DPP Candidate Tsai Ing-wen promises a No Provocations, No Surprises policy with China, but what will Beijing do? The annexation via economic integration proceeds apace, with the Ministry of Economic Affairs promising to
But then, we may be lucky that China already treats Taiwan as a satrapy of Beijing, so it doesn't mess with the territory. Today news came out that China has told Korea it wants the marine border rolled back 100 kilometers towards Korea...
During their discussions, the Chinese side proposed that the problem of overlapping exclusive economic zones in the Yellow Sea should be solved by the demarcation line being moved to the east, closer to the Korean coast, on the grounds that China is larger, has a bigger population and a longer coastline than South Korea.I can't imagine what Beijing is thinking, pushing South Korea to make common cause with Taiwan and Japan, especially when it enjoys excellent relations with South Korea.
Under Beijing's proposal, the Ieo sea mount - first charted by the British merchant vessel Socotra in 1900 and initially named Socotra Rock - would fall under Chinese control. The feature is 93 miles from the Korean coast and 178 miles from China.
Seoul's position is that the demarcation line should lie half-way between the two nations' coastlines, as is considered the international norm.
- Excellent article from Jon Sullivan in SCMP on the coming election.
- New Wiki article on the Bunun hunter arrested and threatened with prison term for illegal hunting.
- Six shortfalls in Taiwan businesses.
- Children in remote areas have lots of unsupervised time...
- Tsai reassures business leaders on energy issues...Tsai was criticized by the third parties and labor groups for meeting with business leaders.
- Peter Enav on the US, Taiwan, and the Muslim hysteria in the US at Thinking Taiwan.
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