Tag: Taiwan

In this April 12, 2018 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Liaoning aircraft carrier is accompanied by navy frigates and submarines conducting an exercises in the South China Sea. China has announced live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan. The …

China Holds Anti-Mine Exercise with Live Weapons in East China Sea

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) conducted a competitive mine warfare exercise in the East China Sea last week. The exercise was intended to help the Chinese military both become more adept at clearing minefields and more skilled at creating them.

James Moriarty, Marie Royce, Tsai Ing-wen, William Moser, Kin Moy

U.S. Angers China by Opening De Facto Embassy in Taiwan

The United States officially opened its new “American Institute in Taiwan” complex in Taipei on Tuesday, in a ceremony attended by senior U.S. and Taiwanese officials, including Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. China formally protested the ceremony as a “serious violation of the ‘One China’ principle” and said it “negatively impacts China-U.S. relations.”

A United Continental Holdings Inc. airplane prepares for landing as the New York City skyline stands in the background at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. United Airlines is under fire for forcibly removing a passenger from a plane in Chicago …

U.S. Airlines Resist ‘Orwellian Nonsense’ of Chinese Speech Controls

The Wall Street Journal noted on Monday that several U.S. airlines appear to be resisting Beijing’s demand to change their websites to describe Taiwan as part of China. The Trump White House denounced such demands as “Orwellian nonsense” over the weekend.

White House Economic advisor Larry Kudlow reacted to the stock market jitters following China’s decision to levy tariffs on American products in response to President Donald Trump’s tough actions on China.

Taiwan Thanks White House for Standing Up to China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Taiwan on Sunday thanked the White House for standing up to China, after Beijing recently threatened U.S. airlines to change the way they listed Taiwan on their websites.

Wang Qishan, Miguel Vargas

Dominican Republic Breaks with Taiwan, Moves into China’s Orbit After $3 Billion Payoff

The Dominican Republic announced on Monday that it will break diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establish diplomatic relations with mainland China, and recognize Taiwan as an “inalienable part of Chinese territory.” The move came after China offered the Dominican Republic a $3 billion investment and loan package, and fits neatly into China’s strategy of isolating Taiwan.

Since coming to power Xi Jinping has presided over sweeping reforms intended to transform China's military into a modern fighting force

China Warns Taiwan: America Can’t Protect You

China warned Taiwanese separatists through its state media Friday to prepare for further military drills amid increased calls for full independence, warning that the U.S. “cannot protect them.”

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participate in a ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the second annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing on December 13, 2017. Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping …

Poll: 70% of Taiwanese Ready for War with China if Attacked

A survey released by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy on Thursday suggested the vast majority of Taiwanese prefer to maintain the status quo in their uneasy relationship with China, but they are ready to fight if China attempts to impose reunification through military force.

Busan Film Review: ‘Missing Johnny’

Beijing Bans Taiwanese Film over ‘Pro-Independence’ Actor

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council is crying foul after Beijing indefinitely suspended screenings of the movie Missing Johnny, whose star Lawrence Ko has evidently been blacklisted for favoring Taiwanese independence.

Relations between Taipei and Beijing have rapidly deteriorated since the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen last year

China Furious with U.S.-Taiwan Travel Bill, Steps Up Effort to Isolate Taipei

China reacted with fury after the U.S. Senate passed the Taiwan Travel Act on Wednesday, condemning it as a serious violation of the “One China” principle and stepping up its efforts to isolate Taipei. In fact, the Taiwanese interpret some of China’s warnings as threats of military action.