Taiwan Strait - updates

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China says US 'playing with fire' over Taiwan

May 31, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'The US recently often played the Taiwan card, in a vain attempt to use Taiwan to contain China. This is purely wishful thinking,' says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman

China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang says the French warship 'illegally entered China's territorial waters' on April 7

Taiwan blasts China for 'reckless' fighter jet incursion

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Taiwan says two Chinese fighter jets deliberately crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, a widely agreed upon boundary

GAINS. Despite China staying away, Taipei sees a boost in tourism. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

China slams 'provocative' U.S. sail-by in Taiwan Strait

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'We resolutely oppose some of the provocative actions taken by the US that are not conducive to the stability of the Taiwan Strait, and to the China-US relations,' says China foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang

AFTER US SAIL-BY. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang speaks to the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Taiwan navy gets two new warships as China tensions grow

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vows the island would not 'concede one step' in defending itself

TURNOVER. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (left) poses with a model of one of the island's new frigates during a ceremony to commission two Perry-class guided missile frigates from the US into the Taiwan Navy, in the southern port of Kaohsiung on November 8, 2018. Photo by Chris Stowers/AFP

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait – defense ministry

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The Liaoning aircraft carrier has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defense zone according to the island s defense ministry

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

China and Taiwan hold historic talks

Feb 11, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The meeting in the Chinese city of Nanjing is the fruit of years of efforts to normalize relations and will be the highest level interaction since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war

HISTORIC MEETING. Taiwanese official Wang Yu-chi (L), who is in charge of the islands China policy, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun from the Taiwan Affairs office (R) at the start of their meeting in Nanjing on February 11, 2014 . Mark Ralston/AFP

China's new top negotiator plans first Taiwan visit

Nov 07, 2013 - 10:34 AM

China s top negotiator with Taiwan Chen Deming is expected to visit the island before year end in his first trip to Taipei since taking office earlier this year

China's new top negotiator plans first Taiwan visit

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:24 PM

China s top negotiator with Taiwan Chen Deming is expected to visit the island before year end in his first trip to Taipei since taking office earlier this year