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Taiwan leader meets Solomons envoy to shore up ties over China

Sep 09, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The Solomon Islands are among only 17 countries that maintain official ties with Taiwan, but Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has vowed to review the relationship

Taiwan President, Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the Taipei Guest House on August 20, 2016.  Tsai, who was inaugurated on May 20 as Taiwan's first female president, will mark her first 100 days in office next week and asked the public not to judge her job performance by just 100 days as her popularity fell to under 50 percent in a recent poll. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH

U.S. approves potential $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The announcement is likely to anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of its territory and has previously expressed 'serious concerns' about the possible sale

FIREPOWER. File photo of an Abrams tank.

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

Formula One in talks over second China GP, road race on card

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A second grand prix in China will mostly likely be held on the streets

ROAD RACE. Formula One is in talks with China after Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins the Shanghai GP. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Taiwan to stage live-fire drill simulating China 'invasion'

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Taiwan's 5-day drill, codenamed 'Han Kuang,' which means 'Han Glory,' will start from June 4

This undated photo taken in April 2018 shows J15 fighter jets on China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill at sea. A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported early April 23, 2018, the latest show of force by Beijing's burgeoning navy in disputed waters that have riled neighbours. AFP

Taiwan backlash over Emirates flag ban

May 31, 2017 - 3:35 PM

A leaked internal email apparently from an Emirates manager and circulated by local media ordered Taiwanese airline staff to replace the island s flag pin worn on their waistcoats with a Chinese pin

UP IN THE AIR. In this file photo, Emirates Airlines flight attendants serve passengers during a demonstration flight of the Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft in Dubai, 07 September 2007.  Karim Sahib/AFP

China's premier rules out Taiwan, Hong Kong independence

Mar 05, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Li Keqiang: People on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should keep in mind the greater interests of the nation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers his report during the opening session of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2017. Wang Zhao/AFP

China says ready to engage US as envoys meet

Feb 18, 2017 - 1:48 PM

China Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the two countries should increase communication and cooperation to ensure greater development of bilateral relations during Trump s presidency

READY TO ENGAGE. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech on the first day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, southern Germany, on February 17, 2017. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Trump backs 'One China' policy in first call with Xi

Feb 10, 2017 - 1:12 PM

UPDATED President Trump agreed at the request of President Xi to honor our One China policy the White House says in a statement

'ONE CHINA' POLICY. The White House says US President Donald Trump agreed to honor America's 'One China' policy. Xi file photo by Oliver Bunic/AFP; Trump file photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP

China flexes military muscle before Trump takes office

Dec 28, 2016 - 3:13 PM

China demonstrates its naval capacity amid mounting concern on the mainland about US President elect Donald Trump s suggestion that he would consider recognizing Taiwan as an independent nation

CHINA'S MESSAGE TO TRUMP? China sends its only aircraft carrier to the Pacific following US President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion he will recognize the independence of Taiwan. File photo

Beijing 'seriously concerned' by Trump's One China remarks – gov't

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED If the One China principle is compromised or disrupted the sound and steady growth of China US relations as well as bilateral cooperation in major fields would be out of the question

A Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 10, 2014. Ng Han Guan/Pool/AFP

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Dec 12, 2016 - 12:27 PM

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Chinese media warn 'immature' Trump over Taiwan policy

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Chinese media warns Donald Trump that the one China policy is non negotiable and dropping it could lead to Beijing supporting US enemies

This file photo taken on December 9, 2016 shows US President-elect Donald Trump speaking during the USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Don Emmert/AFP

Trump questions 'one China policy' without Beijing concessions

Dec 12, 2016 - 12:35 AM

UPDATED I don t want China dictating to me says US President elect Donald Trump

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 9, 2016 shows US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a "get-out-the-vote" rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. President-elect Donald Trump rejected the CIA's reported conclusion that Russia intervened to help him win the US election, saying in an interview broadcast Sunday that the idea is "ridiculous." "I think it's just another excuse. I don't believe it," Trump said in an interview with Fox News December 11, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT

Trump talk with Taiwan leader just a 'courtesy call' – U.S. VP-elect Pence

Dec 05, 2016 - 2:45 AM

US Vice President elect Mike Pence defends President elect Donald Trump saying he merely accepted the good wishes of Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing wen

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 03, 2016 shows  (FILES) This combo of file photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016 and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Panama City on June 27, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump's controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a "courtesy call," US Vice President-elect Mike Pence said December 4, 2016. "It was nothing more than taking a courtesy call from a democratically elected leader," Pence told ABC News, speaking about the Friday call between Trump and Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen, which broke decades of US diplomatic policy and risks creating a serious rift with China.  / AFP PHOTO / STAFF

