Sept 20, 2006, Daily Links
What mess! Coup in Thailand, and protesters count coup on each other here.
Jim in Japan points out this report in the Daily Yomiuri on Japan effectively upgrading its relations with Taiwan The View from Taiwan blogs on Tom Plate's article on the overblown presentation on the China threat. Sun Bin comments on it too. Several blogs, including the View, the Foreigner, and Chewin in the Chung, were quick to pick up on the possibility of the largely pro-Blue officer corps moving against the President here, whom they detest, stimulated by the Thai coup to remove the apparently corrupt Thaksin. Jerome Keating has a whole series of essays on the Shih Ming-teh-led Blue protests. Good stuff. Media: Reports of violence in Tainan and Kaohsiung when pro-Blue and pro-Green protesters clashed.