- Daily Brief
- June 16, 2019
After a long hiatus, the Taiwan flashpoint is back on the agenda. The situation is more complex than ever.
As the US-China trade war gathers pace, both powers have been courting Europe, and especially Italy.
Expect heightened risks of cross-strait military escalation during Taiwan’s 2020 general election.
Despite US pressure, the Chinese telecom’s 2018 revenue surpassed $100 billion for the first time.
The fresh diplomatic efforts by the region’s traditional heavyweights diverge starkly on substance.
For some states, the threat of cyber espionage may be worth the risk to improve social control.
The ill-timed speech has revitalised the fortunes of the pro-independence party.
Pro-independence forces have been rattled by their surprise loss in the ‘midterm’ local elections.
With a lot of players and not much time, concluding negotiations by 2021 is an ambitious goal.
By deflecting allegations and accusing critics of abuse, Beijing is stifling the human rights agenda.
Declining relations between Beijing and Washington signal turbulent times ahead for the Indo-Pacific.
Tokyo’s strong ties to Washington may be jeopardised by the threat of auto tariffs.