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    By Reuters staff TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - For some Hong Kong protesters, stripped of their passports and facing criminal charges, a perilous 600 km sea journey to Taiwan is their only hope of escape. For Taiwan, which has promised assistance to the people of Hong Kong but is wary of antagonising China, this brings a...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Wednesday, swaying buildings in Taipei, the capital. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the magnitude 5.9 quake struck at a depth of 106 kilometers (66 miles). There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. An Associated Press journalist said the office...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Britain's charity regulator said on Tuesday it was investigating a British bird conservation group that cut ties with a Taiwanese counterpart because it refused to promise in writing not to use terms that represent the island as independent of China. China has increased pressure on international groups and companies to refer to...
    Taiwan has criticised and threatened to fine two pop singers after they agreed to perform patriotic songs on a Chinese TV show celebrating the country’s upcoming National Day. The Taiwanese stars, Ouyang Nana, 20, and Angela Chang, 38, are scheduled to appear on state television tomorrow and sing nationalistic songs such as ‘My Motherland’, a...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - There are no signs that China is preparing for all-out war with Taiwan, such as massing troops along its eastern coast, Taiwan's defence chief said on Tuesday, after repeated Chinese drills near the island that China claims as its own. Democratic Taiwan has denounced China's manoeuvres, including flying fighter jets over the...
    Hong Kong (CNN)What's in a name? For self-ruled Taiwan, quite a lot, actually. From climate action groups and the Olympics to bird-watching societies, the island's government in Taipei has its hands full making sure it is referred to by the correct moniker.Or, at least, is not listed as part of China. Beijing claims full sovereignty...
    China launched military drills in four separate seas on Monday — Two are being held in the South China Sea near the disputed Paracel Islands, one in the East China Sea, and one in the northern Bohai Sea, while live-fire drills are scheduled in the southern Yellow Sea. Reuters noted it is unusual for China...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China began five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast on Monday, the second time in two months it will have such concurrent drills against a backdrop of rising regional tension. Two of the exercises are being held near the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea, one in...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan expressed satisfaction on Monday and said the European Union had stepped in to help after a global alliance of mayors stopped referring to Taiwanese cities as part of China, in a rare win for the island amid growing Chinese pressure. China has ramped up efforts to get international groups and companies...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - The dispute over international organisations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website. China has ramped up pressure on international groups and companies, no matter how small or obscure,...
    (CNN)Since taking power in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has helped cement China's position as a global superpower -- and pushed forward an aggressive foreign policy, making bolder moves in several key flashpoints across Asia. From the South China Sea to the Himalayan Sino-Indian border, and even in one of its own cities, China has...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) – As China and the United States feuded at the United Nations this week over COVID-19 and climate, one of the world’s smallest states pleaded for detente. “Micronesia asks our American and Chinese friends to reinforce their cooperation and friendship with each other … to achieve what...
    By Ben Blanchard KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. This month alone, China's drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's armed forces have held anti-landing drills on one of its offshore islands close to China amid rising tensions with Beijing, the island's defence ministry said on Friday, showing images of a cannon firing and soldiers loading the guns. China has stepped up its military activities near Taiwan which it claims as...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Concerns a Taiwan bird group was bent on promoting the Chinese-claimed island's independence drove a British charity to ditch ties with them, according to letters published on Friday, as a complex geopolitical tangle entered the world of conservation. Taiwan's Chinese Wild Bird Federation (CWBF), since renamed the Taiwan Wild Bird Federation (TWBF),...
    This year gave Main Street America a close-up look at the disastrous, real-life results of more than four decades of failed U.S.-China policy – a policy characterized by constant Chinese deception, rampant human rights abuses, unfair trade practices, widespread espionage, regional bullying and relentless efforts to corrupt international organizations like the World Health Organization and...
    China sent two military surveillance planes towards Taiwan for three days in a row, which Taiwan called “deliberate provocation,” according to The Associated Press. Two planes were sent to Taiwan’s air defense identification zone and the country’s air patrols were sent as a response, Taiwan’s National Defense Ministry said, according to the AP. “We oppose...
    Twitter appears to have allowed a state-affiliated media outlet in China to make violent threats against Taiwan and its leader, and critics say the tech platform’s inaction on the matter is part of a wider pattern of double standards with its policies. Last Friday, The Global Times, which Twitter has labeled as “China state-affiliated...
    Twitter appears to have allowed a state-affiliated media outlet in China to make violent threats against Taiwan and its leader, and critics say the tech platform’s inaction on the matter is part of a wider pattern of double standards with its policies. Last Friday, The Global Times, which Twitter has labeled as “China state-affiliated media”...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Thursday that China sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three straight days and it dispatched patrols in response. Tensions have risen in the Taiwan Strait as the U.S. has stepped up its official engagement with the self-ruled island that China considers part of its national territory....
    TAIPEI – Taiwan said Thursday that China sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three straight days and it dispatched patrols in response. Tensions have risen in the Taiwan Strait as the U.S. has stepped up its official engagement with the self-ruled island that China considers part of its national territory. Separately on...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Thursday that China sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three straight days and it dispatched patrols in response. Tensions have risen in the Taiwan Strait as the U.S. has stepped up its official engagement with the self-ruled island that China considers part of its national territory....
