Gerritt van der Wees passed around the info on the latest Taiwan Communique.

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We are pleased to let you know that the next issue of Taiwan Communique is off the press.

We focus on a number of important issues, such as the Taiwan-into-the-UN campaign, the sad story of Shih Ming-teh, the Irivine Sister City saga, the Senate High-level resolution, and more.

We also present a book review of Prof. Jerome Keating’s excellent new book, The Struggles of a Democracy.

Below you find the Table of Contents. The full issue can be found on our website www.taiwandc.org/twcom

Best regards,

Gerrit van der Wees
Editor, Taiwan Communiqué

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CONTENTS Taiwan Communiqué no. 110

September / October 2006

Taiwan into the United Nations

What’s in a name? ……………………………. 1

Pan-blues continue campaign against President

Half-truths, lies, hearsay, and innuendo ……….. 3

The sad story of Shih Ming-teh ………………… 4

China’s military threat

Chinese missile hits Israeli naval vessel ………. 7

Beyond the special arms budget by Mark Stokes …….. 8

The Irvine sister-city Story …………………….. 11

British Parliamentary Report on East Asian ties ……. 12

A Free Trade Agreement for Taiwan by Kin-ming Liu ….. 14

Commemorating the death of Prof. Wen-cheng Chen ……. 17

Report from Washington

Senate high-level contacts Resolution introduced .. 18

Douglas Paal’s misconceptions ………………… 19

Paal has forgotten China’s real motives………… 19

Book Review

The Struggles of a Democracy by Jerome Keating …… 21