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Document of the Week: Czech Pol to China: Piss Off

A local Czech politician tells China’s foreign minister not to “open your trap” again about his country’s relations with Taiwan.

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Indian Social Media Goes Nuts Over Fake Claim of Su-35 Shootdown

With tensions high, nationalist audiences are primed for dangerous nonsense.

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Our Top Weekend Reads

The impact of the Israel-UAE deal on the war in Libya, what we know about Biden’s foreign-policy vision, and the disastrous state of Taiwan’s military.

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Taiwan’s Military Has Flashy American Weapons but No Ammo

A young soldier’s suicide reveals the disastrous logistics of an undersupplied army.

Taiwanese sailors on the deck of a supply ship after taking part in military drills at the Tsoying naval base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Jan. 31, 2018.

Arm Taiwan—but Skip the Nukes

As the military balance of power shifts in China’s favor, Beijing may be increasingly tempted to act against Taiwan.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan Shows How to Carefully Snip Chinese Economic Ties

Facing a hostile Beijing, Taipei has been decoupling from its biggest trade partner.

A U.S. F/A-18 hornet fighter prepares to land while other fighter jets fly behind during a routine training aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea

U.S. Carriers Send a Message to Beijing Over South China Sea

“China is just pushing on all fronts,” a former defense official told Foreign Policy. “I’m worried at some point that the dam is going to break somewhere.”

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the new national security law on July 1, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.

Why Taiwan’s Assistance to Hong Kong Matters

Taiwan’s government is signaling its status as a regional beacon for democracy and human rights—in contrast to South Korea, which frames assistance to North Korean refugees as helping ethnic brethren.

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pose for portraits on Feb. 23, 2016, in Okuma, Japan.

It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power

In the East Asian democracies, nuclear energy is tied to an increasingly unpopular political and economic model.

Windows of the Grand Hotel in Taipei are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days, on April 17.

How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success

Taiwan beat the virus with efficient government and advanced technology—the same ingredients that power the economy.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

Beijing Is Pushing the Taiwanese Toward Independence Hard and Fast

If Chinese leaders really want peaceful unification, they need a mutually respectful approach.

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