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China warns US against military contacts with Taiwan

August 22, 2017 10:30 pm
China warns US against military contacts with Taiwan

China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has warned the United States against any military contacts with Taiwan ahead of brief visits to the US by the “defense minister” of the self-ruled island territory, which is claimed by China. “China consistently insists on using the ‘One China’ principle in handling […]

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Taiwanese economy minister Lee Chih-Kung resigns after massive blackout

August 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Taiwanese  economy minister Lee Chih-Kung resigns after massive blackout

Taiwan’s former economy minister Lee Chih-Kung leaves a press conference (photo by AFP) Taiwan’s economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat. The power outage plunged traffic, shopping malls, and offices […]

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Beijing calls on Washington to avoid damaging Sino-US ties over Taiwan

July 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Beijing calls on Washington to avoid damaging Sino-US ties over Taiwan

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang Beijing has lodged an official complaint with Washington over the passage of a bill that would expand military ties between the United States and Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Monday expressed his country’s opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) […]

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China warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen over ‘very dangerous’ remarks

July 14, 2017 10:30 pm
China warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen over ‘very dangerous’ remarks

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen China has warned Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, saying her remarks about the death of a Nobel Peace laureate were “very dangerous” for cross-strait relations. Beijing’s reaction on Friday came a day after Tsai said the self-ruled island hoped China could promote political reform after Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo died of cancer. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China’s Taiwan […]

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China carrier ‘enters Taiwan defense zone’

July 13, 2017 12:48 pm
China carrier ‘enters Taiwan defense zone’

China’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Taiwan says a Chinese aircraft carrier has entered its “air defense identification zone (ADIZ)” and is being monitored by Taipei as the carrier sails back from a trip to Hong Kong. Taiwan’s […]

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Outraged China urges US to revoke arms sales to Taiwan

June 30, 2017 11:00 am
Outraged China urges US to revoke arms sales to Taiwan

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang An outraged China has urged the US to revoke immediately its “wrong decision” to sell $1.42 billion worth of arms to Taiwan which Beijing considers a renegade province.  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Friday Beijing has lodged a formal protest with Washington and […]

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Taiwan struggles with floods after torrential rain

June 2, 2017 12:12 pm
Taiwan struggles with floods after torrential rain

Heavy rain causes flooding in Jinshan, New Taipei City, on June 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, with rescuers helping residents evacuate as they struggled against the torrents. Cars, homes and businesses were left underwater after 600 millimeters […]

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China calls on US to cease arms sales to Taiwan

March 20, 2017 4:30 pm
China calls on US to cease arms sales to Taiwan

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has warned the United States against arms sales to Taiwan amid reports that Washington has begun considering a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruled island. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday that Beijing’s resolute opposition to US arms […]

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Taiwan starts to brandish ‘the China threat’

March 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Taiwan starts to brandish ‘the China threat’

Taiwanese soldiers stand next to home-made Tien Chien surface-to-air missiles during an annual drill in Tainan, January 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Taiwanese defense report has raised concerns over China’s military modernization efforts and its recent drills around Taiwan. “The recent activity of Chinese jets and ships around Taiwan […]

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Taipei, Beijing quarrel over arrest in ‘spying’ case

March 13, 2017 11:14 am
Taipei, Beijing quarrel over arrest in ‘spying’ case

A senior Taiwanese official says China does not correctly understand self-ruled Taiwan’s judicial system, days after Beijing accused Taiwan of seeking to stir up tensions by arresting a Chinese national over espionage charges. Taiwanese authorities detained a Chinese student on suspicion of breaching national security laws on Friday, according to […]

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