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  • Last Official Set to Leave HK TECO (2021-07-23)
    (Taipei Times, By Chen Yu-fu and Kayleigh Madjar) The last representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Hong Kong is set to leave before his visa expires next week, a source said on Tuesday. 
  • China Retaliates with Sanctions on Former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (2021-07-23)
    (The Guardian, By Vincent Ni) Barely 48 hours before the arrival in China of one of Biden’s most-trusted diplomats, Beijing has announced its decision to impose counter-sanctions on seven American citizens and entities, including former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, in retaliation against Washington’s earlier sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdowns. 
  • Chinese Prosecutor Charged in Alleged Plot to Intimidate Citizens to Return to China (2021-07-23)
    (Reuters, By Sarah N. Lynch) The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused a prosecutor employed by the Chinese government of traveling to the United States to direct a harassment campaign aimed at bullying Chinese residents to return home to face criminal charges. 
  • China’s Xi Visits Tibet Amid Rising Controls Over Religion (2021-07-23)
    (Associated Press) Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure. 
  • U.S. Senators Propose National Guard-Taiwan Partnership Program (2021-07-21)
    (CNA, By Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta) A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has introduced a resolution calling for the establishment of a partnership program between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwan's defense forces. 
  • 4 Journalists at Shut Hong Kong Paper Charged with Collusion (2021-07-21)
    (Associated Press, By Zen Soo) Hong Kong police charged two top editors and two editorial writers at Apple Daily with collusion weeks after the city’s largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to cease publication and its assets were frozen. 
  • ‘Taiwanese’ Office to Open in Lithuania (2021-07-21)
    (Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) Taiwan is to establish a “Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania,” the first office in Europe to be called Taiwanese, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday. 
  • No. 2 US Diplomat Sherman to Visit China as Tensions Soar (2021-07-21)
    (Associated Press, By Matthew Lee) Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend on a visit that comes as tensions between Washington and Beijing soar on multiple fronts, the State Department said Wednesday. 
  • Japan, US, South Korea Reaffirm Cooperation on North Korea (2021-07-21)
    (Associated Press, By Mari Yamaguchi) The United States, Japan and South Korea on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to work together on North Korea’s denuclearization and other regional threats but made no progress in bringing closer together the two U.S. allies. 
  • Asian Countries Stockpile Powerful New Missiles (2021-07-21)
    (Taipei Times/Reuters, By Josh Smith) Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the US, analysts say. 
  • Microsoft Exchange Hack Caused By China, US and Allies Say (2021-07-19)
    (Associated Press, By Eric Tucker) The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China on Monday for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and asserted that criminal hackers associated with the Chinese government have carried out ransomware and other illicit cyber operations. 
  • Philippine Coast Guard Challenges Chinese Warship in South China Sea (2021-07-19)
    (Radio Free Asia) The Philippine Coast Guard said Monday it had challenged a Chinese warship that entered the country’s territorial waters in the South China Sea last week but eventually sailed away. 
  • New AIT Deputy Chief Arrives in Taiwan (2021-07-19)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) The new deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Jeremy Cornforth arrived in the country on Monday, the AIT said in a statement the same day. 
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