Tag: taiwan


China Extends Military Drills Around Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China’s military extended provocative exercises in the waters and air surrounding Taiwan on Monday, a day after the drills had been scheduled to end. In a statement, China’s defense ministry said the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command would focus on anti-submarine and air-to-ship strikes near Taiwan. It is not clear how long the drills will last or […]


China Takes Vengeance Against Taiwan In Trade After Pelosi’s Visit

China has suspended some trade with Taiwan in apparent retribution for a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governing island. The curbs include the suspension of some fruits and fish imports from Taiwan and exports of natural sand to the island. China is Taiwan’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade worth $273 billion last year, accounting for […]


China Sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi After Taiwan Trip

Beijing says US House speaker disregarded its concerns and resolute opposition to her ‘provocative’ visit to self-ruled island. China has announced unspecified sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family following the visit by the speaker of the United States House of Representatives to the self-ruled island of Taiwan earlier this week. A Chinese foreign ministry statement on Friday said Pelosi had […]


China Reacts Fiercely To Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit  

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded on Wednesday a whirlwind visit to Taiwan that was warmly welcomed by the Taiwanese government and seen by Beijing as a “major political provocation” and a challenge to China’s sovereignty. China said punishment for the United States and Taiwan would follow. Here’s what Beijing has done so far. Read more at voanews.com Support […]


U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Begins Asia Tour, No Mention Of Taiwan

The House of Representatives speaker confirms she will visit four Asian countries amid speculation she might visit Taiwan, fueling US tensions with Beijing. US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi starts a tour of four Asian countries on Sunday, her office has said, without mentioning Taiwan amid speculation she might visit the self-ruled island claimed by China. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]


China Raises Stakes Over Pelosi Trip To Taiwan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential plan to visit Taiwan during her trip to Asia in August has prompted a belligerent response from China, with the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry warning that Beijing would “act strongly to resolutely respond” and “take countermeasures” if Pelosi traveled to the island. In a news conference on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian […]


China Heightens Warning To US Over Possible House Speaker Pelosi Visit To Taiwan: FT

China has issued stark private warnings to the Biden administration about a possible trip to Taiwan in August by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Financial Times reported Saturday. The report cited six people familiar with the Chinese warnings as saying they were significantly stronger than the threats that Beijing has made in the past when it was […]


US ‘Playing With Fire’ On Taiwan, China Warns: Xinhua

Chinese state news agency cites official as saying Washington is using the ‘Taiwan card’ to contain Beijing. China has warned that the United States is “playing with fire” after President Joe Biden said that Washington would defend Taiwan militarily if the self-governed island is attacked by Beijing. The Chinese State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office said on Monday that the US is “using […]


Taiwan’s Foreign Minister — Lessons Learned

In an interview with CNN’s host Fareed Zakaria, Taiwan’s foreign minister said his country is studying Ukraine’s response to the Russian invasion with the view of learning from it. “We try to see what we can learn from Ukraine in defending ourselves,” Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told Zakaria. “There are two things, of course,” Wu said. “The first is asymmetric […]


Guyana Says No To Taiwan, Yes To China

Guyana ended an agreement with Taiwan to open an office in the South American country on Thursday after facing pressure from China to end the relationship. Taiwan’s foreign ministry had announced earlier that it had signed an agreement with Guyana to open an office in the country. However, Beijing seized upon the plan, claiming Guyana must correct their mistake. Beijing […]