Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party head, after election strategy fails

Her strategy was to frame local elections as showing defiance to China's rising bellicosity, but it failed to pay off and win public support.

Biden and Xi shake hands in Bali but show they won’t stop blunting each other’s strengths

China didn't put out a single narrative on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. But there is no doubt that Beijing is uneasy about the Russian army’s dismal performance in Ukraine.

No escalation but agreement between US and China on Taiwan is unlikely

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

UK trade minister Greg Hands to meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, draws China’s anger

Hands, who is set to visit Taiwan this week, will co-host the 25th annual UK-Taiwan Trade Talks, with President Tsai.

Semiconductors, township & beyond — Taiwan keen to ‘deeply engage’ with India in all spheres

India and Taiwan should see early fruition of a free trade pact, says Taiwan’s deputy minister of economic affairs.

Americans see China-Russia ties, PLA as bigger worry than Xi’s 3rd term, Pew survey finds

A new survey by US-based Pew Research also found that 54 per cent of Americans say the US should continue to have high-level politicians visit Taiwan even if it harms bilateral relations with China.

Japan to undertake biggest arms buildup since World War II in race to deter Beijing from war

For Japan, losing Taiwan to China could be a disaster as it would jeopardise key shipping lanes that supply nearly all of Japan’s oil and other materials it uses for manufacturing.

‘Must strengthen sense of hardship, prepare for a rainy day’: What Xi said at CCP Congress

In the full work report, Xi used the terms 'security' or 'safety' 89 times, up from 55 times in 2017, while his use of the word 'reform' declined to 48 from 68 mentions five years ago.

Xi says ‘national security’ 50 times at Party Congress & China sees rare protest against him

President Xi Jinping mentioned 'Chinese-style modernisation' in this year’s Party Congress speech, which is now trending on social media sites such as Weibo.

Taiwan states it will not back down on its sovereignty

The statement from the presidential office came after Xi Jinping's speech where he said that China will never renounce the use of force over Taiwan.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.