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Cadence Column: Asia, August 13, 2018


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China’s situation isn’t getting easier. Taiwan now has tested a new missile, boasting ability to fire within China’s mainland, being capable of destroying military targets on both land and sea. This is no laughing matter. On the economic front, Beijing has a hard-headed counterpart in the White House, Donald Trump. He shows no indication of backing down on any front, including Beijing. Now, China is going after Muslims.

While it can be politically incorrect for the West to pursue terrorists if they are Muslim, China doesn’t have that problem. Military states rarely do, which is one advantage China has over the West. Terror cells may be in hot water since China is on high alert in all directions. If Taiwan were to create trouble on its eastern coast, Beijing would not want more trouble from its western borders. So, any earlier preemptive action from Beijing is likely to be westward, toward Muslim nations. Those Muslim areas could be in greater danger than Taiwan.

Taiwanese have been busy, though. When anyone uses the “Taiwan, China” format, Taiwanese go berserk. That’s raising a lot of attention about a little island in the Pacific which now has missiles capable of attacking China. These are interesting times.

China’s moment of truth | Nikkei Asia Review

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Sheraton triggers online furor with ‘China’ listing | Taipei Times

Schriver underscores Taiwan’s role in US’ strategy | Taipei Times

Chinese exports accelerate as U.S. prepares new tariffs in heated row | Yahoo – Reuters

China Paper Says Muslim Region Crackdown Prevented Another Syria | Bloomberg

China has prevented ‘great tragedy’ in Xinjiang, state-run paper says | Business Insider – Reuters

Taiwanese cruise missile capable of striking China’s coast now operational | Taiwan News

Source: Pacific Daily Times
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One thought on “Cadence Column: Asia, August 13, 2018

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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    Posted by daveyone1 | August 14, 2018, 5:52 am

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