Xi Spits Back Mattis’ ‘Medium-tough’ South China Sea Saber-Rattle

Mattis had arrived in Beijing to deliver what a pentagon official told Financial Times would be a “medium-tough” warning over China’s militarization of the South China Sea, but Xi clearly likes his steaks on the rarer, if not quite bloody, side.

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Xi Whistles in the Wind

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act (TTA) into law on March 16, 2018 – a carefully-worded agreement that opens the door for bilateral meetings between high-level officials from Taiwan and the US.

A senior US official, Alex Wong (黃之瀚), the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau, visited Taiwan on Tuesday just after Taiwan Travel Act was signed by Trump.

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