Taiwan

Taiwan Fears Loss in US Support as Trump Booted From Office

As Joe Biden edged closer to a victory in the presidential election in the United States, concern began to grow in Taiwan about what the Democratic candidate’s presidency might mean for the self-ruled island. President Tsai Ing-wen took to Facebook to address the issue, telling her followers that “whatever the outcome of the general election,

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US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – U.S. officials are speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the Asian island revamps its defense strategy against old, and more powerful, foe China, and experts on both sides say Washington is extra keen to show support. Taiwan is shifting toward asymmetric warfare — the use of unconventional tactics against a stronger

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Taiwan’s DPP Voices Support for Hong Kong after Solidarity March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Sunday’s (Oct. 25) pro-Hong Kong march in Taipei, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) stated that it will draw from civilian and governmental efforts to support Hong Kong’s freedom. A number of Taiwanese civic groups organized Sunday’s march in solidarity with the 12 Hong Kong citizens who were detained by Chinese

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Taiwan’s U.S. Friendship Comes With Benefits — And China’s Wrath

Two senior U.S. officials have visited Taiwan since August, one to discuss the pandemic and the other to attend a funeral. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Undersecretary of State Keith Krach were the highest-ranking U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan on business since 1979, when Washington cut relations with Taipei and recognized

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Taiwan Says It won’t be Intimidated by China’s ‘Hooligan’ Diplomats

TAIPEI — Taiwan will not be intimidated by China’s “hooligan” officials and will continue to celebrate its national day around the world, the government said on Tuesday, after Taiwan said Chinese diplomats had tried to charge into a diplomatic event in Fiji. Taiwan’s charges, including that a Taiwanese diplomat ended up in hospital after the

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Why public opinions condemn China’s Security Law

Beijing government passed sweeping national security law for Hong Kong late Tuesday night. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor called on the international community to respect the national security law. The legislation would only target a tiny minority of people who had broken the law, while the fundamental rights and freedoms of the overwhelming

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20190822 Global Hot News Review

1. Iran ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals, does not want war: foreign minister Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on Thursday. 2.

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20190819 Global Hot News Review

1. Boris John: UK ‘will be ready’ for no deal Brexit The UK prime minister said preparations had been “very far advanced” ahead of the original 29 March deadline. He has insisted no-deal Brexit preparations are on track, despite a leaked report warning of food and medicine shortages in a no deal exit. 2. Iran

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