Diverse Sinophone Groups Voice Support for Gaza

Israel’s war in Gaza has elicited increasing attention from the Sinophone world, as five months of violence have led to the deaths of 32,000 Palestinians, an imminent famine in northern Gaza, and little progress on freeing...

Calling for Peace in Ukraine, China Courts Belarus, Russia

Days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Xi Jinping declared a “no-limits” partnership with Vladimir Putin. At the one-year anniversary of the invasion, Xi’s diplomatic and military engagements display resolute...

Xi Visits Central Asia in First Trip Abroad Since 2020

This week, Xi Jinping traveled to Central Asia in his first trip abroad in over two and a half years. On Wednesday, he visited Kazakhstan, and on Thursday and Friday he visited Uzbekistan to attend the summit of the Shanghai...

Winner of Beijing’s Peace Award Is Also Absent

In response to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to dissident Liu Xiaobo, a group of Chinese created an alternative prize called the Confucius Peace Prize, which the Global Times heralded as, “a weapon in the battle of...

China, Taiwan Should Resume Talks Soonest: Hu – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times (link): Days before a summit with President Bush in Washington, Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao called on Sunday for talks between China and Taiwan as soon as possible to maintain peace in the region. China and Taiwan should “resume talks on an equal footing as soon as […]

Let’s hope China evolves – Dan Bloom

From The Taipei Times: The house where I live in Chiayi is just a few kilometers away from one of the country’s major air force bases, with F-16s practicing take-offs and landings almost seven days a week, and flying high above the southwestern plains here with ear-piercing roars. I don’t mind the sound of the […]

Lien calls for cross-Straits peace negotiations

From Xinhuanet: Visiting Chinese Kuomintang Party (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan said here Monday that he hoped the Taiwan authorities would actively prepare for negotiations with the mainland to end the state of hostility across the Taiwan Straits. Lien told a press conference that top leaders of the KMT and the Communist Party of China (CPC) […]

Joseph S Nye: Is China’s re-emergence peaceful?

From The Financial Express: In recent weeks, China announced a 12.6% hike in defence spending, America’s CIA director, Porter Goss, testified about a worsening military balance in the Taiwan Strait and President George W Bush pleaded with Europeans not to lift their embargo on arms sales to China. Yet, Chinese leaders speak of China’s “peaceful […]

China tests radar surveillance aircraft

From the Big News Network: “The Chinese military has said it developed a radar surveillance aircraft and has been testing the first models for deployment in the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese airborne warning and control system, known as AWACS, uses advanced radar systems mounted on a Russian-made Il-76 transport aircraft, the Washington Post reported Saturday. […]



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