<p><strong>Cat vs wolf.</strong> Beijing’s increasingly assertive foreign policy — including on reunification — has been dubbed “<a href=”https://www.economist.com/china/2020/05/28/chinas-wolf-warrior-diplomacy-gamble” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>wolf warrior</a>” diplomacy after a recent blockbuster Chinese film of the same title. But faced with the wolf, Tsai <a href=”https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Taiwan-s-cat-warriors-counter-attacks-from-China-s-wolves” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>instructed</a> her top diplomats to view their much smaller country’s strategy as that of a cat, nimbly using soft power to promote Taiwan as peace-loving and compassionate — the antithesis to Chin belligerence and bullying.</p><p>When China moved to end democracy in Hong Kong, for example, Tsai offered political asylum to <a href=”https://www.gzeromedia.com/what-were-watching-taiwan-braces-for-hong-kongers-covid-helps-scrap-subsidies-eu-calls-out-china” target=”_self”>Hong Kong citizens fleeing oppression</a>. In the early stages of the pandemic, while Chinese suppliers were squeezing countries desperate for PPE, Tsai <a href=”https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Taiwan-counters-China-s-isolation-campaign-with-mask-diplomacy” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>donated</a> 50 million Taiwan-made

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