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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

“China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,” Lu told reporters at a regular press briefing, adding that Beijing had made “stern representations” to Washington over the “negative content” of the bill.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

China warned Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen saying her remarks about death of a Nobel Peace laureate were “very dangerous” for cross-strait relations.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Aircraft Carrier ‘Enters Taiwan Defense Zone’

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Aircraft Carrier ‘Enters Taiwan Defense Zone’

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense added in a statement on Wednesday that the 60,000-ton carrier had entered the ADIZ at 02:40 a.m. local time and had steered north via the western side of the Taiwan Strait, China’s side of the strait.

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CHINA POLITICS: $1.42b Planned US Arms Sales to Taiwan Angers Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: $1.42b Planned US Arms Sales to Taiwan Angers Xi Jinping

“The wrong move of the U.S. side runs counter to the consensus reached by the two presidents in and the positive development momentum of the China-U.S. relationship,” the embassy said.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Backs ‘One China’ Policy

PANAMA POLITICS: Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Backs ‘One China’ Policy

“We strongly condemn Beijing for manipulating the so-called ‘one China’ policy to continue to suppress Taiwan’s international space through various means,” the presidential office said.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan to China: Learn From Us on Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan to China: Learn From Us on Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

“When Xi Jinping comes, he’ll know the people of Hong Kong have not forgotten,” said Lee Cheuk-yan, a veteran democracy activist and an organiser of the annual candlight vigil.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: China, Taiwan Spar Over Attendance at Conflict Diamond Meeting

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: China, Taiwan Spar Over Attendance at Conflict Diamond Meeting

China said on Wednesday it was reasonable to have a delegation from self-ruled Taiwan removed from a conference in Australia about conflict diamonds, as Taipei accused Beijing of playing politics for its own ends. China says Taiwan is part of

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan Says US Ties Solid, as Opposition Chides Over Trump Response

TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan Says US Ties Solid, as Opposition Chides Over Trump Response

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says that she would not rule out talking directly again to the U.S. president, when asked about such a possibility.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Li Ching-yu Sees China ‘Conspiracy’ Behind Li Ming-che Arrest

TAIWAN POLITICS: Li Ching-yu Sees China ‘Conspiracy’ Behind Li Ming-che Arrest

Li Ming-che’s wife, Li Ching-yu was scheduled to fly to Beijing but told reporters at Taiwan international airport her permit to enter mainland was canceled.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

Military and defence industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Taiwan: Using Arms Won’t Stop Unification

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Taiwan: Using Arms Won’t Stop Unification

“Separatist Taiwan independence forces and their activities are the greatest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a monthly news briefing.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: ‘Don’t Use Taiwan’, Taipei Frets Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

TAIWAN POLITICS: ‘Don’t Use Taiwan’, Taipei Frets Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

At issue for Taipei is whether Trump-Xi meeting will harm Taipei’s interests as US begins new arms package for Taiwan, a move sure to anger China.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

“The recent activity of Chinese jets and ships around Taiwan shows the continued rise in (China’s) military threat capabilities,” highlighting the importance of Taiwan’s need to defend itself, the review will say.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.

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CHINA POLITICS: No Winner Between US And China Conflict: Wang Yi

CHINA POLITICS: No Winner Between US And China Conflict: Wang Yi

Relations between China and United States have soured after Trump upset Beijing in December by taking a telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Thousands Protest Outside Presidential Office

TAIWAN POLITICS: Thousands Protest Outside Presidential Office

“We protest the Tsai government,” the protesters chanted, calling the reform plan “government bullying” and “majority tyranny.”

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TAIWAN POLITICS: President Tsai Ing-wen Congratulates US President Donald Trump

TAIWAN POLITICS: President Tsai Ing-wen Congratulates US President Donald Trump

“Congratulations @realDonaldTrump. Democracy is what ties Taiwan and the US together. Look forward to advancing our friendship & partnership,” Tsai tweeted just minutes after Trump took his oath of office.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and he has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says

“If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable,” the China Daily said.

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