Taiwan will never allow China to “meddle” in its future, the government said on Wednesday, after a Chinese government spokesperson said Beijing was willing to make the utmost effort to strive for a peaceful “reunification” with the island. China claims democratically-governed Taiwan as its own territory. Taiwan’s government rejects China’s sovereignty claims. China has been… Read More Taiwan denounces China’s peaceful ‘reunification’ pledge
China is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for a peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan, a Chinese government spokesperson said on Wednesday, following weeks of military manoeuvres and war games by Beijing near the island. China claims democratically-governed Taiwan as its own territory. Taiwan’s government rejects China’s sovereignty claims and says only the island’s… Read More China says it is willing to put in effort for peaceful ‘reunification’ with Taiwan
China imposed sanctions on Tuesday on seven Taiwanese officials and lawmakers it accused of being “independence diehards”, including banning them from entering, in its latest angry reproach of the democratically governed island. The sanctions come after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan this month, a trip that China said had sent a wrong signal… Read More China imposes sanctions on seven Taiwanese officials for support of Taiwan independence bid
A U.S. lawmaker delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to come amid continued military tensions with the island’s giant neighbour China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has been holding military drills around the island… Read More U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions
China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan after taking it back, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi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’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
Taiwan scrambled jets on Friday to warn away 49 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone, the Taiwanese defence ministry said. All 49 Chinese aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, a ministry statement said.
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