Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan’

China-Taiwan tensions rise days into Biden presidency

Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into US President Joe Biden’s new administration.China views democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has in the past few months increased military activity […]

US pledges ‘rock-solid’ commitment to Taiwan’s defense after island reports incursion of Chinese bombers & fighter jets

The US has promised to continue aiding Taiwan’s “self-defense capability,” after Taipei reported a flyby involving 13 Chinese military planes. Beijing has been saying the US uses Taiwan to meddle in its domestic affairs. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price demanded that Beijing “cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan,” and engage in […]

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

By Reuters Staff TAIPEI (Reuters) – Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, the island’s Defence Ministry said. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has conducted almost daily flights over the […]

US Stands by Taiwan, Envoy Says After Cancelled Trip

Kelly Craft, US Ambssador to the UN, speaking at her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque. The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the US ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who told her the island would continue […]

Explosion at pharmaceutical factory in Taiwan kills one

At least one person has died and another has been injured following an explosion at a pharmaceutical factory in Taiwan’s Taoyuan City. The blast on Sunday caused a fire at a factory, which wasn’t fully extinguished until Tuesday. Thick smoke was also seen rising into the air for several days after the explosion. An investigation […]

Man Who Broke Quarantine For 8 Seconds In Taiwan Gets A $3,500 Fine

There’s no “five-second rule” for quarantine. Authorities with Taiwan’s Department of Health have fined a Filipino man who broke quarantine for 8 seconds $3,540 after his misdeed was caught on a hotel surveillance camera and reported to the agency. According to Taiwan’s official Central News Agency (CNA), the man arrived in the southern port city […]

Man fined $3,600 for 8-SECOND coronavirus quarantine breach in Taiwan (VIDEO)

An unlucky Philippine man has been slapped with a heavy fine by Taiwanese authorities over leaving his room for mere seconds while he was subject to a mandatory 14-day Covid-19 quarantine. The quarantine-defying man, said to be a migrant worker from the Philippines, was fined a hefty sum of 100,000 Taiwanese dollars (around $3,600) for […]

Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave

By Tony CartalucciSource: New Eastern Outlook Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China. 5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast […]

Pig Guts And Punches Fly In Taiwan Parliament Over Imports Of U.S. Meat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fistfight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a regularly scheduled policy report to lawmakers on Friday morning about the pork policy when […]

China’s Reaction to a US Unannounced visit to Taiwan – PressTV Interview

By Peter Koenig Global Research, November 24, 2020 Background China has reacted strongly to a senior US official’s unannounced visit to Taiwan, warning that it will take legitimate and necessary action according to circumstances. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman reiterated Beijing’s firm opposition to any official ties between Taiwan and the US. The reaction came after […]

How A Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over To Arms Industry And Taiwan Supporters

Above photo: From The Grayzone. The “Fortress Taiwan” arms deal overseen by ex-Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver is one of the most provocative U.S. moves against China in years. And a big win for his think tank’s arms industry and Taiwanese patrons. When the United States finalized a set of seven arms sales packages to Taiwan […]

Crowds celebrate Pride in virus-free Taiwan

Taiwan is at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia and became the first place in the region to allow same-sex marriage in May 2019 after a bruising political fight. It has also achieved remarkable success against the coronavirus, recording more than 200 days in a row without a single local infection. […]

Mass military wedding in Taiwan includes two same-sex couples

Taiwan is at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia and became the first place in the region to allow same-sex marriage in May 2019 after a bruising political fight. Nearly 200 couples paraded at an army base in northern Taoyuan county before exchanging vows at an outdoor ceremony. Among them were […]

Dangers Of Military Confrontation Around Taiwan And South China Sea

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. October 14, 2020 | Educate! Above photo: US Navy Photo. Over the past two years, the United States has dramatically increased the number of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers sent into the South China Sea as a freedom of navigation show of force missions to remind the Chinese government […]

Prague still caught between East and West as Taiwan furore exposes ideological split

If the Czech Republic’s relations with China had been fraying over the past 12 months, they have now hit a new low after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reacted furiously to a leading Czech politician’s visit to Taiwan. Speaking during a state visit to Germany, Wang said that Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil’s arrival in […]

Trump signed Taiwan Travel Act to promote meetings between US and Taiwanese officials

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump has signed legislation that encourages U.S. officials to promote meetings between U.S. and Taiwanese officials in either the […]

Taiwan protests after Japanese patrol water-cannoned fishing vessel

nsnbc : Taiwan ledged a protest with Japan on Monday following an incident in which a Taiwanese fishing vessel was chased and water-cannoned by Japanese patrol […]

1,300 kg of ketamine: Largest drug bust in Taiwan’s history

nsnbc : The largest drug bust in Taiwan’s history went down when police in Kaohsiung raided a fishing boat docked at a pier to […]

Taiwan Power Company reveals shortlist of proposals for eco-power plant in Kaohsiung

nsnbc : Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), on Saturday, announced a shortlist of design proposals for its new ecological power plant in Kaohsiung. The company […]

China outraged after Marriott questionnaire lists Hong Kong, Taiwan & Tibet as countries

Shanghai officials issued a notice late Wednesday, saying that they had launched a probe into whether Marriott International’s Mandarin-language questionnaire violated laws on adverting or national cybersecurity. “The regulator on cyberspace affairs and market supervision bureau in Huangpu [district of Shanghai] have noticed the incident of Marriott International listing China’s Tibet Autonomous Region as a […]

Petition to ban China flag in public in Taiwan reached signature threshold and must receive government response

nsnbc : An online campaign launched by Taiwanese citizens to ban the flag of the People’s Republic of China, also known as the Five-star […]

Is Beijing cooperating with organized crime to push for unification with Taiwan?

nsnbc : Chang An-le, the former leader of Taiwan’s notorious Bamboo Union is now heading a supposedly political movement, the China Unification Promotion Party […]

China and Taiwan major sources of drugs in the Philippines: Duterte

nsnbc : After Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech listed China and Taiwan as countries of many of the illicit drugs that are flooding […]

Taiwan pushes for inclusion in United Nations system

nsnbc : Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a multi-channel campaign to publicly express the desire of 23 million Taiwanese people to be included […]

Chinese warplanes graze Taiwan’s airspace, yet again

nsnbc : Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), on Monday, stressed that Chinese bombers grazed the southern fringe of Taiwan’s airspace during a long-distance […]

White House labeled Xi as President of Taiwan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. citizens’ lack of education in geography is, despite the global presence of U.S. troops and bases, legendary. However, not […]

Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant

Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant June 14th, 2017 I wonder if they’ll use the suicide prevention nets on the buildings? Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress. On a more serious note, my […]

Taiwan and Thailand team up on innovation application

nsnbc : Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute and Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development put pen to paper and inked a Memorandum of Understanding […]

Taiwan’s top court backs same-sex marriage in 1st for Asia

A panel of grand justices of the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that the definition of marriage between a man and a woman violated two articles of the constitution. Gay pair caned in Indonesia as crowd cheers & takes pictures “The need, capability, willingness and longing, in both physical and psychological senses, for creating such […]

Beijing ought respect public opinion in Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

nsnbc : Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, on Friday, urged Beijing to correctly understand the meaning of last year’s presidential election and lean to respect […]

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