研究稱中國未實現甲烷減排目標 NYT 20190130

Asia dominates world coal consumption, in which China shares roughly half of all world in both coal mines and burns.  When other financial institutions restrict their loans to coal industries, China increases it on the contrary.
亞洲在世界煤炭消費中占主導地位,其中中國在煤礦和燒傷中佔據全球約一半的煤炭消費量。 當其他金融機構限制對煤炭行業的貸款時,中國則相反增加。

為課稅鋪路 美商務部判定進口車威脅國安 自由 20190216

Anyone who has watched The Fate of the Furious might agree that the parts of automobiles are an issue of national security.


Swedish ambassador to China recalled after bizarre meeting over detained bookseller WP 20190214

Like Canada, the reason why the Nordic countries could play a neutral and humanitarian role in the international community is partly that they are at a remote location, free from involving into the most disputes as other places do. 

高俊明辭世、施明德痛哭:有真正高尚的人格 新頭殼20190215


獨家:美方望落實《台灣旅行法》 傳AIT緊鑼密鼓安排台美高層互訪! 讀報20190214

The US has passed serial legal bills, resolutions and executive orders to build a concrete floor for enhancing the US-Taiwan relations.
It needs time to cook.

美國將禁止中國設備進入5G市場 NYT 20190214

It is believed that President Trump will issue an executive order to prevent the use of 5G equipment from “adversarial powers,” which does not limit to HUAWEI and SINOTEC.

Using definition, not list, to regulate the targets of the enforcement of laws will give the US more flexibility in operational level.



Through the Japan-Korea merger of 1910, the Korean Emperor joined the Japanese Empire and became a member of the Japanese royal family.  Korea then was monarch sovereignty, not popular sovereignty, nation, meaning the Korean Emperor, not the people, has the ultimate authority to decide the fate of the nation.

South Korea politicos will never stop manipulating nationalism for its cheap political cost and the high returns, from the votes to the financial aides from Japan.  President Moon tore the agreement the former President Pak has made with Japan concerning the comfort women.

Does “the son of the main culprit of war crimes” bear the same crime as his ancestor even the son has done nothing?  If it is so, the war may last forever.  Perhaps it is the plot in the politicos' mind, not to end the war in order to take advantages from it from time to time.


陛下謝罪要求の韓国国会議長、ブルームバーグがインタビュー音声データ公開    Yahoo 20190213



South Korea Lawmaker Seeks Imperial Apology for Japan Sex Slaves   
Bloomberg 20190210
Japan’s emperor should hold hands with women forced to work in the country’s military brothels and make a personal apology if Tokyo wants to end the decades-old dispute, South Korea’s top lawmaker said.

National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang said in an interview Thursday that Japanese Emperor Akihito -- as the “the son of the main culprit of war crimes” -- should deliver the apology before his planned abdication in May.  Moon was asked how the two U.S. allies could resolve a worsening diplomatic feud fueled by disagreements over Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of the Korean Peninsula, much of it under the emperor’s late father, Hirohito.

“It only takes one word from the prime minister, who represents Japan -- I wish the emperor would do it since he will step down soon,” said Moon, South Korea’s No. 2 elected official and a former presidential envoy to Japan.  Isn’t he the son of the main culprit of war crimes?

“So, if a person like that holds the hands of the elderly and says he’s really sorry, then that one word will resolve matters once and for all,” he said.

The Japanese prime minister’s office didn’t immediately respond Friday to a request for comment on Moon’s remarks.

The speaker’s comments underscore the widening divide between the neighbors, whose ties have sunk to one of their lowest points in more than half a century.  The direct challenge to the emperor -- a revered figure, whose father was once considered a living god -- risked further angering Japan.

While Akihito offered his “deepest regret” in 1990 for Japan’s colonization of the peninsula, many Koreans argue the country has failed to properly atone for specific wrongdoings, especially forcing local women to serve as “comfort women” in military brothels.  Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak outraged Japan in 2012 when he demanded a fuller apology as a condition for an imperial visit.

