Volume 2, Issue 1

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January - March 2000 · Published: Apr 2000

Daily Digest

Nikkei Asia – Yellen cites China overproduction as G7 ministers meeting opens

As Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Italy from Thursday, a major topic is the fragmentation of world trade, a problem that U.S. and Europe blame partly on overproduction in China.

Associated Press – Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both powers to resolve their differences.

Associated Press – Taiwan tracks dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast on 2nd day of drills

Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast Friday on the second day of a large exercise China’s People’s Liberation Army held in response to the island’s new leadership.

The Diplomat – Will Frozen China-South Korea Relations Thaw as Seoul Hosts Upcoming Trilateral Summit?

The trilateral relationship between the United States, Japan, and South Korea has gained significant attention, especially following their historic meeting at Camp David last August.

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.