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Japan Focus on Indonesia, China, Japan, and LNG markets

Japan Focus has a couple of good articles this week. For WWII buffs, Herbert Bix has a great article on Hirohito’s role in WWII. But of interest for Taiwan is an article on natural gas exports from Indonesia to Japan and China. The article focuses on Japan’s complex relations with Indonesia in acquiring resources and [...]

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Taiwan to make massive wind power investments

Great news for the environment…Taiwan plans to spend $3 billion on wind power installation over the next few years.
Offshore turbine capacity may total 360 megawatts by 2010, according to a report from the bureau, distributed at an industry conference yesterday. That may eventually rise to 1,200 megawatts, Wang said, without giving a time frame.
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Venezuela and Taiwan Trouble

The international media has been reporting on the emerging trouble between Taiwan and Venezuela over oil and China ties. For example:

Taiwan’s CPC has a 7 per cent stake each in two sites, Paria East Block and Paria West Block, which are vital to Taiwan’s energy needs.
CPC won the right to explore Paria East Block [...]

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