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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 15, 2015


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Tension and thought. China plans to dispatch drones to watch disputed islands in the Pacific. The US is set to introduce a new war ship. Oliver Stone says viewing China’s activity as dangerous is dangerous. A co-founder of Qunar (Chinese travel agency giant) says it’s never been a better time to start a company in China, as long as you’re not a “foreigner”, then it gets more complicated.

Pundits seem to be making headlines more than policymakers. Other than a few hums and crackles, all quiet on the surface this week. Sometimes a large ebb in the tide indicates an approaching tsunami.

China

Chinese military considers using drones to patrol seas contested by Japan

China plans to build coast guard base near Senkaku Islands: sources

China says its anti-artillery radar, to be used near Myanmar border, can lock onto enemy cannons in eight seconds

There’s Never Been A Better Time To Start A Company In China: Qunar Co-Founder

Oliver Stone warns US about danger of seeing China as a threat

…He commented in HK while finishing his new movie, Snowden, supporting China’s actions in the region.

Taiwan

Chinese ships back on offshore project

…Part of Taiwan government “sneaks” in Chinese ships to work on wind farms, allegedly circumventing inspection requirements.

Students manipulated: lawmaker

…Petty politics at it’s best. According to this politician in a floundering party, students are being manipulated by the party that is gaining popularity.

NTNU students protest award for Alibaba head

…The other side of Alibaba. Reportedly, Alibaba founder, Ma, supported Beijing’s action against students in Tienanmen Square in 1989 and has been involved in counterfeit products being sold on one of his online platforms. Students on one of Taiwan’s top schools want transparency in the administration’s decision to grant Ma an honorary doctorate in education.

US

US Navy Christening Ship to Honor Gun Control Proponent Gabby Giffords

 

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