July 13, 2020

‘The World is Watching’: New Hong Kong Security Law Wide in Interpretation Against Any Action Deemed Anti-Government (CBN News)

In Focus South Asia Russia-sponsored Assassins, Cold war in Pacific (Indus News)

Larus Offers Comments on Indus News on International Law and South China Sea Disputes

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, offered comments June 29 on Indus News on disputes in the South China Sea. Professor Larus indicated that a late June statement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) affirming that international law should be the basis for determining sovereignty and entitlements in the South China Sea is a rebuke of China’s claim to the vast waters on historical grounds. Dr. Larus indicated that previous statements on the South China Sea either were retracted or did not name China, and that the June 2020 statement was a rare instance of unity among Southeast Asian nations in the face of Chinese aggression.

Professor Larus’s commentary begins 20 minutes into the program.

Larus Comments on Taiwan Recall Vote, U.S.-China Relations

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on Taiwan and U.S. politics on Squawk Box Asia, CNBC Asia, on June 9, 2020. Overblown promises, an ambitious presidential bid, efforts to move Taiwan closer to China, and the HK protests all contributed to the historic recall of Han Kuo-yu, mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s critical industrial city. Regarding the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Larus claimed that a Democratic administration may not be much kinder to China than the Trump administration.

View part of the interview at  athttps://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/06/09/china-should-not-expect-an-easier-relationship-with-biden-professor.html

China Telecom Urges U.S. Regulators Not To Revoke Operations in U.S. (CNBC Asia)

China should not expect an easier relationship in a Biden administration: Professor (CNBC.com)

Larus Comments on Indus News on U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on pending torpedo sales to Taiwan. Dr. Larus explained that the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act legally obligates the United States to sell arms to Taiwan to defend itself against military threat. The torpedo sales, announced on the day of Tsai Ing-wen’s presidential inauguration, sends a political signal that the United States is upholding a longstanding commitment to a democratic ally.

Larus’ commentary begins at 16 minutes into the program at https://youtu.be/X4bvwmP1OFw.

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The Taipei Act: Well Intended But Uncertain? (Taiwan Insight)

PSIA Professor Larus comments on Indus News on US citizen protests against closures (News Wire)