The dispute reemerged after President Moon Jae-in was elected in 2017 and moved to undo the comfort women pact his predecessor reached with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  After the death of comfort woman-turned-campaigner Kim Bok-dong last month, Moon vowed to do everything in his power to “correct the history” for the 23 surviving victims.

In the interview, Moon Hee-sang said the “most sincere apologies” and compensation fund Abe offered comfort women in the December 2015 deal fell short of the sort of personal contrition German leaders have shown for their own country’s wartime atrocities.

“That is a legal apology,” he said Thursday.  “Countries can exchange apologies, but the problem is there are victims.”

More than 90 percent of South Koreans believed that Japan still needed to apologize over the comfort women issue, according to a joint survey of both countries published by the Seoul-based Hankook Daily and Tokyo-based Yomiuri newspaper in July.  That compared with less than 8 percent of Japanese who said another statement was necessary.

In 2001, Akihito told reporters that he felt affinity with Korea because one of his ancestors was said to have married a Korean princess.  The 85-year-old monarch is due to cede the throne to Crown Prince Naruhito in May, after saying his declining health had made it difficult to carry out his duties.

Moon Hee-sang, 73, has long been a fixture in progressive South Korean political circles and served as a top aide to the current president’s mentor. In July, he was elected speaker of the 300-seat National Assembly, a position of ceremonial rank second only to the president. The pair are not related.

Washington Visit
The speaker will likely be asked about South Korea-Japan ties next week, when he’s slated to lead a multiparty delegation to Washington to meet top U.S. officials including American counterpart Nancy Pelosi. The two sides are also expected to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month in Vietnam.

Moon Hee-sang described the summit as a “great opportunity that arrives once in a thousand years” to establish peace on the peninsula, which been in a state of unresolved war since 1950. Reduced hostilities between the two Koreas would also improve ties with Japan, he said.

The speaker credited Moon Jae-in with bringing Trump and Kim to the negotiating table.

“He is the president who has won trust from the both sides,” Moon Hee-sang said. “The three have a fantastic chemistry.”

— With assistance by Jon Herskovitz, Isabel Reynolds, and Emi Nobuhiro

(Updates with request for Japanese response in fifth paragraph.)

追憶永遠的秘書長黃爾璇教授 張葆源@民報 20190211




反對片面改變現狀 AIT:美國不支持台灣獨立公投 自由20190213

Many Taiwanese people are not able to distinguish the shared values from the national interests.  They are not always bind together.
The Formosa Alliance is making an excuse for China to invade Taiwan for free, which will force the US, as well as China, an dilemma between war and peace. 
It is especially true when the US and China are facing the national security stand-off.

白狼的統促黨比你想的更接地氣!宮廟、農漁會、深綠鄉鎮都有它 天下雜誌20180813


新疆「再教育營」:為何哈薩克族人遭到扣押 BBC 20190212

新疆「再教育營」:為何哈薩克族人遭到扣押    BBC 20190212
中國否認土耳其知名維吾爾族音樂家阿不都日衣木·艾衣提(Abdurehim Heyit,前譯黑伊特)在新疆的「再教育營」死亡,令外界再次關注中國新疆的「拘留中心」。中國政府堅稱那些是「再教育營」,但哈薩克人艾布塔(Aibota Serik)把這些中心比作「監獄」。她的父親被關在那裏。

藏獨女孩當選多倫多大學學生會長 中國留學生崩潰罷 蘋果20190211

Chemi Lhamo, born in Bylakuppe, India as a stateless, now a citizen of Canada by naturalization.
The image of the Chinese nationalism in the mind of Chinese is, in fact, the Han nationalism, or the Han Racialism, more precise.

中國經濟官家錢【台灣真要賺這筆? 談中國官二代資金外逃熱錢】


The end of the ‘1992 consensus’ HoonTing@Taipei Times 20190212

The end of the 1992 consensus    HoonTing@Taipei Times 20190212
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Early last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) each gave speeches that set off debate as to whether there really is such a thing as the so-called 1992 consensus.