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Pinning Down that Elusive Status Quo

US Ambassador Harvey Feldman, who led the drafting of the Taiwan Relations Act, weighed in at the Heritage Foundation last month with a review of what the Status Quo is.
At the most obvious level, the status quo is an entity called China on one side of the Taiwan Strait and an entity called Taiwan on [...]

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Costa Rica Says Hasta La Vista, Baby.

International news was made again as Costa Rica switched recognition from Taiwan to China. Reports filled the world media:
Taiwans News.Net
A joint communique, signed on June 1 by Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his Costa Rican counterpart Bruno Stagno Ugarte, says the two governments, ‘in accordance with the interests and aspirations of the peoples of [...]

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Asia Times on the Outdated Status Quo

“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. to the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so [...]

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Loch Ness and the Taiwan Strait

Loch Ness and the Taiwan Strait have something in common. They are both home to elusive, difficult to see or photograph creatures that excite all who come into contact with them, and exasperate the duly constituted authorities, even though they agree that their continued existence is good for the locals…..
John Tkacik published an excellent piece [...]

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Beijing Correspondent Actually on top of things

I often complain about Beijing correspondents and their utter lack of understanding of Taiwan, but Rowan Callick at The Australian offers an article that is a rare exception to that rule.
The indictment of Taiwan’s charismatic opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou for embezzling $420,000 has thrown into further turmoil an already turbulent political scene there.
The wife of [...]

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