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Social Media: Hotspots

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US, EU on Collision Course Over China
Two senior members of the United States Congress warned the European Union this week that the lifting of the 15-year arms embargo on China could result in a halt of US sales in military technology to ... Read More...


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Armenia widens ties with Iran amid tension between US and Washington
Seeking to ease its economic isolation, Armenia is expanding trade contacts with Iran. Work on a variety of infrastructure projects, including an Armenian-Iranian pipeline, is proceeding amid uncertai... Read More...


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Taiwan press rallies against new law
Taiwan's newspapers are advising that Taiwan draft an anti-secession law of their own- one that would not allow Taiwan to be taken by China. (BBC News, 3/07/05) Read More...


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Legislators unite against anti-secession law
Lawmakers from both of Taiwan's political camps have agreed to pass a law condemning China's proposed anti-secession law. (Kou Shu-ling, Taipei Times, 3/04/05) Read More...


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Anti-secession bill ups cross-strait tension
Many recognize that China's anti-secession bill is driving its relationship with Taiwan in the wrong direction. (Alan D. Romberg, Asia Times Online, 3/03/05) Read More...


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European lawmaker plans resolution to protest Chinese law
A member of the European Parliament claims that the anti-secession law is merely a "political weapon" aimed specifically at Taiwan. (Taipei Times, 3/03/05) Read More...


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When Will Iran Be a Nuclear Power?
When will Iran achieve "nuclear status"? When other states form their own policies on the assumption that Iran has nuclear weapons—whether or not it has declared or tested a nuclear bomb. By Patrick C... Read More...


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Beware of China's encirclement
The writer warns Taiwan that an amphibious assault is not all they have to fear from China, which is swiftly encircling Taiwan with its successes in the economic and cultural arenas. (Chong-pin Lin, T... Read More...


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Taiwan raps EU over plans to lift China arms ban
President Chen Shui-bian warned the European Union that repealing the arms ban against China would threaten the peace in East Asia, and also criticized certain European countries of upholding a double... Read More...


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China, US ever at loggerheads over Taiwan
With its growing concern over China's growing military strength, the US continues to denounce China's anti-secession law as well as the EU's intention to repeal the arms ban, both of which could excab... Read More...


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Says the right thing, Clinton
This editorial discusses not only the former President's recent visit to Taiwan, but the effects his cabinet's Taiwan-related actions has had on the current Taiwan Strait situation. (Taipei Times, 2/2... Read More...


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Offering an olive twig
Taiwan's outspoken leader, President Chen Shui-bian, imagines a possible peace between China and Taiwan. (Newsweek, 2/28/05) Read More...


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Soft Power, Hard Choices
Will China's growing economic prosperity translate into a growing military threat? (Melinda Liu and John Barry, Newsweek, 2/28/05) Read More...


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Europe: How wide ? How deep? - A Russian View
Dr. Nadia Arbatova cautions that there is a danger of further ‘bureaucratising’ EU structures as the Union moves to implement its policies. She argues that the time is coming for the EU and Russia to ... Read More...


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India, as Seen Today Through the Eyes of an Eminent Pakistani Scholar
Despite the fact that in some analysts' opinion India is now set to become a science juggernaut and a nascent superpower of the East, the country's problems are no less than its accomplishments. By Pe... Read More...


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Taiwan poised to welcome Chinese banks for the first time
For the first time in 55 years, Taiwan is set to allow Chinese banks to set up offices there; seven of Taiwan's banks are already represented in China. (Bloomberg, Taipei Times, 2/25/05) Read More...


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Letter: Law doesn't apply to Taiwan
The writer claims that China's anti-secession law prohibits only future secessions, which would exclude Taiwan, already a seperate political entity. (Charles Hong, Taipei Times, 2/23/05) Read More...


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China urges Taiwan air links after US-Japan meeting
China calls for permanent direct flights with Taiwan immediately after the agreement between the US and Japan that the Taiwan Strait situation is a common security concern. (Reuters, New York Times, 2... Read More...


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China accuses US and Japan of interfering
China criticized the US and Japan's joint security statement regarding the Taiwan Strait issue, accusing the two countries of meddling in its affairs. (Jim Yardley and Keith Bradsher, New York Times, ... Read More...


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US, Japan talk about Taiwan's safety
The allies wish to maintain stability in the Asia Pacific region, with the cross-strait relations being an important point of the discussion that took place between the two countries. (Charles Snyder,... Read More...


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China denounces United States-Japan Agreement on Taiwan
China claims to see the US and Japan declaration that the peaceful resolution of the Taiwan Strait issue is a shared goal as meddling its internal affairs, as well as hurting China's sovereignty. (Kei... Read More...


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Iranians find freedom in blogosphere
Iran is already under attack. The opposition is at work both within and beyond its borders, restless, coordinating and sharing intelligence. By Jason Motlagh. (World Peace Herald, 2/17/2005) ... Read More...


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Iraq agency 'run like Wild West'
The Coalition Provisional Authority, the US-led agency that ran Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, has been accused of wasting millions of dollars. By Michael Buchanan (BBC News, 2/15/2005) Read More...


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No Fast Exit From Iraq
The US should not exit Iraq anytime soon, the columnist argues. America's departure could lead to chaos and civil war, which in turn would encourage anti-American causes abroad. By Fareed Zakaria. (W... Read More...


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Stranger Than Fiction
The glorification of "attack diplomacy" between North Korea and the US must be taken seriously, says the author. By B.R. Myers. (New York Times, 2/13/2005) Read More...


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Let's Not Make the Same Mistakes in Iran
A leader in the search for WMD in Iraq addresses the challenge of a nuclear Iran. By David Kay. (Washington Post, 2/7/2005) Read More...


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Training Iraqis: The Facts
The Senator explains the discrepancy between the sharply conflicting figures he and Condoleezza Rice put forth at Dr. Rice's confirmation hearings when discussing the number of trained Iraqi security ... Read More...


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Iraq's Shias celebrate poll success
IRAQ’S long-oppressed Shias were last night preparing for their first taste of power after the final results for the country’s elections confirmed their domination of the new government. By Colin Free... Read More...


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Turkey Expresses Concern Over Iraq Vote
Turkey urged Iraqi electoral officials and the United Nations to examine what it claimed were skewed Iraqi elections results released Sunday, saying it was particularly concerned about vote tallies in... Read More...


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Iran warns Washington 'not to play with fire'
Tehran warned Washington on Sunday "not to play with fire" and took a harder line in its nuclear talks with Europe amid reports that the United States has been flying unmanned aircraft over Iran and i... Read More...


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