebuffs WHO, Says China Has No Right to Represent It (2020-05-05)
(Reuters, By Ben Blanchard) Only Taiwan’s democratically-elected government can represent its people on the world stage, not China, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to “cast off” China’s control during the coronavirus pandemic. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Two WHO Members Propose to Discuss Taiwan WHA Participation: WHO (2020-05-05)
(CNA, By Tang Pei-chun and Joseph Yeh) Two World Health Organization (WHO) members have proposed to discuss Taiwan's participation in this year's World Health Assembly (WHA), a WHO officer said Monday, though he did not specify which two members they were. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Virus Outbreak: Taiwan to Give 7.07m More Masks to Allies and Others (2020-05-06)
(Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) Taiwan is to donate 7.07 million masks for medical personnel in the nation’s diplomatic allies, the US, Europe, New Southbound Policy countries, as well as nations in Africa and the Middle East, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday. <Accessed 2020-05-06> 

Five Diplomatic Allies Prod WHO to Review Taiwan's Status (2020-05-06)
(CNA, By Tang Pei-chun, Tai Ya-chen and Chiang Yi-ching) Five of Taiwan's diplomatic allies have put forth a proposal for the issue of Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) to be put on the agenda for discussion by its decision-making body later this month. <Accessed 2020-05-06> 

New Zealand Says It Backs Taiwan's Role in WHO due to Success with Coronavirus (2020-05-07)
(Reuters, By Praveen Menon and Renju Jose) New Zealand on Friday weighed in on the debate around whether Taiwan should be allowed to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying the country has a lot to offer given its success in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Paraguayan Opposition Call to Dump Taiwan Opposed by Public: MOFA (2020-05-08)
(CNA, By Emerson Lim) Calls by some "left-leaning" legislators in Paraguay, Taiwan's only diplomatic ally in South America, to shift formal ties to Beijing are opposed by public opinion in the country, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday, reiterating the long-standing friendship between the two countries. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Taiwan's Exclusion from WHA 'Inhumane': Saint Vincent (2020-05-08)
(CNA, By Chen Yun-yu and Matthew Mazzetta) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, has said it is "inhumane" for Taiwan to be excluded from the World Health Assembly (WHA) and called for Taiwan to be allowed to participate in the body's upcoming online session May 18-19. <Accessed 2020-05-10>
U.S.-China Relations
Can the U.S. Sue China for Covid-19 Damages? Not Really. (2020-04-29)
(Washington Post, By Jessica Chen Weiss) I reached out to several experts on whether these legal efforts are likely to bear fruit, what risks they run and how China is likely to respond. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

A Modern Tragedy? COVID-19 and US-China Relations (2020-05-01)
(Brookings, By Thomas J. Christensen) This policy brief invokes the standards of ancient Greek drama to analyze the COVID-19 pandemic as a potential tragedy in U.S.-China relations and a potential tragedy for the world. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Pompeo Ties Coronavirus to China Lab, Despite Spy Agencies’ Uncertainty
 (2020-05-03)
(New York Times, By David E. Sanger) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed President Trump’s assertion that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, though intelligence agencies say they have reached no conclusion on the issue. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Clouded Thinking in Washington and Beijing on COVID-19 Crisis (2020-05-04)
(Brookings, By Ryan Hass) Instead of standing back and allowing China to advertise its unattractive insecurities over its role in the initial spread of the virus, though, the Trump administration has adopted an “eye for an eye” response. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Pompeo Emerges as Point Man in War of Words With China
 (2020-05-05)
(Foreign Policy, By Robbie Gramer) His critics say he’s too busy attacking China to coordinate a global response to the pandemic. His supporters say he’s holding Beijing to account. <Accessed 2020-05-05>

Global Firms Push US to Research 5G Tech that Would Minimise Chinese Influence and Allow Multiple Vendors (2020-05-06)
(South China Morning Post, By Jodi Xu Klein) Global technology firms including Google, Samsung, Cisco and Vodafone have joined forces to urge US lawmakers to fund next-generation tech development using open radio access. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Special Report: U.S. Rearms to Nullify China's Missile Supremacy (2020-05-06)
(Reuters, By David Lague) As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic, a longer-term struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point, as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China. <Accessed 2020-05-06> 

