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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at a joint news conference held after their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. The two leaders agreed to keep enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea until it rids itself of nuclear weapons while pledging to address the billowing U.S. trade deficit with China. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

China: Taiwan Legislation Will ‘Cause Serious Disturbances to Sino-U.S. Relations’

China lodged strong objections to the Taiwan Travel Act this week as it emerged from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week and headed for a vote. China warns that the bill, which would enable American officials to travel to Taiwan for meetings with their counterparts and vice versa, would damage relations between America and China and threaten regional stability.

A deliveryman walks away from the entrance of a JW Marriott hotel in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Western Companies Bow to Chinese Bullying, Censor Mentions of Taiwan, Tibet on Websites

Marriott International was one of several companies caught up in China’s crackdown on foreign corporations that allegedly insult its territorial integrity by treating controversial or semi-autonomous regions like Tibet, Hong Kong, Macao, and especially Taiwan as separate “countries” on their websites. Days after the story broke, Marriott is still offering fulsome apologies and implementing a draconian “eight-point rectification plan” to get right with Beijing.

An aerial view shows a Taiwan Coast Guard vessel preparing for a search-and-rescue exercise off Taiping island, in the South China Sea , Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as part of efforts to cement its claim to a key island in the strategically vital waterbody. Eight vessels and three aircraft took part in Tuesday's drill, which simulated a fire aboard a cargo ship that forced crew members to seek safety on Taiping in the Spratly island group. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

China Floods Taiwan’s Skies with Aircraft Without Notice

Taiwan convened a National Security Council meeting this week and lodged a high-level formal protest with Beijing after China opened four new civilian flight paths over the Straits of Taiwan without warning and immediately filled them with civilian airliners.

A woman uses her smartphone in Beijing on November 11, 2017. China's smartphone masses splurged billions of dollars in an e-commerce bonanza on November 11 as consumers rushed to snap up bargains on 'Double 11', billed as the world's biggest one-day online shopping festival. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Court Convicts 85 for Phone Scams, over Half of Them Taiwanese

A court in Beijing handed down 85 lengthy prison sentences for telephone fraud on Thursday. 44 of the defendants hail from Taiwan, including the two who received the harshest 15-year sentences. The cases are part of a massive wave of telephone scams sweeping China, with tens of millions of dollars stolen.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a conference between Taiwan and China relations organized by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taipei on October 26, 2017. Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen said on October 26 that the end of China's landmark party congress marks an 'opportunity for change,' as she called for dialogue with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. / AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

China Rails Against ‘Deplorable’ Taiwanese President Visit to Hawaii

Despite China’s demands to deny her entry, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a scheduled stopover in Hawaii on Saturday, en route to the Pacific Islands. During her visit, she promised to boost Taiwan’s defense spending, prompting the outraged Chinese Communist Party organ Global Times to condemn her transit of U.S. territory as “deplorable.”

U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping

6 Ways Trump Admin Is Confronting an Increasingly Belligerent China

Since President Donald Trump took the oath of office in January, he has taken a series of actions and used diplomatic channels to put in place many of the China policies he spoke about on the campaign trail, including confronting the nation on trade, North Korea, the South China Sea, and human rights.

TSINGTAO - APRIL 23: A Chinese Navy submarine attends an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy on April 23, 2009 off Qingdao in Shandong Province. Fifty-six Chinese subs, destroyers, frigates, missile boats and planes were displayed off the eastern port city of Qingdao just weeks after tensions flared following a naval stand-off with the United States in the South China Sea. POOL (Photo by Guang Niu/AFP/Getty Images)

China Mulls Bill Demanding Submarines Travel on Surface in South China Sea

China is considering modifications to its maritime law that would require foreign vessels to identify themselves to Beijing and would require submarines to travel above the surface. As China considers most of the South China Sea and some of the East China Sea as its own, the law would thus require Vietnamese, Philippine, and other vessels to report to China in their own domestic waters.