A report came in: Taiwan is tied with Israel for the world’s 13th most powerful military. It will be interesting to see whether China discusses this over tea with the Britons next week.
Bon Jovi had been booted from China for paying homage to the Dalai Lama when they added Taiwan to their itinerary, only to get booted from Taipei by a typhoon that never arrived. A presidential hopeful in Taiwan may get booted from her own party. Internal politics plague Taiwan’s pro-Beijing KMT-Nationalist party one quarter before the presidential election. Food and auto issues plague TPP in Japan. China simmers.
Though more Mezzo Piano Adagio this week than previous, the Cadence continues. China is probably busy after all it learned from meeting the enemy and its funding enterprises face-to-face.
…Symbol of Taiwan’s failed KMT-Nationalist party: an arena with no foundation, about to have licenses revoked
…The storm that cancelled Bon Jovi’s concert in Taiwan
- Four months until Taiwan Vote: A change of government very likely (ajw.asahi.com)
- Red Dot Gives Taipei a Black Eye (core77.com)
- Hung floats proposals to alleviate overwork issues (chinapost.com.tw)
- Taiwan ruling party’s presidential candidate takes leave from campaign (english.kyodonews.jp)
- Beijing trying to manipulate WWII history: US experts (wantchinatimes.com)
- Xi Calls for Mainland-Taiwan Unity Ties Over War Anniversary (newsghana.com.gh)
- Bon Jovi Adds Taiwan Show After China Cancellations (sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com)