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Michal Thim
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Michal Thim

Behind the US’ smaller arms package to Taiwan lie bigger problems for China

Michal Thim says it’s not the size of the most recent arms sale to Taipei that should concern Beijing, but the increasing frequency of the deals and the fact Europe now seems willing to confront China

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Michal Thim

Michal Thim

Michal Thim is a Taiwan analyst at the Prague-based think tank, Association for International Affairs (AMO), and a member of the Centre for International Maritime Security with a research focus on cross-strait relations, and East and Southeast Asian regional politics and security. Michal was director of the AMO Research Centre from July 2007 until August 2010. He studied in the Asia-Pacific Studies programme at the National Chengchi University (Taiwan) in 2010-2012 and returned to Taiwan in 2014 as a visiting researcher in the Taiwan Fellowship programme.