Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 28, 2021

Spite for China is turning toward panic. Australian university campuses feel the pressure of CCP censorship, including death threats against students and pressure on family members back in China. If the CCP wanted to demonstrate its purported benevolence to the world, every week betrays a bigger fail.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth marches through Russian-concerned waters on its rout to Hong Kong. Moscow knows that the Brits have no interest in quibbling over Crimea. The bombs dropped in the aircraft carrier’s path were meant to deter the British from arriving at the Southeast Asian shipping lanes that Russia so conveniently controls through the world’s biggest puppet-in-denial: China.

Taiwan magnificently navigates its own mini COVID crisis, which doesn’t help build kind thoughts among Taiwanese toward the CCP. The American “not Embassy” director is on his way out and was honored by Taiwan’s president with a big, pretty, purple ribbon. Nothing makes the CCP angry like a purple ribbon.


The students calling out China on Australia’s campuses // BBC News


AIT director recognized by president for contributions // Taipei Times

COVID-19: CECC reports 88 domestic virus cases // Taipei Times

Hong Kong

Hong Kong needs law to tackle ‘hostility against the police’, says force’s new chief // Guardian


Military Faceoff

South China Sea: Inside US Pacific plan to combat China //

Why Black Sea could be new South China sea //

Russian warplanes ‘monitoring’ the HMS Queen Elizabeth in Syria // The i Paper