Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan’

Senate Passes $95.3B Aid Package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan With Nothing for U.S. Border Security

The Senate worked through the dead of night on Monday to pass a $95 billion aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan with nothing for securing the US border. The Senate worked through the dead of night on Monday to pass a $95 billion aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan with nothing for securing […]

China interfered heavily in Taiwan’s election and failed — but next time it could succeed

In the lead-up to Taiwan’s presidential election, China launched a massive disinformation campaign, with the explicit intention of sowing confusion and making the Taiwanese people question the validity of their own election. Source

Taiwan’s ‘anti-China’ candidate wins presidential election

Lai Ching-te of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected as the self-governing island’s new leader following Saturday’s presidential election. Lai, who entered the election as Taiwan’s vice president, claimed victory after the candidate representing the island’s main opposition party, Hou Yu-ih, conceded defeat. The DPP, which was seeking a third term in […]

Candidate Strongly Opposed By China Elected President Of Taiwan

The ruling-party candidate will handle the democratic nation’s relationship with China for four years. Source

Chinese President Issues Warning: Conquering Taiwan is Inevitable

In a resolute statement on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that Beijing is committed to preventing the secession of Taiwan and asserted that the reunification of the island with the mainland is an inevitable trend. Speaking at a symposium marking the 130th birthday of Mao Zedong, President Xi addressed the Central Committee of the […]

Two Chinese balloons spotted flying over Taiwan ahead of the island nation’s presidential election

(NaturalNews) Military observers have spotted two Chinese balloons flying over Taiwan ahead of the island nation’s presidential election.The balloons traveled… Source

Pandas, Fentanyl And Taiwan: The Xi-Biden Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a meeting a year in the making. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together on Wednesday just outside of San Francisco, where Asian leaders gathered for an annual summit. It was almost exactly one year since their last encounter in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of […]

The Inevitable Convergence of Taiwan with the Mainland

Despite US efforts, reciprocity between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait will not decrease. On June 16, the traditional 15th Strait Forum opened in the Chinese city of Xiamen, opposite Taiwan. The event has no particular focus and is geared more toward encouraging contact and demonstrating that Chinese people are not so different on […]

Taiwan’s Armed Forces Prepare to Break the PLA Blockade

Meanwhile, Taipei’s allies, led by the United States, develop plans to evacuate their citizens from the island Despite Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense’s “appeasement” statement on June 14 this year that the country’s leadership has no intention of integrating into the battlefield intelligence sharing mechanism used by the US and Japan to obtain a unified […]

China Defends Buzzing American Warship In Taiwan Strait, Accuses U.S. Of Provoking Beijing

SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s defense minister defended sailing a warship across the path of an American destroyer and Canadian frigate transiting the Taiwan Strait, telling a gathering of some of the world’s top defense officials in Singapore on Sunday that such so-called “freedom of navigation” patrols are a provocation to China. In his first international […]

Taiwan pushes back, won’t let US destroy semiconductor factories to prevent them from falling into Chinese hands

(NaturalNews) (Natural News) The Taiwanese government is resisting what is quickly coming into favor among a growing number of American leaders and diplomats: The destruction of the island’s highly advanced semi-conductor plants, in order to avoid having them fall into the hands of invading Chinese forces.”Taiwan’s defense minister on Monday pushed … [Read More…] Source

Strange Anomaly in the sky over Taiwan


Taiwan Pushed Closer to Conflict by Washington

The island province of Taiwan has been pushed closer still to conflict by Washington recently as the US hosted a visit by Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic Progressive Party who currently heads the administration in Taipei. During her trip to the United States, Tsai Ing-Wen met with the current US Speaker of the House Kevin […]

42 Chinese Warplanes, 8 Vessels Sent Toward Taiwan After Leader’s US Meeting

China reportedly sent 42 warplanes and eight naval vessels toward Taiwan on Saturday in a retaliatory move against the Taiwanese leader’s meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in California. Taiwan’s military detected the Chinese aircraft and ships at around 11 a.m. (local time), with 29 aircraft spotted crossing the “northern, […]

China flies fighter jets near Taiwan after leader’s US trip

China sent warships and dozens of fighter jets toward Taiwan on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said. It’s retaliation for a meeting between the US House of Representatives speaker and the president of the self-ruled island democracy claimed by Beijing as part of its territory. Source

