Taiwan

Taiwanese Rally to Support Hong Kong’s Anti-China Protests

Pro-democracy groups in Taipei organized a solidarity protest Tuesday in front of the Hong Kong representative office in Taiwan’s capital against a proposed extradition bill that would grant China access to dissidents in the autonomous regime.

Foreign students In Japan hold up a placard which says No China Extradition at Meiji University on June 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Students gathered in Meiji University to show their support as Hong Kong braced for another mass rally in a show of strength against the government over a …

China Furious as U.S. Considers $2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

The United States may be preparing an arms sale to Taiwan that will exceed $2 billion in value, including both ground and anti-aircraft weapons. China responded angrily to news of the sale, warning it could inflict “serious harm” on fragile relations between Washington and Beijing.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrives at the Tsoying navy base in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on March 21, 2017. Taiwan formally launched an ambitious project to build its own submarines as the island faces growing military threats from China as relations deteriorate. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH (Photo credit should …

Taiwan Urges China to ‘Sincerely Repent’ for Tiananmen Massacre on 30th Anniversary

The Taiwanese government urged Communist China to “sincerely repent” for the Tiananmen Square massacre on its 30th anniversary. Beijing has no intention of apologizing for the brutality or even acknowledging its full measure, but others around the world took steps to observe the anniversary and honor the courage of the pro-democracy demonstrators who were slaughtered in 1989.

FILE - In this June 4, 1989 file photo, a rickshaw driver peddles wounded people, with the help of bystanders, to a nearby hospital in Beijing after they were injured during clashes with Chinese soldiers in Tiananmen Square. The crackdown ended a period of relative political openness, led to the …

Chinese Defense Minister: Tiananmen Square Massacre Was ‘Correct Policy’

China’s defense minister, General Wei Fenghe, told an audience in Singapore Sunday that the Tiananmen Square massacre – the brutal crackdown of anti-communist protests in Beijing in 1989 – was a “correct policy” and credited the mass murder with bringing “stability and development” to the country.

BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 3: A People's Liberation Army(PLA) soldier stands guard under an umbrella at Tiananmen Square 03 June. In addition to uniformed troops, plainclothed police reinforce security one day prior to the fourth anniversary of the Jun 1989 massacre of pro-democracy activists here. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should …

Taiwan Simulates Chinese Invasion in Live-Fire Military Exercise

The Taiwanese military staged its largest live-fire military drill in five years on Wednesday morning, sending 20 warships and 22 jet fighters to simulate repelling a Chinese raid on an important military port and dealing with a massive air attack across the Taiwan Strait.

Special forces personnel walk beside an armoured personnel carrier during a military drill at Hualien port on May 22, 2019. (Photo by HSU Tsun-hsu / AFP) (Photo credit should read HSU TSUN-HSU/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Legalize Gay Marriage

Lawmakers in Taiwan approved legislation on Friday legalizing the process of gay marriage, despite the country’s population voting overwhelmingly last year to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. 

Peo-same sex marriage demonstrators display the sign outside the Parliament in Taipei on November 30, 2013. Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriages took to the streets in Taiwan amid an ongoing debate in parliament over a controversial bill to legalise such unions. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh (Photo credit should …

Thousands in Hong Kong Protest China Extradition Plan

Huge demonstrations filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as people enraged by the jail sentences recently handed down to democracy movement leaders turned out to protest an extradition agreement with China.

Hong Kong’s China extradition plan sparks alarm

Taiwanese Students Form Coalition to Combat Chinese Fake News

A coalition of Taiwanese student groups announced the creation of the “Youth Front for Boycotting Fake News” over the weekend. The organization intends to challenge Chinese efforts to influence Taiwanese culture and politics with propaganda.

Hong Kong pro-democracy student leader Joshua Wong, center, listens to speakers during a democracy forum in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Taiwan will hold its presidential elections on Jan. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

U.S. Envoy Calls for Taiwan to Join Interpol, World Health Organization

U.S. envoy Brent Christensen, the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan, on Monday pledged continuing U.S. support for Taiwan to join international organizations like Interpol and the World Health Organization (WHO) despite China’s campaign to isolate the island nation.

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Taiwan Deports Chinese Scholar for Promoting Unification

Taiwan on Friday expelled visiting mainland academic Li Yi of China’s Renmin University on the grounds that he planned to deliver a speech promoting the “one country, two systems” model of unification between Taiwan and China. Taiwanese authorities judged the speech would be a violation of his terms of entry and could “endanger national security and cause public unrest.”

China President Xi Jinping Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

John Bolton Denounces ‘Provocation’ of Chinese Jets Violating Taiwan Airspace

Two Chinese fighter jets violated the airspace of Taiwan on Sunday, prompting the island to scramble its own fighters and warn the Chinese planes away. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton denounced China’s behavior on Monday as a “provocation” that will only strengthen Taiwan’s resolve.

This picture taken on Septernber 12, 2015 shows the J-11B fighter aircraft from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force performing at the Dafangshen airport in Changchun, China's Jilin province during the bi-annual Changchun airshow. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)