A year in office, Taiwan’s Tsai seeks Beijing’s goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

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J.R. Wu

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signalling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress.

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Taiwan keen on bettering ties with India

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Jose Kalathil

The island country of Taiwan having a population of 23 million is keen on strengthening relations with the second largest economy in Asia, in the fields of trade, tourism, education, culture and business.

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: Trumped in Southeast Asia

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Cynthia M. Lardner

U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia in light of President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration is drifting off to sea placing the U.S. in a precarious position of isolationism in a region where China and Russia have been aggressively building alliances and partnerships. Amidst shifting global relationships and allegiances this is not a time for the U.S. to adopt a foreign policy built on isolationism or non-involvement but, rather it is a time to accelerate Southeast Asia foreign policy initiatives.

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Who are you friends with today?

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Siddhartha Rastogi

 

In Politics you don’t have friends or foes, you have only

Opportunity!

Opportunity!!

& Opportunity!!!

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Taiwan’s Catholic Vice President

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Jose Kalathil

Chen Chien-jen, the new Vice President of the Republic of China, popularly known as Taiwan, is a devout Catholic. He is the first Catholic who has held such a senior post in the Taiwanese government.

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