    Twitter appears to have allowed a state-affiliated media outlet in China to make violent threats against Taiwan and its leader, and critics say the tech platform’s inaction on the matter is part of a wider pattern of double standards with its policies. Last Friday, The Global Times, which Twitter has labeled as “China state-affiliated...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As one of the smallest countries on earth, the Pacific island nation of Palau doesn’t always get to command the world’s attention. But every nation gets to take the world stage at the U.N. General Assembly’s premier annual meeting, and Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. used his turn Wednesday to...
    TAIWAN has warned China that it will strike back if the island is fired on after military exercises sparked invasion fears. Chinese fighter jets flew repeatedly around the island, and across the midpoint of the strait that separates it from the mainland. 4Taiwan warns ‘bullying’ China it will strike back if fired onCredit: AP:Associated Press...
    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the presidential office in Taipei in January 22, 2020.Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Tensions are escalating in the Taiwan Strait and Beijing has been flexing its military might. While a high-level U.S. State Department official visit to Taiwan last week angered China, it probably didn't...
    PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited a military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands Tuesday in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. Tsai spoke to roughly a hundred air force pilots and crew members at the Penghu Magong Air Force base, where two...
    By Yimou Lee PENGHU, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praised on Tuesday the "heroic performance" of air force pilots who have been intercepting Chinese jets that have approached the island, as Beijing steps up military pressure on democratic Taiwan. Tension between China and the island Beijing claims as sovereign Chinese territory have spiked...
    Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)New arrivals to Taiwan might be forgiven for thinking they've stepped back in time. On the streets of the island's capital, Taipei, pedestrians appear more concerned with staying out of the hot midday sun than maintaining any semblance of social distancing. Large lines stretch along the sidewalks, as people cram into popular lunchtime...
    The Chinese communist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force released a video this weekend advertising the power of the nation’s H-6K bomber aircraft by bombing what appeared to be a U.S. military base on Guam. While the video does not identify the target, experts noted the footage appears to show locations resembling Andersen Air Force...
    The Taiwanese Defense Ministry on Monday complained about a “high frequency of harassment and threats” from the Chinese military throughout 2020 and asserted its right to “self-defense and to counter-attack,” although it pledged to avoid escalation. In the most recent incident of harassment, Chinese warplanes poured across the unofficial line of demarcation in the middle...
    The Chinese air force propaganda effort has gone Hollywood, according to a report. The military’s publicity team has released an action-packed video of bombers in a simulated attack on a US base using scenes that seem to have been lifted from the 2008 Oscar-winner “The Hurt Locker” and the 1996 action flick “The Rock,” the...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Taiwan's President has accused Beijing of purposefully inflaming tensions in East Asia, after Chinese warplanes crossed the sensitive median line across the narrow strait that separates the mainland and the self-governing island almost 40 times on Friday and Saturday. Taken together, the repeated incursions, which came from multiple directions and involved a combination...
    By Ann Wang TAITUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - In the forests and on remote offshore islands of Taiwan, a group of conservationists are racing to collect as many rare plant species as they can before they are lost to climate change and human encroachment. Overseen by the Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Centre, the plant hunters...
    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force on Saturday released a video that showed nuclear-capable bombers attacking what appeared to be U.S.'s Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, a report said. Trump on whether FBI Director Wray could be replaced: 'We're looking at a lot of different things' Reuters reported on Sunday that the video, titled, “The...
    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ CHINA SEND WARPLANES...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Monday its armed forces have the right to self-defence and counter attack amid "harassment and threats", in an apparent warning to China, which last week sent numerous jets across the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait. Tensions have sharply spiked in recent months between Taipei and Beijing, which claims...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force has released a video showing nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, as regional tensions continue to rise. The video, released on Saturday on People's Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account, came...
            by Brianna Kraemer  The Chinese military on Friday sent 18 planes including fighter jets flying over the Taiwan Strait — an apparent attempt to show its power and dominance over Taiwan, which is hosting U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach, to Chinese disapproval....
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - China sent numerous aircraft close to Taiwan during two days of drills from Friday, causing the island's air force to scramble, as Beijing expressed anger at the visit of a senior U.S. official to Taipei. WHY IS TENSION RISING NOW? China claims democratically-run Taiwan as its own territory, to be taken by...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing. Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - The last two days of Chinese aircraft approaching Taiwan demonstrate that Beijing is a threat to the entire region and have shown Taiwanese even more clearly the true nature of China's government, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday. Multiple Chinese aircraft flew across the mid line of the Taiwan Strait and into...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have...
    By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui. Keith Krach, the U.S. undersecretary for state, kept a low profile at the service. His presence at the event...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan’s transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui. Keith Krach, the U.S. undersecretary for state, kept a low profile at the service. His presence at the event and on the island has...
    TAIPEI – Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui. Keith Krach, the U.S. undersecretary for state, kept a low profile at the service. His presence at the event and on the island has drawn a...
    By Ben Blanchard and Ann Wang TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to late-president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favor of free elections and championing Taiwan's separate identity from China. Lee's memorial service took place in the shadow of Chinese war games, as did his election as Taiwan's...
    The Taiwanese air force scrambled fighters on Friday as 18 Chinese warplanes swarmed across the midpoint of the Taiwan Strait, part of an aggressive Chinese military exercise meant to intimidate visiting U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach. Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported it was the largest incursion of Chinese military aircraft into...