Taiwan's Tsai urges China to heal Tiananmen pain

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Ties with China have rapidly cooled since Beijing sceptic Tsai Ing wen won the presidency in January with China highly distrustful of her traditionally independence leaning Democratic Progressive Party

COOL OFF. Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen inspects military units as ties between the island and mainland China turn frosty following rapprochement for 8 years under a Beijing-friendly Kuomintang government. Photo by Sam Yeh/ AFP

Beijing warns will cut contacts if Taiwan doesn't toe line

May 21, 2016 - 5:35 PM

China s warning comes a day after new president Tsai Ing wen s inauguration speech where she called for positive dialogue with the Chinese mainland but stopped short of any compromise on Beijing’s demands

FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT. Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during her inauguration ceremony in Taipei on May 20. Photo by Sam Yeh/ AFP

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

May 20, 2016 - 9:37 AM

3rd UPDATE Beijing skeptic Tsai takes the oath of office at the presidential palace in Taipei after winning a landslide victory in January signalling the end of an 8 year rapprochement with China

FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT. Taiwan opposition leader and president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (L) introduces her companions to outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou (R) before sitting down to discuss transfer of power at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei, Taiwan, March 30, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

US plans to sell warships to Taiwan

Dec 17, 2015 - 9:10 AM

The massive contract comes at a time of reconciliation between China and Taiwan – separated since 1949 – but also of worries by Washington that Beijing is militarizing part of the South China Sea

China still considers Taiwan as less than equal despite epic handshake

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Despite the elaborate summit choreography China makes clear that it still considers Taiwan as less than equal

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeuo (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands in a ballroom of the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, 07 November 2015. The presidents of China and Taiwan are meeting for the first time in more than six decades. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Resurgent Taiwan opposition says China strategy must change

Jan 21, 2015 - 9:39 PM

The relationship must be examined and adjusted so as to ensure further development of the ties in a healthy balanced and orderly manner says Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman Tsai Ing wen

In this file photo, supporters of Taiwan's ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) wave campaign flags near the Taipei 101 skyscraper at a campaign rally ahead of local elections in Taipei, Taiwan, 22 November 2014. David Chang/EPA

Taiwan 'regrets' embarrassing Washington with flag-raising

Jan 07, 2015 - 4:28 PM

Taiwan s flag was raised over its de facto embassy in Washington on New Year s Day for the first time since the US switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979

This handout photo released by the Taiwan Foreign Ministry on January 7, 2015 shows a flag-raising ceremony that took place at Taiwan's US de facto embassy in Washington DC on January 1, 2015. Taiwan Foreign Ministry/AFP

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong and Macau against a misguided approach

Guatemala ex-leader gets 6 years in US for bribery scandal

May 23, 2014 - 9:29 AM

Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo has agreed to re pay the 2 5 million bribe he had received from Taiwan in exchange for its diplomatic recognition over mainland China

Former Guatemala president Alfonso Portillo

Obama departs US for Asia tour

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Obama left Andrews Air Force Base aboard Air Force One Tuesday for his week long trip that will take him to Japan South Korea Malaysia and the Philippines

US plans first cabinet visit to Taiwan in 14 years

Apr 13, 2014 - 12:59 PM

The trip would be the first by a cabinet level US official to Taiwan since 2000 when then US president Bill Clinton sent transportation secretary Rodney Slater

Hong Kong editor improving as police 'tap informants'

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The daylight attack on Lau has drawn condemnation from the United States the European Union and press groups

ATTACKED. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, being wheeled in on a stretcher after he was attacked in broad daylight by an unknown number of assailants on Hong Kong island, February 26, 2014. Apple Daily/AFP

Hong Kong ex-editor in press freedom row critical after attack

Feb 26, 2014 - 2:22 PM

UPDATED Critics said the sidelining was politically motivated as the city undergoes a debate over the future of its political system 17 years after the handover from British rule

ATTACKED. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, being wheeled in on a stretcher after he was attacked in broad daylight by an unknown number of assailants on Hong Kong island, February 26, 2014. Apple Daily/AFP

How important is Taiwan for PH?

May 16, 2013 - 7:57 AM

As economic sanctions loom over the Philippines as a result of the increasing tension between the Philippines and Taiwan what kind of effect will it have on the two countries?

China wants probe into Taiwanese fisherman's death

May 15, 2013 - 1:25 PM

China which claims Taiwan as a province said that it is an obligation for the mainland to protect Taiwan s citizens

EVADING RESPONSIBILITY. Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Philippines "continues to evade responsibility for the shooting" of Hung Shih-cheng, a Taiwanese fisherman