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A lot of it surely has to do with reciprocity and not losing face at this point. It is indeed the case that the US (as of August 18, when the CDC page was last updated before this post) was still banning travel from China, pursuant to the January 31 presidential order. But the Trump administration has repeatedly called it "the China virus" or ...


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I would like to add to the existing answers, and explain a bit more why this visit is perceived as being so significant, by considering the following two strategic goals of China: Pursuing closer ties with Eastern Europe China has been actively pursuing closer ties with Eastern Europe. There are economic and geopolitical reasons for them to do so, in ...


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China is gradually becoming more powerful industrially, militarily and politically. The US is used to ruling the global roost ever since the USSR collapsed and, unless it finds a way to live with China, it will find it convenient to channel local discontent and worries into an alliance to counterbalance China. Once a solid alliance exists, it ban used to ...


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Disclaimer: The following is my own perspective. China is rising as its manufacturing machine has become unstoppable. It is speculated that China will economically and militarily surpass the USA by 2050. Now, the USA, the world's only remaining superpower, doesn't want to be toppled. So, what is the solution to its China problem? Squeeze China's economic ...


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Need to know, why do some of leaders of the Czech Republic want to visit Taiwan. In the mouths of Chinese official news media like "Cankao Xiaoxi" or "People's Daily", it's political manipulation by certain Czech politicians. China didn't attack Czech Government, but Vystrčil. They said, they will make he "pay a heavy price" for ...


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The event of death itself might not be a theme immediately in Taiwan. However, the following event and a series of response from China make it a theme until serveral months later in 2020. In the end, lots of people and social media trigger it as a theme. The name "Kubera" somehow represents current news event in Taiwan. REF: news release from ...


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Yes, it's definitely a significant event for a nation suffering many decades of diplomatic bullying in Asia. Even it might not be important as USA or JAPAN in geopolitics sense, it's still a remarkable diplomatic progress with EU countries for Taiwan. More importantly, Vystrčil is the first foreign parliamentary speaker to give a speech at the Legislature in ...


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I'm aware of a couple of other examples of countries which have written into their constitution explicit education requirements governing the eligibility of presidential candidates; Turkey & the Philippines. Turkey requires candidates to have completed higher education, while the Philippines has a slightly lower barrier of requiring candidates to be ...


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