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Kitty Hawkin’ France

Last year China offered us L’Affaire Kitty Hawk (my long blogpost). Readers may recall that China had denied the US carrier Kitty Hawk entry into Hong Kong port for a normal Thanksgiving visit, an event followed by truculent explanations, but which in the end appeared to be a communciations eff-up. About the same time it [...]

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China Opposes UN Referendum…as Earth still orbits sun

Reuters reported that China was once again kvetching about the UN referendum, a harmless piece of electioneering that can have no concrete effect, since China possess a veto in the UN and can block Taiwan’s entry whenever it pleases.
China has again prodded the United States to oppose a controversial referendum on U.N. membership by Taiwan [...]

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Taiwan’s Military Advances

With the media raising the spectre of confrontation across the Taiwan Strait, there’s been quite a flow of news about Taiwan’s military in recent days.
Yesterday the US Taiwan Business Council criticized Washington for delaying on the sale of 66 F-16 fighters the island desperately needs:
A U.S. business group accused the Bush administration Friday of jeopardizing [...]

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