China, U.S. Hold Trade Talks on Implementation of Signed Phase One Deal (2020-05-07)
(Reuters, By Kanishka Singh) Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held a phone call late on Thursday in which they spoke about U.S.-China trade, the U.S. government said in a statement. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Making China Pay Would Cost Americans Dearly (2020-05-08)
(Foreign Policy, By Doug Bandow) There are smart ways to face Beijing’s challenges, but a reckless and politicized response isn’t among them. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

China Will Be Front and Center During the 2020 Election (2020-05-08)
(Foreign Policy, By Daniel B. Baer) Whether it’s about trade or the coronavirus, it’s possible to be tough on China without being racist or reckless. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

U.S. Naval Standoff With China Fails to Reassure Regional Allies (2020-05-08)
(Foreign Policy, By Euan Graham) The tense encounter around a Malaysian drillship drew in five navies. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

As If Things Aren’t Bad Enough, Trump Mulls Fresh Trade War With China (2020-05-08)
(Foreign Policy, By Keith Johnson) U.S. considers restoring tariffs as Trump makes reprisals against Beijing the center of his 2020 reelection bid. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

U.S. Keen for Military Presence in Region Despite COVID-19: Expert
 (2020-05-08)
(CNA, By Chou Hui-ying and Ko Lin) The United States is keen to demonstrate to China that, despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it is still capable of maintaining a strong military presence in key strategic regions of the Asia-Pacific, according to a Chinese military expert. <Accessed 2020-05-10> 

Key U.S. Allies Skeptical of Trump’s Coronavirus Lab Leak Claims (2020-05-08)
(Foreign Policy, By Justin Ling) Five Eyes members and intelligence analysts push back against attempts to pin the virus on Chinese biosafety mistakes. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

What Are America’s Interests in Hong Kong? (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Jin Kai) The hardnosed new U.S. approach to Hong Kong may actually end up undermining U.S. interests in the region. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

Trump’s Anti-China Rhetoric Aimed at Boosting US Leverage (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Deb Riechmann and Zeke Miller) The Trump administration’s efforts to condemn China for covering up the spread of the pandemic have intensified. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

Trump Says He’s ‘Torn’ on China Deal as Advisers Signal Harmony on Trade (2020-05-08)
(New York Times, By Ana Swanson and Keith Bradsher) The president’s comments, coming just hours after advisers said the agreement was on track, indicate an increasingly unstable relationship. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

US Objects to UN Resolution on Virus in Dispute with China (2020-05-09)
(Associated Press, By Edith M. Lederer) The United States on Friday objected to a proposed U.N. resolution on the coronavirus pandemic after diplomats said it had agreed to compromise language with China that didn’t directly mention the World Health Organization, an issue of growing dispute between the world’s two major economic powers. <Accessed 2020-05-10>

Trump Administration Tightens Visas for Chinese Reporters (2020-05-09)
(Associated Press, By Colleen Long) The Trump administration is tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China, as tensions flare between the two nations over the coronavirus.  <Accessed 2020-05-10>
China's Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations
Mainland China

China’s Coronavirus Vaccine Drive Empowers a Troubled Industry (2020-05-04)
(New York Times, By Sui-Lee Wee) By some measures, it is winning the race, with four companies already testing their vaccine candidates on humans. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Is China’s Stealth Bomber Due to Make an Appearance Soon?
 (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Robert Farley) The Xian H-20 has people talking again. Will it show up in November this year? <Accessed 2020-05-08>

‘No Remedy, No Rights’: China Blocks Foreigners from Leaving (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Erika Kinetz) Children, a pregnant woman, and a pastor — all with foreign passports — have been banned from leaving China in recent years. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

Coronavirus Spares China’s Armed Forces but Disrupts PLA Modernisation Plans (2020-05-09)
(South China Morning Post, By Kristin Huang) China’s military may have been spared any coronavirus infections, but the global health crisis has slowed the progress of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plan to transform the People’s Liberation Army into a modern fighting force capable of long-range power-projecting operations, experts say. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Hong Kong and Macau

