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 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

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi vows support to North Korea denuclearisation on visit to South Korea

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her South Korean counterpart vowed on Thursday to support efforts to maintain a strong deterrence against North Korea and achieve its denuclearisation. A joint statement was issued after Pelosi met South Korea’s National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo in Seoul, in which they expressed concerns over the North’s… Read More U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi vows support to North Korea denuclearisation on visit to South Korea

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