Volume 1, Issue 3

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October - December 1999 · Published: Jan 2000

Daily Digest

Reuters – China’s foreign minister calls Taiwan’s new president ‘disgraceful’

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called Taiwan’s newly-inaugurated President Lai Ching-te “disgraceful” on Tuesday, stepping up Beijing’s rhetoric just a day after he took office.

Reuters – New Taiwanese president calls on China to stop its threats

Taiwan President Lai Ching-te asked China on Monday to stop its military and political threats, saying in his inauguration speech that peace was the only choice and that Beijing had to respect the choice of the Taiwanese people.

The Diplomat – Philippines Calls for International Probe Into Environmental Damage at Disputed Shoal

The Philippines has accused Chinese fishermen of destroying the marine environment at Scarborough Shoal, a disputed feature controlled by China’s coast guard in the South China Sea, calling on Beijing to open the atoll to international security.

Reuters – China launches anti-dumping probe into EU, US, Japan, Taiwan plastics

China’s commerce ministry on Sunday launched an anti-dumping probe into POM copolymers, a type of engineering plastic, imported from the European Union, United States, Japan and Taiwan.

Reuters – New Taiwanese president calls on China to stop its threats

Taiwan President Lai Ching-te asked China on Monday to stop its military and political threats, saying in his inauguration speech that peace was the only choice and that Beijing had to respect the choice of the Taiwanese people.

Reuters – Philippines urges China to allow scrutiny of disputed South China Sea shoal

The Philippines challenged China on Monday to open Scarborough Shoal to international scrutiny after it accused Beijing of destroying the shoal’s marine environment.