China redacts promise not to send troops to Taiwan after unification

China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan after taking it back, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi Jinping to grant less autonomy than previously suggested. China’s white paper on its position on self-ruled Taiwan follows days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises near the… Read More China redacts promise not to send troops to Taiwan after unification

China conducts fresh military drills around Taiwan

China’s military announced fresh drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan on Monday, a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week’s visit to the island by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theatre Command said it would conduct joint drills focusing on anti-submarine and sea… Read More China conducts fresh military drills around Taiwan

Japan’s foreign minister says nation remains open to dialogue with China

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Friday that Japan remains open to dialogue with China as keeping communications intact is all the more important when ties are strained. Hayashi’s comment to reporters came after China on Thursday canceled a meeting between Hayashi and his Chinese counterpart, set to take place on the sidelines of… Read More Japan’s foreign minister says nation remains open to dialogue with China

China imposes sanctions on U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit

China has decided to sanction U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family in response to her “vicious” and “provocative” actions, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday. “Despite China’s serious concerns and firm opposition, Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan, seriously interfering in China’s internal affairs, undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,… Read More China imposes sanctions on U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit

China halts cooperation with U.S. on military, climate talks

China announced on Friday it was halting dialogue with the United States in a number of areas, including between theater-level military commanders and on climate talks, in an escalating furore over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China’s foreign ministry said it was also suspending cooperation with Washington on prevention of cross-border crime and… Read More China halts cooperation with U.S. on military, climate talks

China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan over G7 Taiwan statement

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that a meeting between China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of ASEAN events in Cambodia had been cancelled. The Chinese side is strongly displeased with the joint statement put out by the Group of Seven nations about Taiwan, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson… Read More China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan over G7 Taiwan statement

China launches military drills around Taiwan

China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday, launching unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island that Beijing regards as its sovereign territory. The exercises, China’s largest ever in the Taiwan Strait, began as scheduled at midday and included live-firing in the… Read More China launches military drills around Taiwan