After political defeat in the US, Obama looks to China. Taiwan’s Ma gets snubbed by China in the shadow of APEC.
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement inches toward the discovery that they weren’t shaping Beijing policy as much as they have already helped shape the world’s policy toward Beijing – a lesson Beijing still hasn’t caught up to.
In a week with few developments, a few links say it all. That’s election season in the US and Asia as the summit approaches.
…a good read to see what happened over the last week.Pacific Daily Times
- APEC meeting may pour oil on troubled cros-strait waters (wantchinatimes.com)
- Transcript of New York Times Interview With President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan (rss.nytimes.com)
- Taiwan’s President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing (nytimes.com)
- Taiwan recalibrates its strategy in the changing East Asian balance of power (worldtribune.com)
- How Obama Should Approach Xi in Beijing (brookings.edu)
- Beijing summit shows Xi in charge as trouble lurks (dailymail.co.uk)
- Key facts about APEC (rappler.com)
- Xi calls for China, Taiwan to set aside differences (worldbulletin.net)
- China strives to set up Asian trade bloc to counter US move (chinadailymail.com)
- China warns U.S., Japan, Australia not to gang up in sea disputes (chinadailymail.com)
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