Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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McCarthy elected as US House Speaker

Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected as the new speaker of the US House of Representatives in a dramatic post-midnight ballot on Saturday, after days of intense negotiations and a series of humiliating defeats to finally capture the gavel...

China sends 71 warplanes and 7 ships toward Taiwan in 24 hours

The Chinese military sent 71 aircraft and seven ships toward Taiwan in 24 hours, Taiwan’s government said Monday, in its biggest show of force since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island this year. The aggression toward the self-ruling...

Taiwan vows counter-attack if Chinese forces enter its territory

Taiwan said on Wednesday it would exercise its right to self-defence and counter-attack if Chinese armed forces entered its territory, as Beijing increased military activities near the democratically governed island.Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own against the strong...

Another US delegation lands in Taiwan amid tensions

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday received another delegation from the US amid rising tensions with China.Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb arrived in Taipei on Sunday night for a four-day trip, reports dpa news agency.Upon his arrival, he said in...

China renews its threat to attack Taiwan

China on Thursday renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island. Taiwan has called Beijing’s claims to the self-governing democracy “wishful thinking” and launched its own military exercises.Taiwan’s “collusion with external...

Taiwan holds military drills to counter China

Beleaguered Taiwan turned belligerent on Tuesday and conducted its own military drills to counter China’s unprecedented war games around the breakaway island which entered its fifth day with no respite in sight.Launching its own military live-fire drills, Taiwan has...

China performing simulation of attack: Taiwan

Taiwan officials said Chinese aircraft and warships rehearsed an attack on the island on Saturday, part of Beijing’s retaliation for a visit there by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has also seen it halt talks with the United...

China imposes sanctions on Nancy Pelosi after Taiwan visit

In response to her controversial Taiwan visit, China has imposed unspecified sanctions on Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi "and her immediate family members", the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said on Friday. "In disregard of China's grave...

Lanka committed to ‘one-China’ policy: President Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka is firmly committed to the one-China policy, President Ranil Wickremesinghe reaffirmed on Thursday, a day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan despite vociferous protests from Beijing.Pelosi held talks with Taiwan’s top leadership, including President Tsai...

Pelosi says US will not abandon Taiwan

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan after a visit that heightened tensions with China, saying Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in her delegation showed they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island.Pelosi, the...