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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.”

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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)

Tsai Ing-wen in Hawaii: ‘U.S. Commitment to Taiwan Stronger than Ever’

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a stopover in Hawaii on Wednesday after visiting several of Taiwan’s Pacific allies. From there she held a teleconference with the Heritage Foundation in which she praised the Trump administration’s support for Taiwan and its positive response to a request for more advanced weapons to hold China at bay.

In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019, photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, right, is greeted by supporters upon arriving in Hawaii. Speaking during the visit to Hawaii on Wednesday, Tsai said requests have been submitted to the U.S. for F-16V fighters and M1 Abrams tanks. …

China Says ‘Happy New Year’ to Taiwan with Menacing Military Video

China sent Taiwan a Lunar New Year video this week that included footage of Chinese warplanes and the badge of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force juxtaposed with the tallest skyscraper in Taipei. The Taiwanese responded with their own video of military exercises, making it clear they are prepared to fight for their freedom if necessary.

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 …

Wife of Taiwanese Activist Jailed by China to Attend State of the Union

Lee Ching-yu, the wife of imprisoned democracy activist Lee Ming-che, will attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night as a guest of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). Lee Ming-che, a citizen of Taiwan, was arrested in mainland China in 2017 for “subverting state power.”

Lee Ching-yu, third from right, holds a photo of her missing husband and pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che on March 24, 2017, during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, with representatives of nongovernmental organizations. (AP)

U.S. Conducts Freedom of Navigation Patrol in Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in a Freedom of Navigation Patrol (FONOP). The passage was taken by Taiwan as a heartening show of American support, and by China as an annoying challenge to its military might and territorial integrity.

In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy and released on March 26, 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) is seen July 26, 2005 in the Pacific Ocean. The Kiribati-flagged merchant vessel M/V Rokya 1 and the USS McCampbell (DDG 85) collided late March 25, 2006 approximately 30 …

Taiwanese Institute Bans Huawei Phones for ‘Information Security’

The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan announced on Tuesday that smartphones and computers from China’s Huawei corporation will no longer be allowed to connect with its internal network. The ban was imposed “for the sake of information security.”

Pedestrians walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on December 28, 2018. - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei expects to see a 21 percent rise in revenue for 2018, its chairman said on December 27, despite a year of 'unfair treatment' which saw its products banned in several countries over security …