Foreign Correspondence

Propping Up Dictators

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It was all smiles and “brotherly love” as Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh received full state honors and a 21-gun salute from Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeouin Taipei late last month. Jammeh, making his […]

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Foreign Correspondence

Beijing’s Cash Bid in Taiwan

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT —  China is finding that it may not need to threaten or invade this diplomatically isolated island, which it considers a rogue province. It’s doing just fine buying influence from the inside […]

Foreign Correspondence

China’s Space Race

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT —  China’s manual docking of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft may not be a giant leap for mankind. But the milestone is one solid step further in China’s race to catch the US space and […]