Taiwan Communique emblemTaiwan Communiqué no. 144, November / December 2013

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  • Senkaku tensions rise again
    • China declares Air Defense Identification Zone
    • Weak response from Taipei

  • Taiwan's Constitutional crisis
    • The President against the Legislative Speaker
    • Speaker Wang Jin-pyng fights back
    • Longer-term implications

  • Protests against Ma's policies continue
    • Black and white against Ma's blue-red policies
    • Ma Ying-jeou: "China not a foreign country"
    • Demonstrating against KMT Congress in Taichung
    • Shoe-throwing as symbol of discontent

  • Flawed pact with PRC in limbo
    • KMT government pushes Service Trade Agreement
    • Engineers and other groups protest PRC accord

  • Ma's "diplomatic truce" takes a hit
    • The Gambia cuts ties with Taiwan
    • Will it have a domino effect?

  • Taiwan - Philippines relations thaw
    • Closing the fisheries conflict episode
    • Taiwan provides disaster relief assistance

  • Former President Chen: five years in prison
    • Andrews urges support for medical parole
    • Report: Chen's health condition getting worse

  • In Memoriam David Dean - 1925 - 2013
    • by Gerrit van der Wees

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