Current events in relation to the Taiwan issue

The trite claim that “global political processes are accelerating” is most glaring at their center, which is steadily evolving into the Indo-Pacific region as a whole and, notably, its “particularly heated” zones, of which Taiwan is still on the list. A number of events in the coming days could be indicative of both the maintenance […]

Taiwan Shuts Down Another Nuclear Plant, Threatening Blackouts And More Emissions

The self-governing island faced major outages the last time reactors went offline. Source

China held yet another meeting of the “Two Sessions”; the Taiwan issue was also discussed

At the beginning of March this year, the regular annual meetings of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (NC CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) was held in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In the mediasphere, this event is referred to as the “Two Sessions”. As for the role […]

Taiwan Suspects Chinese Ships Cut Undersea Internet Cables

“Wartime Scenario” Unfolds As Taiwan Suspects Chinese Ships Cut Undersea Internet Cables by Tyler Durden Wednesday, Mar 08, 2023 – 11:05 AM According to Taiwanese authorities, on Feb. 2, a Chinese fishing boat damaged an undersea communications cable that connects Taiwan’s main island to Matsu Islands. About one week later, a Chinese cargo ship severed […]

Tuberville: China Is ‘Coming for Taiwan,’ ‘Probably Japan and Maybe Even Farther West’

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has an ominous view on what to expect from the communist Chinese and their ambitions in the future. Source

Xi Jinping Has ‘Doubts’ Regarding Success of Taiwan Invasion: CIA Chief

William Burns, director of the CIA, claimed that Beijing is doubtful whether its potential invasion of Taiwan would be successful, with the ongoing Russia–Ukraine conflict strengthening such concerns. In an interview with CBS on Sunday, Burns was asked whether China would commit to an outright invasion or seek to slowly strangle Taiwan’s democracy. “I think our […]

The 14th Dalai Lama’s (possible) visit to Taiwan as a factor in Sino-Indian relations

The first and, of course, alarming question to be expected after reading the title of this article can be formulated roughly as follows: “And what does India actually have to do with the Taiwan problem, which is almost central in the present phase of the “Great World Game”?” Any positive response to this question (“something […]

Yet another chronicle of the Taiwan situation

The penultimate chronicle of events accompanying the development of the Taiwan problem, discussed more or less regularly in the NEO, described the state of the initial reaction of politicians, both in Taiwan itself and among leading players in the world, to the rather unexpected results of local authorities elections on the island in late November. […]

‘Too Stupid’: Former Australian Deputy PM Believes Taiwan Conflict Unlikely

Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce believes Beijing will not engage in outright conflict with Taiwan because it would be “too stupid.” Joyce made the comments after returning from a visit to Taiwan with a bipartisan delegation consisting of Labor, Liberal, and Nationals MPs. “China and Taiwan, I believe, are unlikely to come to […]

Development of the Taiwan problem

Since NEO published its last article on this issue the most significant development in relation to the Taiwan problem has clearly been the local elections, with their unexpected results. In terms of their implications for Taiwan’s foreign policy, the most important aspect of the election results is that they raise the prospect of a potential change […]

Taiwan’s ruling party suffers major defeat

At first glance, Taiwan’s local elections on November 26 may seem like a sideshow when compared with the development of the current phase of the “Great World Game.” However, this is a false impression, which is at the very least contradicted by the fact that the preliminary results (which were completely unexpected even for the […]

US Postpones Passage of “Taiwan Policy” Bill

In this author’s latest article on the Taiwan issue, it is important to note the development of its central point to date, namely the apparent strengthening in the last year or two of that faction of the US establishment which stands for abandoning the so-called “strategy of uncertainty” in its approach to Taiwan. Unlike the […]

‘Blind Engagement’ With China Must End, Says Pompeo During Taiwan Visit

The United States should bolster ties with democratic Taiwan and pursue “strategic decoupling” with China’s communist regime after decades of “naive engagement,” according to former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “China’s aggressive conduct, diplomatically, militarily, economically … have changed this region. And it brought those who prefer peace and commerce even more closely together,” […]

US Hard at Work Preparing Taiwan for War with China

The years leading up to World War I and World War II are often referred to by historians as “diplomatic fever,” because of active mobilization of several powers around the world in both overt and covert alliances. However, such activity was not aimed at preventing conflict, but solely at strengthening their position ahead of the […]

China On Taiwan: ‘External Interference’ Won’t Be Tolerated

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim to Taiwan, telling world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” The language was forceful but, for Chinese leadership, well within the realm of normal. […]

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