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12/01/2018 No. 136
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This website aims at improving the Sino-U.S. relations and promoting peace between the mainland and Taiwan. It is published at a critical juncture in Chinese and American history when both countries can celebrate a fruitful mutual engagement, yet face some uncertainties for their long-term interactions.
It is run by the China-U.S. Friendship Exchange, Inc., which was founded in Northern California in September 2006 by Dr. Sheng-Wei Wang, a scholar, writer and media figure. The site will host monthly web publications by invited experts on major China-U.S. issues and related Taiwan topics. Forums and book publications are planned as the website further expands in the future.
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12/01/2018   Beipanjiang Bridge: China’s impossible engineering feat – BBC
The Beipanjiang Bridge, suspended 565m above remote south-west mountains in China, took decades to construct and has revolutionized bridge-building around the world.
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12/01/2018   Capitalism Versus State Capitalism
By Yung-Sheng Cha
Several experts wrote about the "Thucydides Trap" in which a rising power is challenging a ruling power. In twelve of the sixteen cases in history, it ended in bloodshed. This time they are referring to the rivalry between China (a rising power) and the U. S. (a ruling power). The question often asked is: can a military confrontation between China and the U. S. be avoided?
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12/01/2018   From rank outsider to mayor of Kaohsiung: meet the man who wooed Taiwan’s electorate
By Lawrence Chung
Han Kuo-yu was considered to have no chance when he was named as the Kuomintang’s candidate, but his bold promises and clever use of social media saw him home.
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In this publication, we offer 1) “Beipanjiang Bridge: China’s impossible engineering feat – BBC” by BBC; 2) “Capitalism Versus State Capitalism” by Yung-Sheng Cha; and 3) “From rank outsider to mayor of Kaohsiung: meet the man who wooed Taiwan’s electorate“ by Lawrence Chung.

In the Music Section, we have Pu Su (樸樹) singing “The Birch Forest” (白樺林) and more:


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