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Newly re-elected Taiwan president already under pressure to begin reunificiation talks

Newly re-elected Taiwan president already under pressure to begin reunificiation talks

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com After Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou was re-elected to a second four-year term last weekend, he faces intensifying pressure from Beijing to start “reunification talks.” Immediately after defeating Tsai Ing-wen, the moderate leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Ma told the media that he was in no hurry to begin […]

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Marines' rapid response to the tsunami and Chinese aggressiveness reinforce U.S.-Japan alliance

Marines' rapid response to the tsunami and Chinese aggressiveness reinforce U.S.-Japan alliance

By Sol W. Sanders Obscured by the earthquake-tsunami-nuclear-threat tragedy, and Mideast crises, there have been subtle Western Pacific geopolitical shifts. With little publicity in U.S. [or for that matter, the left-leaning Japanese mainstream] media, American military forces played a magnificent role in rescue and early clean-up of the Japanese tsunami. Grotesquely incompetent Japanese politicians – […]