David Clapp

Taiwan Coast Guard
Taiwan and US Announce New Coast Guard Pact
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Thursday, March 25 that it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United States on a new Coast Guard pact. American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director...
President Biden
In First Press Conference, Biden Aims To Check China’s Ambitions
U.S. President Joe Biden held the first formal news conference of his presidency on March 25, taking questions in the East Room of the White House on a range of topics, including immigration, the Senate filibuster, and...
Scott Perry
US Proposes Bill To Include Taiwan in ‘NATO Plus’ Group
U.S. Representative Scott Perry recently proposed a bill in Congress to include Taiwan in the NATO plus five countries. Perry, the Republican representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, introduced the “Taiwan PLUS Act” in the House...
The United States, European Union, Canada, and Britain launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over their involvement in persecuting the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang.
US, EU Imposing Sanctions Over China’s Uyghur Abuses
The United States joined the European Union, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand on March 22 to impose sanctions on several Chinese officials for human rights abuses against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang region. ...
chess set
Top US and China Diplomats To Meet in Anchorage, Alaska
U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security advisers will meet with Chinese diplomats on March 18 in a high-stakes showdown that could determine whether Washington and Beijing are headed for a new Cold War or...
Sandstorm in Beijing
Skies Darken as China’s Worst Sandstorm in a Decade Chokes Beijing
China’s capital city woke up to dust-choked skies on March 15 as it experienced what its weather bureau has called the worst sandstorm in a decade. The thick dust shrouded Beijing’s iconic landmarks, including the...