Links (February 2022)

China parliament to choose stimulus over reforms as economy slows
(Reuters, 02/28/22, Kevin Yao)

Biden sends former top defense officials to Taiwan in show of support
(Reuters, 02/28/2022, Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom)

Singapore strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: PM Lee
(Straits Times, 02/28/2022, Hariz Baharudin)

Singapore to impose sanctions on Russia, including bank transactions
(Reuters, 02/28/2022, Aradhana Aravindan)

PAP’s Christopher de Souza to 4G leaders: Please apply your minds to succession planning
(Straits Times, 02/28/2022, Linette Lai)

HK’s population fell by 23,600 last year: officials
(RTHK, 02/28/2022)

Taiwan says chip companies complying with Russia export controls
(Reuters, 02/27/2022, Ben Blanchard)

Total stoppage in production and shipment of Russian Elbrus and Baikal
(, 02/27/2022)

China’s SWIFT alternative may undercut US sanctions
(Asia Times, 02/25/2022, David P Goldman)

China Is About to Regulate AI—and the World Is Watching
(Wired, 02/22/2022, Jennifer Conrad and Will Knight)

China Crackdown Risk Roars Back in Probe of Jack Ma’s Empire
(Bloomberg, 02/22/2022, Coco Liu, Zheping Huang, and Vlad Savov)

Op-Ed: How Nixon’s fabled trip to China, 50 years ago this week, led to today’s Taiwan crisis
(Los Angeles Times, 02/21/22, James Mann)

CCP Gestures Towards Women’s Rights to Sweeten Pro-natalist Shift
(China Digital Times, 02/18/2022, Oliver Young)

Citi moves senior equities staff out of Hong Kong to Singapore and elsewhere amid Covid-19 woes
(Bloomberg via Straits Times, 02/17/2022)

Guangdong sending help to HK to fight Covid
(RTHK, 02/17/2022)

For two years, Hong Kong held off the pandemic. Then, everything fell apart
(Washington Post, 02/16/2022, Shibani Mahtani and Theodora Yu)

Hong Kong faces its worst outbreak of the pandemic even as it sticks with ‘zero-COVID’ strategy
(AP via PBS, 02/16/2022)

Vaccine maker Moderna to establish subsidiary in Taiwan
(CNA – Focus Taiwan, 02/16/2022, Christie Chen)

U.S. Sees China Watching Ukraine Crisis as Proxy for Taiwan
(Bloomberg, 02/11/2022, Peter Martin)

Mystery Plane Tests ‘Loophole’ in Taiwan’s Defenses
(WSJ, 02/11/2022, Joyu Wang)

Vatican scoffs at Taiwan, Hong Kong pullout rumors
(, 02/11/22, Christopher Joseph)

Singapore’s Energy Dilemma a Small-Nation Warning
(Bloomberg, 02/10/2022, Ann Koh)

Taiwan is making new friends in Europe. China isn’t happy about it
(, 02/02/22, David Hutt)