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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US to let in Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, rejecting China’s request to block visit

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen The United States government has turned down China’s request to block Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s planned stopover on US soil in the coming weeks, further fueling tensions caused by President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Tsai. According to US State Department spokesman Mark Toner, Tsai’s trip would be based on “long-standing US practice, […]

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen apologizes to aboriginals for ‘suffering’

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (AFP Photo) Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has for the first time formally apologized to the indigenous minority living on the island for centuries-long oppression committed against them.  “I apologize to the indigenous people on behalf of the government, to give our deepest apology over the suffering and injustice you endured over […]

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China warns Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen against independence

Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during her inauguration ceremony in Taipei on May 20, 2016. ©AFP China warns Taiwan’s new leader against seeking independence, saying peace would be “impossible” if she attempts to move away from the mainland. “If independence is pursued, it will be impossible to have peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits,” China’s Taiwan Affairs […]

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