Links for Friday, September 4, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

WORTH THINKING ABOUT

Pieces of news or analysis that caught our eye:

Should the U.S. do away with “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan? A few pieces published this week ignited debate on the subject:

Taiwan needs unambiguous American support / Foreign Affairs
Richard Haass and David Sacks argue, “Ambiguity is unlikely to deter an increasingly assertive China with growing military capabilities. The time has come for the United States to introduce a policy of strategic clarity: one that makes explicit that the United States would respond to any Chinese use of force against Taiwan.”

Don’t rush to fully normalize relations with Taiwan / Newsweek
Jerome Cohen writes that rather than formally recognizing Taiwan (as Gordon “coming collapse of China” Chang argues in a corresponding column), the U.S. should “much wiser to continue the policy of gradually demonstrating increased support for Taiwan’s current status.”

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