Tag Archives: Taiwan

Defense Minister Chiu Affirms Taiwan Must Be Able to Self-Defense

Taiwan’s defense minister said Thursday (28/10), Taiwan must be ready to defend itself and cannot fully rely on other countries to help if China launches an attack on the island. Chiu Kuo-cheng made the statement to reporters after attending a hearing at the Taiwan legislature discussing national defense. Defense Minister …

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Taiwan has no right to join the UN

China reiterated Wednesday that Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations, after the United States called for the democratic island to have greater involvement in the world body. In a statement marking 50 years after the UN General Assembly voted to designate Beijing and remove Taipei as a …

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No Shift in American Policy Regarding Taiwan

Hours after US President Joe Biden said the United States was committed to defending Taiwan if it was attacked, the White House clarified that statement by saying “there is no change in our policy.” Biden made the remarks in a televised event CNN on Thursday (21/10) afternoon. The day before …

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China, US threaten each other over Taiwan

China on Friday (22/10), urged Washington to act and speak carefully about Taiwan after President Joe Biden said the United States would defend the self-governing island if it was attacked by Beijing. “China has no room for compromise on issues involving its main interests,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang …

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Former Australian PM Urges Government to Strengthen Support for Taiwan

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia should do more to support democracies like Taiwan while China increases its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. In an impassioned speech earlier this month at the government-backed Yushan Forum in Taipei, Abbott warned that China’s internal troubles might lead the country to …

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Taiwan blocks extradition of murder suspect

Hong Kong, Wednesday (20/10) blamed Taiwan for failing to provide justice for a Hong Kong woman who was killed in Taiwan in 2018. Hong Kong’s security secretary, Chris Tang, said it was Taiwan’s fault that the killer who had confessed to his actions was still in Hong Kong and had …

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Foxconn Taiwan Announces Electric Car Manufacturing Business

Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones (smartphone) for Apple and other global brands, Monday (18/10), announced plans to produce electric cars for car brands under similar contract models. Presenting three electric cars, Model C (SUV), Model E (sedan) and Model T (bus) in Taipei, Foxconn Technology Group said it will manufacture …

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Fire in Taiwan, 46 Dead, Dozens Injured

A fire in a building in southern Taiwan killed 46 people, local officials said Thursday. They also predict the death toll will continue to rise. The 13-story building caught fire at around 3am Thursday, said a firefighter in the city of Kaohsiung. A statement from the Fire Service said the …

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Military Exercises Near Taiwan to Defend the Sovereignty of the Country

The recent increase in military training and Chinese fighter missions near Taiwan, which have raised concerns around the region, is needed to defend the country’s sovereignty and territory, a Chinese official said Wednesday (13/10). China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang said the purpose of the maneuvers was to “fundamentally …

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US Warns Beijing of ‘Pressure’ Campaign on Taiwan

US military officials warned Tuesday that China’s continued campaign to pressure Taiwan will only increase the chances of wrongdoing and, possibly, unintentional fighting. The Pentagon has accused Beijing of increasing tensions in the Taiwan Strait, warning that the “provocative” tactics could backfire on China. “The People’s Republic of China has …

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