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Yimou Lee
For Yimou Lee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Oct 12, 2022
Fearing war in Xi's next term, Taiwan bolsters defenses
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has made modernizing the country's armed forces a priority, developing what she has called "comprehensive asymmetric warfare capabilities."
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 6, 2022
Taiwan foresees more Chinese coercion and intimidation in Xi's next term
Beijing's once-in-five years leadership reshuffle is set for the Communist Party congress that starts Oct. 16, where Xi is poised to break with precedent and secure a third leadership term.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 19, 2022
Strong earthquake in southeastern Taiwan kills one and injures 146
More than 600 people are trapped on the scenic Chike and Liushishi mountain areas by blocked roads, though there were no injuries and rescuers were working to reopen the roads.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 16, 2022
'Humor over rumor': Taiwan eyes Ukraine messaging model if China attacks
Taiwan is looking at Ukraine's ways of communicating its message to the outside world at a time of conflict, by making use of tools such as satellites and deploying humor.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 2, 2022
Shooting down drone near China was 'appropriate,' says Taiwan's premier
The unidentified civilian drone entered Taiwan's airspace near an islet close to the Chinese city of Xiamen on Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 4, 2022
Suspected drones and cyberattacks in Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi visit
Pelosi praised Taiwan's democracy and pledged American solidarity during her brief stopover, adding that Chinese anger could not stop world leaders from traveling there.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 2, 2022
From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters
The capital of Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate some 12 million people, more than four times its population, in the event of a Chinese attack.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 16, 2022
Taiwan radio enthusiasts tune in as Chinese and U.S. warplanes crowd sensitive skies
A band of Taiwanese radio enthusiasts has been tuning in to related radio traffic and publishing the recordings online.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 24, 2022
Taiwan kept COVID below 15,000 cases in 2021. Now it has 80,000 a day, testing its 'new model'
Taiwan's approach stands in contrast with China, where strict measures to control outbreaks have led to the prolonged lockdown of Shanghai and movement curbs in numerous cities.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Mar 16, 2022
On Taiwanese island, drills underscore strategic importance and vulnerability
Taiwan held live-fire drills in its northernmost territory on Wednesday, putting the spotlight on a remote island that is strategically located at a chokepoint near China — and potentially vulnerable to attack.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 23, 2022
Taiwan casts wary eye at China amid Ukraine crisis
While Taipei is always on alert, there have been no unusual maneuvers by Chinese forces in recent days, officials say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 30, 2021
Taiwan chip industry emerges as battlefront in U.S.-China showdown
The foundries are so valuable to the global economy that some refer to Taiwan's chip sector as a "silicon shield" that deters a Chinese attack and ensures American support.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Dec 20, 2021
Case documents reveal extent of China's spying in Taiwan's military
Taiwan's spy catchers are battling a campaign that has compromised senior officers at the heart of the island's armed forces and government agencies.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 30, 2021
As China menaces Taiwan, the island's friends aid its secretive submarine project
Taipei has stealthily sourced technology, components and talent from at least seven nations to help it build a fleet with the potential to exact a heavy toll on any Chinese attack.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 5, 2021
Taiwan warns it needs to be on alert to 'over the top' China
Taiwan has reported 148 Chinese air force planes in the southern and southwestern part of its air defense zone over a four day period beginning on Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 8, 2021
China sends more jets as Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there's war
The democratic self-governed island has complained of repeated military activities by Beijing in recent months.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Feb 6, 2021
China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger
Taiwanese Coast Guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the front line of a new type of warfare that China is waging against Taiwan. China's weapon? Sand.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 11, 2020
How China is trying to subdue Taiwan with 'gray-zone' warfare
Beijing is conducting waves of threatening forays from the air while ratcheting up pressure tactics to erode Taiwan's will to resist, say current and former Taiwan military officers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 26, 2019
Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan
When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: a Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled democratic island.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Mar 18, 2019
Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears 'separatist' collusion
As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming under increased surveillance and harassment from pro-China media outlets and unofficial "operatives."

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