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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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CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Taiwan Angry Buhari Courting China

NIGERIA POLITICS: Taiwan Angry Buhari Courting China

Taiwan urged Nigeria to reconsider, saying: “The foreign ministry seriously objects and condemns the unreasonable actions by the Nigerian government.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Scolds Msimanga For ‘Regrettable’ Taiwan Visit

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Scolds Msimanga For ‘Regrettable’ Taiwan Visit

“(We were) made aware of the visit and advised Mayor Msimanga not to undertake it as it would constitute a breach of our One China Policy,” foreign ministry said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warships Led By Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warships Led By Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said people should not read much into what the carrier was up to, as its movements were within the law.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Sternest Rebuke To Trump And Why It’s Big Deal

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Sternest Rebuke To Trump And Why It’s Big Deal

“If he tries to sabotage the One China policy or harm China’s core interests, ultimately he will lift a rock to crush his own toes,” Wang Yi said Chinese foreign minister.

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CHINA POLITICS: Trump Warned By China Against Ignoring Its Taiwan Interests

CHINA POLITICS: Trump Warned By China Against Ignoring Its Taiwan Interests

Donald Trump said the United States did not have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of one China, calling it the basis for relations.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Trump Call With Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen Backfires As China Lodges Protest

TAIWAN POLITICS: Trump Call With Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen Backfires As China Lodges Protest

The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan’s leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan Lists Times China Blocked Its Diplomatic Space

TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan Lists Times China Blocked Its Diplomatic Space

The list comes after official communication channels between Taiwan and China ceased.

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TAIWAN: Tsai Ing-Wen To China: Engage In Talks

TAIWAN: Tsai Ing-Wen To China: Engage In Talks

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen pledges to maintain peace with China, amid a near five-month impasse after Beijing halted official communications.

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CHINA: Beijing Warns Taiwan Not To Allow Dalai Lama To Visit

CHINA: Beijing Warns Taiwan Not To Allow Dalai Lama To Visit

Taiwan’s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, elected in January, has not said whether the government would allow a visit by the Dalai Lama, who congratulated Tsai on her “remarkable” victory.

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TAIWAN: Tsai Ing-wen Says Unofficial Communication Channels Remain With China

TAIWAN: Tsai Ing-wen Says Unofficial Communication Channels Remain With China

“We hope both sides maintain stability, so there won’t be any misunderstanding or misjudgment on either side,” Tsai Ing-wen said.

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