Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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NATO chief urges closer ties with Japan to defend democracy

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sharply criticized China on Tuesday for “bullying its neighbors and threatening Taiwan” and stressed the need for Japan and other democracies to work together with the alliance to defend the international order.Calling it a “critical...

China renews threat against Taiwan as island holds drills

China renewed its threats Wednesday to attack Taiwan and warned that foreign politicians who interact with the self-governing island are “playing with fire.”A spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said the country was recommitted in the new year to...

China holds large-scale joint strike drills aimed at Taiwan

The Chinese military held large-scale joint combat strike drills starting Sunday, sending war planes and navy vessels toward Taiwan, both the Chinese and Taiwanese defence ministries said.The exercises coincided with the visit of a group of German lawmakers who...

Taiwan extends compulsory military service to 1 year

Taiwan will extend its compulsory military service from four months to a year starting in 2024, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday, as the self-ruled island faces China’s military, diplomatic and trade pressure.Taiwan, which split from the mainland in 1949...

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...

China sends 39 warplanes, 3 ships toward Taiwan

China’s military sent 39 planes and three ships toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of force directed at the island, Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Thursday.China’s military harassment of self-ruled Taiwan, which it claims is its own territory, has...

Biden to meet Xi on Nov 14; Taiwan on agenda

In an address to the media, US President Joe Biden has confirmed that he will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on November 14 in Bali during which Taiwan is expected to top the agenda. The meeting in Bali...

German lawmakers oppose China military threats toward Taiwan

Any changes to the China-Taiwan relationship must come about peacefully, a visiting German lawmaker said on Monday, two days after China’s ruling Communist Party wrote its rejection of Taiwan independence into its charter.A German parliamentary delegation focusing on human...

India, Taiwan should consider finalising FTA as soon as possible: Taiwanese Envoy

India and Taiwan should firm up the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) at the earliest as it will remove all barriers to trade and investment and help create a resilient supply chain, Taipei’s de-facto Ambassador Baushuan Ger said.The Taiwanese...

China’s overreaction to Taiwan spells danger to peace SE Asia: US

China is endangering peace in Southeast Asia with its “overreaction” to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, America’s envoy Nicholas Burns said on Thursday, while reiterating that there is no shift in America’s ‘one-China policy’ as alleged...