As COVID-19 Loses Steam, Hong Kong Protests Heat Up (2020-05-05)
(The Diplomat, By Zen Soo) Dwindling case counts, coupled with Beijing’s latest moves to consolidate control over the city, have protesters braving in-person demonstrations yet again. <Accessed 2020-05-05>

China’s Strategy for Hollowing out Hong Kong (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Simon Shen) Beijing’s fixation on national security legislation is an alarming signal for Hong Kong’s future. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

China's Foreign Relations

Global Backlash Builds Against China Over Coronavirus (2020-05-03)
(New York Times, By Steven Erlanger) As calls for inquiries and reparations spread, Beijing has responded aggressively, mixing threats with aid and adding to a growing mistrust of China. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

European Union Backs International Inquiry into Origins of Coronavirus Outbreak (2020-05-05)
(South China Morning Post, By Stuart Lau) The European Union has called for a worldwide investigation into the origins and spread of Covid-19 in a move its foreign policy chief described as “standing aside from the battlefield between China and the US”. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Will COVID-19 Be a Blessing in Disguise for the Belt and Road?
 (2020-05-05)
(The Diplomat, By Xianbai Ji) The hiatus afforded by COVID-19 provides an opportunity for China to contemplate ways to bring about an improved BRI 2.0. <Accessed 2020-05-05>

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Chan Kung and Yu (Tony) Pan) In taking on geopolitical overtones, the BRI has become alienated from its original economic purpose. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

China Steps up the Long March to 5G (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By John Lee) As the U.S. increases pressure on technology exports, China’s race for self-sufficiency becomes more urgent. <Accessed 2020-05-08>
Territorial Disputes, the Korean Peninsula, and Other Regional Issues
Territorial Disputes

Reviewing Vietnam’s ‘Struggle’ Options in the South China Sea (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Derek Grossman) What are Hanoi’s options to push back on Beijing? <Accessed 2020-05-08>

Beijing’s South China Sea Fishing Ban Threatens to Raise Tensions with Rival Claimants (2020-05-08)
(South China Morning Post, By Laura Zhou) Tensions are expected to rise in the South China Sea after Beijing’s annual summer ban on fishing in the disputed waters drew protests from rival claimants. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Japan Wards Off Chinese Coastguard Vessels Caught Chasing Fishing Boat in East China Sea (2020-05-09)
(South China Morning Post, By Laura Zhou) Japan said it deployed patrols and issued warnings to a group of Chinese coastguard vessels spotted pursuing a Japanese fishing boat in the hotly contested waters of the East China Sea on Friday. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

The Korean Peninsula

Seven Questions to Ask About What Happens in North Korea If Kim Jong-Un Dies (2020-04-29)
(National Interest, By Stephan Haggard and Daniel A. Pinkston) But the Politburo and its members are likely to be the organizational focal point for any transition. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

South Korea: Kim Jong Un Did Not Have Surgery Amid Lingering Rumors
 (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Hyung-jin Kim) The North Korean leader did not undergo a surgery, according to South Korean authorities. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

Kim Jong Un Is Back, But North Korea Should Still Prepare for Leadership Transition (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Cu Lei) Kim’s reappearance ends the current round of rumors, but health concerns will linger. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

Can Japan and South Korea Cooperate against COVID-19? (2020-05-09)
(East Asia Forum, By Kazuhiko Togo) But South Korean success and Japanese failure in dealing with COVID-19 might open a tiny window of opportunity to renew cooperation and establish a more trustworthy relationship between the two countries. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

China Offers to Help North Korea Fight Coronavirus as Kim Jong-un Returns to Public View (2020-05-09)
(South China Morning Post, By Teddy Ng) China has told North Korea it is willing to help contain the spread of Covid-19 in a note from President Xi Jinping to his counterpart Kim Jong-un. <Accessed 2020-05-11>

Other Regional Issues

Concert of Indo-Pacific: An Option for Peace and Order in the East Asian Seas (2020-05-08)
(The Diplomat, By Thuc D. Pham) Suggestions for lasting peace in the South China Sea and beyond need to incorporate small and medium states as well. <Accessed 2020-05-08>

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