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Editorial: Stand firm against Chinese intimidation

Tensions in the Taiwan Strait are spiking in the wake of the visit this week of Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Taiwan.   Her visit was not without precedent nor did it signal a shift in U.S. policy toward China. The Beijing government is furious nevertheless, denouncing the visit in strident language and promising countermeasures….Read more

  • August 5, 2022
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Editorial: Pelosi’s Taiwan visit a measure to counter China

The entire world will be affected if peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is compromised. China should refrain from military actions that raise tensions.   U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. During a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen, she said, “America’s determination to preserve democracy here in Taiwan and around the world remains ironclad.”   It was the….Read more

  • August 4, 2022
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Editorial: U.S., China need to exercise restraint over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

The visit to Taiwan by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has further intensified the confrontation between the U.S. and China. To counter the visit, China immediately launched military exercises as if to encircle Taiwan. Also, the U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier and other vessels to waters near Taiwan. Washington and Beijing need to exercise restraint to prevent the….Read more

  • August 4, 2022
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Editorial: ‘2-plus-2’ talks must have single goal: Protection of free trade

Japan and the United States have begun a new round of regular ministerial-level talks on economic and national security issues. With the international order facing a raft of serious challenges, there is a strong case for closer cooperation in these areas between the two allies.   If, however, the two leading economic powers undercut the principle of free trade in their….Read more

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House Speaker Pelosi reiterates U.S. commitment to Taiwan

The Saturday editions of Asahi, Mainichi, and Sankei reported on House Speaker Pelosi’s press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on Friday morning, focusing on her remark that the United States will not allow China to isolate Taiwan. While stating that “our representation here is not about changing the status quo here in Asia and the status quo in….Read more

  • August 6, 2022
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Parliamentary leaders of Japan, U.S. hold talks

Saturday’s Yomiuri reported briefly that House Speaker Pelosi and her Japanese counterpart Hosoda met at the official residence of the Japanese speaker on Friday afternoon. Hosoda expressed his gratitude that the members of the Pelosi delegation attended a Diet session earlier in the day to listen to a message he read aloud in memory of former Prime Minister Abe. “We….Read more

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Rough road lies ahead for Japan’s diplomacy toward China

All national papers except Yomiuri reported on Saturday that Japan’s diplomacy toward China is now at a crossroads amid the escalating tensions between the United States and China and ahead of the 50th anniversary of Sino-Japanese diplomatic normalization in September. Nikkei forecast that Beijing may no longer tolerate Japan reaping economic benefits from trade with China while taking a tough….Read more

  • August 6, 2022
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China ends military drills around Taiwan

NHK reported today the PLA wrapped up its four days of multiple exercises around Taiwan on Sunday as scheduled, conjecturing that the purpose of the training was for the Chinese military to practice Taiwan unification through military invasion. According to the Taiwanese defense authorities, the PLA deployed a total of 66 warplanes and 14 warships during the drills, which simulated….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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Pelosi says U.S. will not let China isolate Taiwan

TOKYO — The U.S. will not allow China to isolate Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday in Tokyo, capping a weeklong trip that saw her visit Hawaii, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.   Speaking at a news conference at the U.S. Embassy, the speaker said, “The Chinese have tried to isolate Taiwan, keeping them most recently….Read more

  • August 5, 2022
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