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China’s Latest Push to Promote Cyber Sovereignty

  March 8, 2017 The News: On March 1st, China released its first global internet policy paper entitled International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace.  In the paper China calls for the establishment of a “global Internet governance system” and details a “plan of action” for international cooperation toward realizing that objective. China’s strategic goals in Read More …

A Stable Squeeze: How Beijing Hopes to Exert Economic Pressure on Taiwan without Killing Trade Ties

June 14, 2016 Since 1979, when China’s central leadership first proposed establishing direct trade with Taiwan as one of the Three Links, Beijing has seen cross-Strait commerce as instrumental in helping it to achieve its long-term goal of unifying Taiwan with China.  And while Beijing has periodically brought its economic leverage to bear on Taiwan, Read More …

A New Perspective on the China-Taiwan Deportation Issue

Photo By Deval Kulshrestha*   Media coverage of the recent forced deportation of 45 Taiwanese nationals from Kenya to China has largely neglected two important issues.  First, Taiwanese and Chinese money-launderers, online gambling syndicates, and fraudsters who target Chinese businesses, government officials, and ordinary citizens from bases in third countries represent a very real problem Read More …