How a Missile in Kabul Connects to a Speaker in Taipei

Pepe Escobar Washington’s hard power display of taking out Al-Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri will not be reciprocated by Beijing over Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan. It does however, definitively bury the decades-long era of cooperative US-Chinese relations. This is the way the “Global War on Terror” (GWOT) ends, over and over again: not with a bang, but a…

Taiwan: Washington Plays with Dragon’s Fire

Brian Berletic Tensions continued to build between the United States and China with the recent trip of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan against Beijing’s warnings. The unfolding row is depicted with immense ambiguity by the Western media in what is otherwise a clear-cut case of America violating China’s sovereignty. US publication…

Statement by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

On 2 August, in disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region. This is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués. It has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations,…

Xi Jinping and Biden Conversation and the Law of Chips and Science

Yoselina Guevara López This Thursday, July 28, Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden, held a telephone conversation for more than two hours, in one of the most tense moments between China and the United States due to the security situation around the Taiwan Strait, the alleged plan of the Speaker of the U.S. House of…

“Partnership in Blue Pacific” to Turn Pacific Islands into Anti-China War Zone

Brian Berletic In Washington’s ongoing efforts to confront and contain China’s rise on the global stage, it has announced yet another bloc, the “Partnership in Blue Pacific.” The Financial Times in a recent article titled, “US and allies launch initiative to help Pacific Island nations,” would claim, regarding the stated objective of the new bloc, that: The…

Taiwan: Red Lines and Strategic Ambiguity

Stefania Fusero On May 5, 2022, the State Department amended its Taiwan factsheet removing the part in which it acknowledged that Taiwan is a part of China and stated that the US does not support Taiwan’s independence. While Washington has said the update does not reflect a change in its policy, it has clearly increased both…

US, China on Collision Course Over Taiwan

Scott Ritter Chinese officials have made it clear that their “One China” policy regarding Taiwan is founded on a constitutionally mandated principle of so-called “peaceful reunification.” War, Chinese officials say, is a measure of last resort, only to be employed to prevent the fact of Taiwan’s secession from China, or when possibilities for peaceful reunification…

Washington Preps Taiwan to be Asia’s “Ukraine”

The New Atlas 1. Taiwan is to China as Ukraine is to Russia, in other words the US seeks to wage a proxy conflict through the breakaway island province in the same way the US is waging war with Russia through Ukrainian forces; 2. Just as US training and arms sales to Ukraine has done…

The “America COMPETES Act of 2022” Risks Turning Taiwan into the Next Front Line

Keith Lamb Keith Lamb explains how one of the many dangers in the America COMPETES Act, which now just awaits presidential ratification, is that it effectively writes into US law a repudiation of the ‘one China’ policy, thereby potentially opening the door to a catastrophic confrontation. The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in…

Solomon Islands: A Risky Move Out From Under Western Control

Brian Berletic The Solomon Islands are in the process of cementing into place a security pact with China. According to an alleged leaked draft, this pact includes provisions allowing the Solomon Islands to request the presence of Chinese police and military personnel to “assist in maintaining social order, protecting people’s lives and property, providing humanitarian…

Washington Escalates: Secret Special Forces Operating for Past Year in Taiwan

Gary Wilson A Taiwan National Police Agency Special Operations force training in Taipei. Unless the U.S. government promptly removes its military forces from China’s Taiwan province, China may send in its own military force to defend its territory, declared an Oct. 8 editorial in Global Times, the Communist Party of China’s daily newspaper. Global Times…