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Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Somewhere in China, a Taiwanese activist and former philosophy student is believed to be held on suspicion of endangering national security. Back home, that’s all his colleagues and family is hearing and they’re demanding answers. Lee Ming-Che has not been heard from for 23 days. On Monday, China revoked his wife’s travel permit shortly before […]

Chinese Warship Carrier Crosses Taiwan Strait

Chinese Warship Carrier Crosses Taiwan Strait

Returning from drills in the disputed South China Sea, China’s only aircraft carrier took several warships across the Taiwan strait, in a move that put Taipei on high alert.   Taiwan’s military monitored the Liaoning as it passed through the 100-mile strait, and its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Beijing considers self-governed Taiwan a breakaway […]

Tsai Ing-wen Clocked in Texas

Tsai Ing-wen Clocked in Texas

Every country is filled with rich history, traditions, and customs that are what make that nation what it is. Part of receiving foreign diplomats and royalty is to understand those cultural significances – especially when giving gifts. Texas governor Greg Abbott apparently didn’t get the memo. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is making a four-country tour […]

China Critic Becomes Trade Policy Leader Under Trump

China Critic Becomes Trade Policy Leader Under Trump

Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump bashed China accusing the Communist country of currency manipulation, unfairly high tariffs, stealing American jobs, and militarizing the contested South China Sea. Now, the man who promised to bring back jobs may actually be sticking to his guns. Trump has appointed Peter Navarro as director of trade and industrial […]

Taiwan President to Visit the U.S.

Taiwan President to Visit the U.S.

As thousands of Chinese missiles stay pointed toward Taiwan, the Communist nation’s patience with what it calls its breakaway province continues to be tested. Today, a senior Taiwanese official announced President Tsai Ing-wen and a 90-strong delegation plan to land on U.S. soil to meet members of Congress. Beijing believes Taiwan is nothing more than […]

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Ties with African Island Nation

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Ties with African Island Nation

Taiwan is somewhat of an international anomaly. China still considers it as a breakaway province that remains under Beijing’s control, and just under two dozen governments recognize it as a nation state. Today, that number shrunk to 20. Now, the government of the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principle have cut official ties […]

White House on Damage Control After Trump-Taiwan Call Angers China

White House on Damage Control After Trump-Taiwan Call Angers China

Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump received a phone call that essentially made history. On the other line was Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Trump picked up the phone breaking more than 40 years of U.S.-Taiwan policy. He then tweeted about it. Since 1979, Washington has had no formal relations with Taiwan, and it does not recognize […]

China Says Any Crisis Will be Blamed on Taiwan

China Says Any Crisis Will be Blamed on Taiwan

Taiwan’s incoming independence-leaning pro-democratic government is creating more contention from mainland China. On Wednesday, Beijing made a bold statement saying the island’s new government “will be to blame for any crisis with China that erupts once it assumes office.” In what was a pivotal point in Taiwan’s reign, the liberal-thinking Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic […]

Taiwan Accuses China of Abducting 8 in Kenya

Taiwan Accuses China of Abducting 8 in Kenya

Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has accused Chinese officials of “extrajudicial abduction” after 8 Taiwanese acquitted of fraud in Kenya were deported to mainland China on Friday. The ministry said the acquitted were forced onto a China-bound plane against their will. It called the move an “uncivilized act” representing a “gross violation of basic human rights.” […]

Chinese Media Warns Tsai Over Independence

Chinese Media Warns Tsai Over Independence

Chinese state-run media on Monday warned Taiwan’s president elect to not take a pro-independence approach toward Chinese relations. Tsai Ing-wen, of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won a landslide victory on Saturday sending shockwaves throughout Chinese leadership. However, Tsai has in recent months sanitized the position of the DPP toward independence and has vowed […]

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