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Prospects of peaceful reunification with Taiwan have ‘eroded’ – Beijing

China’s defense chief has warned that Taipei is being dragged into a “dangerous situation”. China’s efforts toward “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan have been consistently undermined...

Watch: Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Taiwan

The island was hit by the strongest tremors in 25 years, its chief seismologist said. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of...

Here’s why the result of Taiwan’s election is bad news for the US

It will become apparent in the long term that China was the real winner. In 2023, the volume of trade between the two sides of...

People of Taiwan don’t want war with Beijing – so why did they elect a pro-independence ‘president’?

The outcome is certainly a boon for the US, allowing it to continue its campaign of pressure on China. In the heart of the Asia-Pacific,...

Beijing reacts to Taiwan presidential election result

Beijing has repeatedly branded Lai Ching-te a separatist and had warned voters against supporting him. A long-time vocal advocate of independence, Taiwan’s vice president Lai...

Xi sends warning over Taiwan

The Chinese leader vowed “complete reunification” ahead of elections on the island. Beijing will use “any means” to prevent the separation of Taiwan, Chinese President...

Taiwanese parties joining ranks to unseat pro-US cabinet, mend ties with Beijing

Joe Biden's Indo-Pacific strategy envisaging Taiwan's militarization over the alleged China threat may fall apart at the seams as Taiwanese political forces unite to...

Taiwan warns Australia about ‘hidden’ Chinese agenda

Beijing is pursuing a “divide and conquer” strategy as it cultivates ties with Canberra, Taipei’s envoy has claimed. Taiwan has warned Australia to be wary...

Taiwan expelled from international political body

The Central American Parliament has stripped Taipei of its observer status. The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) has voted to expel Taiwan as a permanent observer...

Macron refuses to back US line on China

The French president distanced himself from Washington’s confrontational policy on Taiwan. Western Europe must pursue “strategic autonomy” and avoid getting dragged into confrontations on behalf...

US ‘open’ to deploying troops in Taiwan – lawmaker

Senator Lindsey Graham declared that he would “fight for” the island because it’s “a democracy”. US Senator Lindsey Graham has declared that he would support...

China launches military drills around Taiwan

The exercises are a serious warning to Taipei and “external forces,” Beijing’s warns. The Chinese military announced the launch of three days of exercises in...

The Taiwan leader’s American visit will only invite chaos to her island

Tsai Ing-wen is hastening the demise of her dream of independence from China. Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen departed on Wednesday for a trip to Guatemala...

Taiwanese leader defies China over US visit

President Tsai Ing-wen has dismissed Beijing’s threat of retaliation as she begins her trip to the Americas. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has begun a ten-day...

Latest leader to cut Taiwan ties heads to China

The Honduran president hopes to sign “auspicious agreements” with Beijing during her planned trip. President Xiomara Castro is set to travel to China, just days...

‘We are all Chinese’ – Taiwanese ex-president

Ma Ying-jeou has begun his controversial visit to the mainland by pointing out shared ethnicity, calling for peace. Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou has set...

Globalisation is ‘almost dead’ – tech guru

Close cross-border cooperation is not likely to come back, according to Morris Chang. Geopolitics have drastically changed the situation facing semiconductor makers, who have been...

Watch: Taiwan Pro-US ruling party suffers ‘massive’ electoral defeat

President Tsai Ing-wen's warmongering anti-CCP rhetoric, backed up by Washington theatrics backfired, eventually leading to her resignation this week. A clear message has been sent...

Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson wins key Taiwan election

The new star of the nationalist Kuomintang party has become the youngest mayor in Taipei’s history. The great-grandson of Taiwan’s former authoritarian leader Chiang Kai-shek...

China warns US not to disclose details of Xi-Biden talks

Washington promised to “brief” Taiwan on the upcoming talks. The Chinese government has urged American officials against sharing details with Taiwan about the upcoming meeting...

China’s Xi makes Taiwan pledge

The Chinese leader has vowed to pursue reunification using “all measures necessary”. China’s president, Xi Jinping, delivered a lengthy speech at the opening session of...

Biden claims US forces will defend Taiwan

The White House, however, immediately clarified that “US policy has not changed”. President Joe Biden has said Washington is willing to use military force to...

Japan Issues Tsunami Alert as 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Taiwan

Japan has been suffering from various natural disasters over the past few days: around two million people were ordered to evacuate on Sunday due...

Taiwan chip magnate to fund ‘warriors’ against China

Microchip tycoon Robert Tsao will donate $32 million to train Taiwanese in warfare. United Microelectronics Corp. founder Robert Tsao has pledged $32 million of his...

The only thing keeping US and China from war is running dangerously thin

Washington’s ambiguous Taiwan policies are edging towards conflict, but Beijing wants to exhaust peaceful options first. The US relations with China in regards to Taiwan...

US must ‘challenge’ Chinese missile launch – admiral

The commander of the US Seventh Fleet denounced Beijing for firing missiles into international waters. The United States must “contest” the launch of missiles over...

Pelosi’s son who joined her on Taiwan trip holds Chinese tech stake – media

The House speaker admitted her son was an unlisted “escort” on the controversial trip. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. is the second-largest...

China may avenge Pelosi’s visit – just not how we might think

Here’s why Nancy Pelosi’s visit is such a big deal in Beijing – and how Chinese officials might respond. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made...

China begins military drills near Taiwan – reports

Beijing has vowed to “resolutely thwart” external interference from the US after Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. Beijing has begun conducting military drills off Taiwan...

Pelosi lists destinations amid Taiwan row

The US House speaker did not mention the island in the latest update on her Asia visit. Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy...

Chinese army ‘preparing for war’

Ominous Weibo post quickly gains traction amid rising tensions with US over Taiwan. A Chinese army group’s post about “preparing for war” attracted hundreds of...

Taiwan scrambles jets and missiles over Chinese flight

PLA fighters and bombers were spotted southwest of the island. Taiwanese interceptors took to the air on Tuesday as 29 Chinese fighters, bombers and support...

Taiwan frozen out by US weapon’s contractors

Taipei is weighing other options after its howitzer order was left behind on American production lines amid the Ukraine crisis. Taiwanese defense officials have been...

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