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News brief , 2020 / ◆ NY Times, 11-24-2020: Biden Faces Pressure from Democrats and Republicans to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan... He will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues ... won't use Taiwan to poke Xi Jinping in the eye and make him look weak ◆ Economist, 11-19-2020: : Why commercial ties between Taiwan and China are beginning to fray? geopolitical, competition, and generational change ◆ Washington Examiner, 11-18-2020: China will race to expand 'empire' and attack Taiwan during window of opportunity (~2022), experts fear ◆ WSJ, 11-15-2020: An attack on Taiwan, the top chips manufacturer, would roil industry and the world ◆ DW (Germany) ,11-10-2020:The Biden administration will have to make it quite clear from the outset whether it is ready to go to war for Taiwan's sake ◆ New York Times, 10-1-2020 : As China and the U.S. vie for tech dominance, Taiwan’s chip companies are feeling the heat. They are forced to heed American tech policy, but many of their customers — and their customers’ customers — are in China. ◆ Hudson.org, 9-23-2020: Senator Marco Rubio : Helping Taiwan to win an all-out conflict against China would not be a way to reach that goal, “That’s not possible.” Instead, Washington should assist Taipei “to have the capability to raise the cost of military adventurism there to a level that China’s not willing to pay...". ◆ VOA news, 9-21-2020: The increasing number of air force incursions from China is starting to fray nerves among ordinary Taiwanese, A Yahoo poll, as of early September, had found that 64% of Taiwanese worry about a conflict, but a lot of people’s fears are muted by perceptions that China is just sending a political signal, a big proportion of Taiwanese who think United States would defend Taiwan ◆ France 24, 9-16-2020: Taiwanese FM on China: 'After Hong Kong, Taiwan might be next' ◆ National Interest , 9-12-2020: Washington would establish “a new bilateral economic dialogue” with Taipei to “explore the full spectrum of our economic relationship—semiconductors, healthcare, energy, and beyond, with technology at the core.” ◆ US Defense Gov., annual Report to US Congress, 9-1-2020: The PRC appears willing to defer the use of military force as long as it considers that unification with Taiwan could be negotiated over the long-term and the costs of conflict outweigh the benefits ◆ NY Times, 8-30-2020: Taiwan has moved to revamp Taiwan’s military doctrine and strengthen its reserves...Taiwan cannot count on US as a matter of strategy. ◆ Economist, 8-30-2020: The island cannot rely on American help, but armed conflict remains unlikely ◆ Forbes, 8-30-2020: Taiwan simply does not have enough firepower to defeat a Chinese invasion without the help of the U.S. military ◆ National Interest, 8-28-2020: Could China Successfully Blockade Taiwan? China hopes direct action will yield clean and swift results, letting it present Asia, America, and the world a fait accompli — a done deal ◆ Wall Street Journal 8-30-2020: Fearing Hong Kong’s Fate, Taiwan Moves to Bolster Its Military Against China. ◆ Financial Times (UK), 8-28-2020: Taiwan eases restrictions on US pork and beef imports. The Hill, 8-25-2020: Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) ... does not say the president must wait to consult Congress until a Chinese attack actually occurs or is imminent — only that the threat to Taiwan’s democratic security and the danger to U.S. interests be identified...Yet, Biden... consultation with Congress prior to responding would cause disastrous delay. more news
The People’s Daily, 10-15-2020 , Global Times, 10-15-2020: “Don’t say we didn’t warn you" (「勿謂言之不預」)...
Taiwan, Next TV, 壹新聞, 10-17-2020
The People’s Daily《告台灣情治部門書》full text : http://js.people.com.cn/BIG5/n2/2020/1015/c359574-34350271.html
● Economist,10-22-2020: The
People’s Daily, (CCP’s mouthpiece《人民日報》), carried a commentary... using
a phrase—“Don’t say we didn’t warn you (ps: Taiwan intelligence)” — that has
preceded Chinese military action against other countries in the past
● Washington Post (7-22-2020) : In 2019, Xi (Chinese president) offered an ultimatum to Taiwan to come to the table for unification talks or face annexation by force. Soon later PLA's warplanes crossed the Taiwan Strait "median line" ( "the de facto cease-fire line") first time ever since 1949, according to Newsweek 8-12-2020, and the PRC deliberately ratcheted up tensions till now.
World Economic Forum (WEF) <Travel
and tourism competitiveness report> released at 9-4-2019 shows
Taiwan had the sub-region's largest
decline in competitiveness from 30th
down to 37th.
No.10 among Asian countries.
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World Economic Forum (WEF) <Travel
and tourism competitiveness report>
(released at 4-6-2017),
most important indexes for
promoting tourism, like "Attractiveness
of Natural Assets" (parks, beaches,
mountains, wildlife, etc) ranks
No.87, "Natural Resources" ranks
No.55, "Environmental Sustainability" ranks No.75 (No.69
in 2015), "Price Competitiveness"
No. 46, "Hotel Price Index" ranks No.
89 (82 in 2015), Taiwan got "n/a" on China's world top 5 indexes such as
heritage natural sites" as well as
"World heritage cultural sites".