Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 8, 2018

China’s President Xi Jinping is seen on a big screen in the media center as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. Johannes Eisele/Pool via REUTERS

Antony Funnell, ABC News Online: ‘One China’ means different things to different people. It also might mean war

The “One China” policy means there is only one Chinese nation and that it is governed from Beijing.

Right? Wrong.

In fact, the policy allows for the existence of two separate Chinese entities, not one.

They are People’s Republic of China (PRC), governed by the Communist Party from Beijing, and the Republic of China (ROC), based on the island of Taiwan and governed by the Democratic Progressive Party.

If that sounds confusing, it’s because it is. The policy was designed to be deliberately ambiguous.


Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 8, 2018

Here’s How to Avoid War with China — Daniel L. Davis, National Interest

Trump all but announces trade deal with China — David P. Goldman, Asia Times

China’s Corporate Espionage Looms Large — Scott Stewart, RCD

Respect our choices, China’s Xi says ahead of Trump G20 meeting — Ben Blanchard & Philip Wen, Reuters

Plagued By War and Famine, Yemen Is ‘No Longer A Functioning State,’ Journalist Warns — Terry Gross, NPR

The War in Syria Has Been a Boon for the Russian Military — National Interest

Iran’s economy to suffer but likely ride out U.S. sanctions storm — Parisa Hafezi & Jonathan Saul, Reuters

The Coming Battle for European Civilization — Scott McConnell, The American Conservative

NATO Holds Its Biggest Exercises Since the Cold War — The Economist

Emmanuel Macron’s bad luck is mostly self-inflicted — Pauline Bock, New Statesman

There’s No Escape for Russian Billionaires — Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Four Ways Foreign Policy Could Change, and One Way It Won’t — Richard Fontaine, The Atlantic

Is the U.S. military ready for the threats it faces? Experts discuss — Adam Twardowski, Brookings

As If We Need Another Crisis… — Larry Kay, Small Wars Journal

The Dollar’s Role as Global Reserve Currency Is Safe — Megan Greene, Financial Times

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