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Taiwan speaks out against China military drills

December 26, 2017 2:00 am
Taiwan speaks out against China military drills

This file picture, taken in December 2016, shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets waiting on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China’s northeast coast. (By AFP) Taiwan’s military officials claim China’s reportedly frequent and growing military drills near the island are an […]

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China jails 85, including dozens of Taiwanese, over wire fraud

December 21, 2017 2:03 am
China jails 85, including dozens of Taiwanese, over wire fraud

In this photo taken April 13, 2016, and released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese and Taiwanese suspects involved in wire fraud are escorted off a plane upon arriving at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China. (Via AP) A court in Beijing has jailed 85 people, including dozens of Taiwanese, for […]

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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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Taiwan has no diplomatic future: China

March 8, 2017 6:55 pm
Taiwan has no diplomatic future: China

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (photo by AFP) China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Taiwan has no diplomatic future, pointing to the self-ruled island’s diminishing number of formal allies across the globe. Speaking on Wednesday at his annual news conference on the sidelines of the ongoing meeting of China’s parliament, […]

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China will not tolerate Taiwan independence bid: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang

March 6, 2017 10:30 pm
China will not tolerate Taiwan independence bid: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is shown on a screen as he speaks during the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), in Beijing, March 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) China has once again ruled out the notion of independence for Taiwan, saying it will not tolerate any form […]

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Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

February 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

This picture taken on February 16, 2017 shows Yao Shuen-ting, a co-founder of game developer Red Candle Games, speaking during an interview in Taipei. As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island’s “White Terror” is winning rave […]

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