Potential implications for Taiwan of new assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs

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Trump administration confirms Taiwan arms-sale plan

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State Department confirms plan for the sale which will be the first since the $1.83bn sale under Obama in December 2015.

The US is legally obligated to sell weapons to Taiwan for its self-defence [Reuters]

The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42bn in arms, the first such sale under the administration of President Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea.

The sale, which requires congressional approval, would be the first to Taiwan under Trump and the first since a $1.83bn sale that former President Barack Obama announced in December 2015, to China’s dismay. Continue reading “Trump administration confirms Taiwan arms-sale plan”

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

 Japan Times

AFP-JIJI Mar 20, 2017

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island.

“China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing. Continue reading “China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan”

China urges US not to allow Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration

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Top Trump adviser Bolton backs U.S. forces in Taiwan, says move could lessen Okinawa burden

Japan Times

by Staff Writer

Jan 18, 2017

Amid increasingly tense Sino-U.S. ties, John Bolton, a former American ambassador to the U.N. and a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has called for a closer U.S. military relationship with Taiwan to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing.

In a commentary published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal likely to stoke anger in China, Bolton said Washington “could enhance its East Asia military posture by increasing U.S. military sales to Taiwan and by again stationing military personnel and assets there.”

In the commentary, Bolton also noted that the stationing of U.S. military personnel in Taiwan could help alleviate other problems in East Asia, including in Okinawa Prefecture, which hosts the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan. Continue reading “Top Trump adviser Bolton backs U.S. forces in Taiwan, says move could lessen Okinawa burden”

Bắc Kinh làm gì nếu ông Trump quyết bác ‘Một Trung Quốc’?

13/12/2016 15:45 GMT+7

TTO – Sau khi Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump nêu quan điểm sẽ phải xem xét lại chính sách “Một Trung Quốc”, tờ Thời báo Hoàn Cầu của Trung Quốc chê bai ông Trump “ngây ngô như đứa trẻ trong vấn đề ngoại giao”.

Bắc Kinh làm gì nếu ông Trump quyết bác 'Một Trung Quốc'?
Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump trả lời phỏng vấn trong chương trình Fox News Sunday tại tòa nhà Trump Tower ở New York ngày 10-12 – Ảnh: AP

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Ông Trump có bài gì trong tay để đấu với Trung Quốc?

16/01/2017 08:58 GMT+7

TTO – Một khi chính thức nhậm chức, Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump có thể khiến Bắc Kinh đau đầu hơn họ tưởng.

Ông Trump có bài gì trong tay để đấu với Trung Quốc?
Tổng thống Mỹ đắc cử Donald Trump – ảnh: Reuters

Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump đã tuyên bố ông có thể dùng chính sách “một Trung Quốc” để mặc cả với Bắc Kinh về thương mại và các vấn đề khác. Nhưng bên cạnh đó vẫn còn một số “quân bài” ông Trump có thể dùng sắp tới, theo phân tích của báo South China Morning Post: Continue reading “Ông Trump có bài gì trong tay để đấu với Trung Quốc?”

Beijing says ‘one-China’ policy can’t be bargaining chip after Trump calls principle negotiable

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Staff Writer Jan 15, 2017

China has pushed back against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestions that the “one-China” policy on Taiwan is negotiable, with the Foreign Ministry in Beijing urging the incoming administration to “recognize the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Saturday called the one-China principle “nonnegotiable” and “the political foundation” of China-U.S. relations. Continue reading “Beijing says ‘one-China’ policy can’t be bargaining chip after Trump calls principle negotiable”

Taiwan’s President Meets With Ted Cruz in the U.S., and China Objects

The Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, right, with Senator Ted Cruz, left, and their respective delegations at a meeting in Houston on Sunday. Credit Office of The President Taiwan, via European Pressphoto Agency

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan met with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in Houston and then flew off to visit leaders in Latin America, seeking to promote her island’s cause as it gets positive signals from President-elect Donald J. Trump.

The meeting on Sunday with Mr. Cruz, who lost to Mr. Trump in the Republican presidential primary contest, suggested that Ms. Tsai was looking to expand her ties to the Republican Party as it takes control of the White House and keeps its grip on Congress.

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Bắc Kinh “đón” ông Trump sớm!

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 01.01.2017, 06:39

TTCT – Những phản ứng gần đây của Bắc Kinh với ông Donald Trump, cũng như những động thái mới trên Biển Đông cho thấy Trung Quốc không muốn đợi tới khi ông Trump đã chính thức làm chủ Nhà Trắng mới bộc lộ thái độ.

Bắc Kinh "đón" ông Trump sớm!
Một tạp chí Trung Quốc với ông Trump lên bìa -wsj.com

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Hoàng Sa trong những đổi chác của Kissinger

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 11.01.2014, 12:02

TTCT – Việc thất thủ Hoàng Sa là hậu quả của những đổi chác giữa Mỹ và Trung Quốc, mà chủ súy chính là cố vấn Henry Kissinger.

Chính sách của Mỹ trước trào Nixon, tức trước Kissinger, hoàn toàn khác. Còn từ “trào Kissinger” trở đi là trái nghịch hoàn toàn, thậm chí cả các đồng minh Đài Loan và Nhật Bản cũng “nếm mùi” ông này.

Hoàng Sa trong những đổi chác của KissingerPhóng to

Đảo Hữu Nhật – Ảnh: Nhóm Trúc Nam Sơn

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For Taiwan, a Dilemma Over Identity, Economy and China

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan addressed naval officers in July, about two months after she took office. Some fear Ms. Tsai’s recent phone call with President-elect Donald J. Trump will destabilize United States-China relations, while others see a welcome rethinking of Washington’s ties to Taiwan. Credit Office of The President Taiwan, via European Pressphoto Agency

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Beijing ‘seriously concerned’ by Trump’s One China remarks: Govt

BEIJING: Beijing is “seriously concerned” by US president-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could drop Washington’s One China policy unless the mainland makes concessions on trade and other issues.

It issued its first clear warning Monday (Dec 12) over Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric, as state media said the Asian giant could back “forces hostile to the US” if the president-elect follows through with threats to drop Washington’s One China policy.

It was the strongest signal yet from Chinese authorities that abandoning the One China policy, which guides relations with self-ruling Taiwan, would upset decades of carefully managed Sino-US relations and end cooperation between the world’s top two economies. Continue reading “Beijing ‘seriously concerned’ by Trump’s One China remarks: Govt”