one-China policy

Amid Distrust, China Extends ‘Handshake’ to India

On his first foreign trip as Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang was in New Delhi today, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Xinhua ran a sanguine report on Li’s talking points and the “great...

China, Bhutan Ready for Diplomatic Relations

Amid frustration at the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio—which The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts gloomily compared with a 1930s League of Nations assembly—a side meeting between Wen...

Esther Duflo: Too Many Boys…

Written by Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics at MIT, from China is gradually getting rid of the vestiges of its communist past. But the demographic policy of the 1980s and 1990s planted a time bomb, and its effects...

Namibia: Govt Supports China On Tibet

Africa’s Namibian government yesterday expressed solidarity with China and support for its “One China Policy” reported the Namibian. In a short statement released late yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Taiwanese March to Back UN Bid – BBC News

From BBC News: At least 100,000 people have marched in Taiwan in support of a government plan to hold a referendum on joining the UN under the name Taiwan. The UN has rejected previous bids from the island to join the body under its official name, Republic of China. The bids anger Beijing, which sees […]

UN Rejects Taiwan’s Bid to Join, Citing ‘One China’ Principle – Allen T. Cheng

Taiwan failed to join the UN, which follows “One-China policy,” according to the UN. China is satisfied with the decision. From Bloomberg: The United Nations rejected Taiwan’s application to join, citing adherence to the “one China” principle and the world body’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China. The UN’s Office of Legal Affairs turned […]

Taiwan’s Chen Seen in Diplomatic Victory Over China – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times (link): Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian returns home from a Latin American visit on Friday after surprise stops in Libya and Indonesia that gave him a modest diplomatic victory over China but drew words of caution from the United States. As Chen criss-crossed the globe, U.S. Deputy Secretary of […]

China’s Wen pledges aid for Pacific allies – Leora Moldofsky

From the Financial Times (link) China’s premier on Wednesday pledged a wide-ranging package of economic aid to south Pacific island allies, including Rmb3bn ($375m) in preferential loans. The pledge made by Wen Jiabao was seen by analysts as a bid to isolate Taiwan and cement Beijing’s influence in the region. In the first visit by […]

China Alters Language On Taiwan

From The Washington Post: Chinese President Hu Jintao proposed new diplomatic language Thursday aimed at ending the decades-old state of hostilities between China and Taiwan, in a rare but tentative concession by a Communist leader on one of the most sensitive issues in Chinese politics. In a joint communique issued after a two-hour meeting in […]

In one-China frame talks may cover ‘any issue’

From Chinadaily: The Chinese mainland is ready to talk about everything, even the “missile” issue, with Taiwan, but only under the one-China principle, a senior mainland official said yesterday. Wang Zaixi, deputy director of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a news conference organized […]



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