Beijing and Taipei should not read too much into US President Joe Biden’s latest suggestion that the United States would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan against attack from Beijing, according to analysts. South China Morning Post
Day: May 24, 2022
Why are Biden’s comments so controversial?
In an unscripted remark, US President Joe Biden went against his own government’s official policy by vowing to defend Taiwan militarily if China ever attacks. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu explains why Biden’s comments were so controversial. Al Jazeera English
Foreign investors are fleeing China
Jing’an century, a housing development with ponds and lush greenery in north Shanghai, should have been bustling with activity as workers put the finishing touches on flats. Instead the area is silent. A two-month lockdown of the city of 25m people has forced the developer, a large group called Yanlord, to halt construction on the site. Homebuyers have been on edge for months as some of the country’s largest developers default on bonds and struggle to deliver homes to ordinary Chinese buyers. More from Economist
China’s $16 Trillion Cash Hoard Shows Deepening Household Gloom
For decades, the surest way for ordinary Chinese families to grow their wealth and guarantee future financial stability was to put most of their money into real estate, and the rest into the stock market. Bloomberg
US’s delicate balancing act on the dispute between China and Taiwan?
Soon after President Joe Biden said on Monday (May 23) that the United States would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan, the White House sought to clarify that he did not mean America’s policy towards the dispute had changed. More from TheIndianExpress
Is the US One China Policy different from the “One China” Beijing principle
The One China Policy of the United States is not the same as the “One China” principle of the PRC, according to a One China Policy Primer published by the Brookings Institution.
“The One China Policy contains more elements, such as the US interest in a peaceful process of cross-Strait dispute resolution, and its differing interpretation of Taiwan’s legal status as compared to Beijing’s interpretation,” it says. More from TheIndiaExpress
What is the one China policy?
What is the one China policy? To break it down, the U.S. acknowledges China’s position that there is only one legitimate Chinese government, based in Beijing, and that Taiwan is part of China. Strategically, however, the U.S. has never officially recognized China’s claim to the islands or commented on what would happen if Taiwan is attacked. Also under the policy, the U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan; however, the U.S. supplies them with military gear and keeps unofficial contacts there. NewsNation
US not bound by Beijing’s ‘one China’ principle
he US Department of State yesterday criticized Beijing over its misrepresentation of the US’ “one China” policy in the latest diplomatic salvo between the two countries over a bid by Taiwan to regain its observer status at the World Health Assembly, the decisionmaking body of the WHO.
“The PRC [People’s Republic of China] continues to publicly misrepresent U.S. policy,” Department of State spokesman Ned Price wrote on Twitter. Taipei Times
Ministry mulling need for hate crime legislation
The Ministry of Justice yesterday said that it is considering whether the nation should enact legislation to target hate crimes after a shooting targeting the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church last week killed one person and injured five. Taipei Times
China’s new-type armored recovery vehicle makes debut
With a new type of armored recovery vehicle demonstrating its capabilities in a recent exercise in the Karakoram Mountains, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command has received a powerful supportive tool that will greatly enhance its armored combat capability in plateau, experts said on Monday. Global Times