Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party leader following local elections loss

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support. The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councillors are ostensibly about domestic issues such as the… Read More Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party leader following local elections loss

Taiwan denounces China’s peaceful ‘reunification’ pledge

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 says it is willing to put in effort for peaceful ‘reunification’ with Taiwan

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

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrives Taiwan amid China tensions

A U.S. lawmaker on the Senate Commerce and Armed Services committees arrived in Taiwan on Thursday on the third visit by a U.S. dignitary this month, defying pressure from Beijing to halt the trips. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on board a U.S. military aircraft, live television footage from the downtown Songshan… Read More U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrives Taiwan amid China tensions

U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions

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 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 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