U.S. sends carrier into South China Sea as Chinese bombers fly near Taiwan - Tensions rise in the Taiwan strait after both the US and China send war planes over Taiwan's ADIZ.
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Davos 2021, The Great Reset - In a time of global economic turbulence and the upending of traditional modes of governance, do the so-called Davosian global elites have something that could actually reset the agenda for the world moving forward?
U.S. sends carrier into South China Sea as Chinese bombers fly near Taiwan - Jaime Ocon, Taiwan Center for Security Studies
On January 24th , a total of 13 warplanes entered the Taiwanese ADIZ and prompted the Taiwanese Air Force to scramble fighters and deploy air-missile defence systems. Nevertheless, be it coincidence or as a result, the United States has also sent its USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group into the South China Sea as part of a freedom of navigation exercise. The next day, China sent another 15 warplanes into the ADIZ, including J-10 and J-16 advanced fighter jets ... Read More.
TCSS TAKE " It appears that China's "peaceful rise" is now a distant memory.With the short-term memory lost, China shows the agonizing signs of its own dynastic-cycles shortening the legitimacy by the fear of neighbors"
- Patrick Mendis
A former American diplomat and a military professor in the NATO and the Pacific Commands, Dr. Mendis is currently a distinguished visiting professor of culture and diplomacy at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei.
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Davos 2021, The Great Reset- Richard Chen, Taiwan Center for Security Studies
The Davos Agenda at this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) was held virtually on the 25th of January, with a second phase of the forum being held in-person later this May in Singapore. The theme of this year’s summit is “The Great Reset”, signalingthat the coronavirus pandemic offers perhaps an opportunity to “reset and reshape” the world in a way that is more aligned with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, politicians, business leaders, and stakeholders from various industries all attended this multi-stakeholder forum online, seeking to address and partake in setting the global agenda ... Read more.
TCSS Take “As the world enters a time when countries across the globe consistently take the blunt of the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, China has somehow through its own means changed the rules of the game and repositioned itself on the world stage. - Gen. Juichou Richard Hu (ret.)
A specialist in security and strategy research, national defense policy, crisis management, strategic leadership and communication as well as public policy. General Hu is the Deputy Director of Taiwan Center for Security Studies.
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TCSS Take - On Last Week’s Edition
Dr. Ilias Iliopoulos
Opinion on Jan. 25, 2021 TCSS Security Commentary:
As my distinguished Colleague Professor Patrick Mendis rightly commented, President Biden’s advisors should not be “blind to those things Trump got right.”... Read more
Synergia Foundation Webinar: Director Fu-Kuo Liu of TCSS joined the 96th Synergia Forum on “Biden’s India Approach and the Asia Challenge" on January 14th, 2021 as a Special Expert.
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