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Former Top US Defense Officials Visits Taiwan Amid Tension

Former Top US Defense Officials Visits Taiwan Amid Tension

In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin dismissed the U.S. delegation's visit, saying it was “futile for the U.S. to send anyone to demonstrate its so-called support for Taiwan."

01 March 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Outrage In Taiwan As Huang Yu-ting Trains In 'Chinese Suit,' PM Wants Athlete Punished

Beijing Winter Olympics: Outrage In Taiwan As Huang Yu-ting Trains In 'Chinese Suit,' PM Wants Athlete Punished

Symbols of the two sides are especially sensitive at a time when China's ruling Communist Party, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory.

20 February 2022

Will China Invade Taiwan In 2022?

In October 2021, a record 149 Chinese fighters roared through Taiwan’s identification zone, in a space of four days. The pattern of flying bombers to...

China Downgrades Ties With Lithuania After Taiwan Opens De Facto Embassy

China Downgrades Ties With Lithuania After Taiwan Opens De Facto Embassy

The move could further damage Beijing’s relations with the European Union, as Lithuania, the tiny Baltic nation with less than three million population, is...

21 November 2021

Doubts Over Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai's Email Raise Safety Concerns

Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted by a former top government...

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14 October 2021
US-China Conflict Intensifies As China's Tensions With Taiwan Raise

US-China Conflict Intensifies As China's Tensions With Taiwan Raise

China recently sent a record number of military aircraft inside Taiwan's air defense zone. This started a row of diplomatic volleys as US termed China's...


06 October 2021
French Senators Reach Taiwan Amid Heightened Tensions With China

French Senators Reach Taiwan Amid Heightened Tensions With China

China's ambassador to France Lu Shaye sent a warning letter in February calling on Richard to cancel the Taiwan visit, according to local media reports.


25 September 2021
Taiwan's Opposition Chooses Its New Leader Under China Pressure

Taiwan's Opposition Chooses Its New Leader Under China Pressure

China has threatened to use force to bring Taiwan under its control and has increasingly mobilized military, diplomatic and economic pressure.


23 September 2021
Anguished Over Taiwan's Interest To Join Pacific Trade Group, China Displays Force

Anguished Over Taiwan's Interest To Join Pacific Trade Group, China Displays Force

China sent 19 fighter jets towards Taiwan over its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that it has also applied to join.


28 August 2021
China Protests Passage Of US Navy, Coast Guard Ships in Taiwan Strait

China Protests Passage Of US Navy, Coast Guard Ships in Taiwan Strait

A statement posted on the China's defence ministry website called the move provocative and said it shows that the United States is the biggest threat to peace...


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11 August 2021
Taiwanese Books Lose Markets In China Amid Rising Tensions

Taiwanese Books Lose Markets In China Amid Rising Tensions

In recent years, China has cut the flow of Chinese tourists and students to Taiwan and blocked its artists from taking part in Taiwan’s Golden Rooster and...


24 July 2021
Typhoon In-fa To Make Landfall In China Over Weekend

Typhoon In-fa To Make Landfall In China Over Weekend

Forecasters say Typhoon In-fa is moving toward China and is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province either Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning.


04 June 2021
Taiwan, Sparring With China, Receives Vaccines From Japan

Taiwan, Sparring With China, Receives Vaccines From Japan

The donation underscores how geopolitics have come to impact the global vaccination rollout, as countries scramble to secure enough vaccines for their...


02 April 2021
34 Killed, Dozens Injured In Train Crash In Taiwan

34 Killed, Dozens Injured In Train Crash In Taiwan

Reports said a truck fell from a cliff above and landed on the tracks, where a train emerging from a tunnel smashed into it.


27 January 2021
China Flies Military Planes Over Taiwan to ‘Warn’ Against Foreign Interference In Region

China Flies Military Planes Over Taiwan to ‘Warn’ Against Foreign Interference In Region

China sent eight bombers and four fighter jets into Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Saturday, according to Taiwan's Defence Ministry.


18 November 2020
Taiwan Grounds All F-16 Fighter Jets For Checks After One Goes Missing

Taiwan Grounds All F-16 Fighter Jets For Checks After One Goes Missing

The plane's disappearance follows the crash of an F-5E fighter during a training mission last month that killed the pilot.


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16 October 2020
Chinese Company Offers Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine To Students

Chinese Company Offers Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine To Students

China National Biotech Group says it will provide the vaccine for free to Chinese students who study abroad.


26 August 2020
China Protests Alleged US Spy Plane Incursion During Drills

China Protests Alleged US Spy Plane Incursion During Drills

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense said the action had 'seriously interfered in normal exercise activities' and 'severely...


16 June 2020
Why Democratic Progressive Party Of Taiwan Is Anathema To China

Why Democratic Progressive Party Of Taiwan Is Anathema To China

Taiwan’s relationship with China is not just a bilateral issue; it also has geo-strategic and security implications for the Asia-Pacific, now rechristened...


12 April 2020
Taiwan Bucks Coronavirus Sports Cancellations With New Baseball Season

Taiwan Bucks Coronavirus Sports Cancellations With New Baseball Season

Despite its proximity and trade links with China, Taiwan has so far managed to keep a lid on the pandemic now sweeping the globe


02 January 2020
Taiwan's Top Military Officer, 7 Others Killed After Chopper Crashed In Mountains

Taiwan's Top Military Officer, 7 Others Killed After Chopper Crashed In Mountains

Taiwan's chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming was killed in the accident.


09 July 2019
US Approves $2.2 Billion Arms Sale To Taiwan

US Approves $2.2 Billion Arms Sale To Taiwan

The Pentagon confirmed the approval on Monday, which includes the sale of 108 Abrams tanks, 250 Stinger missiles and related equipment.


17 May 2019
Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Union

Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Union

The island's lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions', and a second clause, that would let them apply...


18 April 2019
Strong 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Rattles Buildings In Taipei

Strong 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Rattles Buildings In Taipei

Footage run by Taiwanese television station showed overturned furniture in homes and offices, and at least one landslide along the mountainous and lightly...


08 April 2019
Cathay Dragon Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Taiwan

Cathay Dragon Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Taiwan

Cathay has said the aircraft was an Airbus A330 and that the emergency was caused by a 'technical failure on one of the engines'.


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