Cadence Column: Asia, July 26, 2021

Cadence

While a typhoon largely evaded Taiwan over the weekend, tragedy struck the mainland. Shanghai faced flooding and death while India suffered a landslide in the Himalayas. In a shocking video, one boulder took out a bridge. Several people died.

But, speaking of Taiwan’s tendency to fall out of manure smelling like roses, there’s nothing like persecution to fuel the competition. Taiwan is rolling out its own, homegrown vaccine.

Being a world leader in chipmaking, especially D-RAM, and having both avoided and purged COVID outbreak on its own turf, the Taiwan vaccine could become a world leader, along with its cocktail vaccine approach to booster shots.

Beijing blocking Taiwan from the Pfizer vaccine could backfire if Taiwan’s vaccine and methods become more credible than Pfizer or Moderna. That has been the history between China and Taiwan, after all. So, it wouldn’t be surprising.

No doubt why China remains a hater where Taiwan is concerned. Biden follows Trump’s popular-in-America strategy of sanctioning Chinese officials. China does the copy-cat game, but avoids those most close to Biden because that wouldn’t seem friendly.

When Olympic network NBC showed the map the rest of the world passively-aggressivly responds that NBC should fix the insulting error—without stating what the supposed error is, and without stating whether China’s presumed fix would insult Taiwanese. But, Taiwanese don’t matter in China’s view. And, that’s why China should be trusted with the Olympics in 2022.

China

China retaliates with sanctions on former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross // Guardian

Typhoon In-fa: eastern China battens down as Henan death toll rises to 63 // SCMP

China criticises NBC Olympics broadcast for ‘incomplete map’ // Yahoo Finance

Taiwan

COVID-19: Panel approves mixing of vaccine doses // Taipei Times

US official pledges Taiwan support // Taipei Times

India

India landslide: Nine tourists killed as boulders fall from hilltop // BBC News

Military Faceoff

E-4B ‘Doomsday Plane’ Just Made A Highly Unusual Visit To Secretive Tonopah Test Range Airport (Updated) // The Drive

Satellite photos show China’s new aircraft carrier coming together quickly and reveals more about its design // Business Insider

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