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China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan after taking it back, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi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

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

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan following meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday after pledging solidarity and hailing its democracy, leaving a trail of Chinese anger over her brief visit to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. China demonstrated its outrage over the highest-level U.S. visit to the island in 25 years with a… Read More U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan following meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan amid China warnings

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday on a trip she said demonstrates American solidarity with the Chinese-claimed self-ruled island, but China condemned this first such visit in 25 years as a threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Pelosi and the rest of her delegation disembarked… Read More U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan amid China warnings

China’s President Xi Jinping issues warning over Taiwan in virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against playing with fire over Taiwan in a call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, highlighting Beijing’s concerns about a possible visit to the Chinese-claimed island by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Those who play with fire will perish by it,” China’s foreign ministry quoted Xi as telling Biden… Read More China’s President Xi Jinping issues warning over Taiwan in virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden says willing to use force to defend Taiwan against China

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression in a comment that seemed to stretch the limits of the ambiguous U.S. policy towards the self-ruled island. While Washington is required by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself, it has… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden says willing to use force to defend Taiwan against China