Dominican Republic severs relations with Taiwan in win for China

The Dominican Republic’s Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas (5th-R) meets with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (4th-R) and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd-R) at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, China, May 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic has severed its diplomatic ties with Taiwan, officially recognizing Chinese sovereignty over […]

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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 into darkness early Tuesday evening, […]

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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 Affairs Office, accused Tsai of aggravating […]

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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 sales to Taiwan was clear […]

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