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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 […]

China Reacts: Taiwan Should Give Up Independence ‘Hallucinations’

China Reacts: Taiwan Should Give Up Independence ‘Hallucinations’

China reacted strongly to the news that the DPP candidate won the presidency of Taiwan, putting the Taiwanese national government back under independence-leaning leadership. Tsai Ing-wen and her independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a decisive victory on Saturday. Tsai, who supports a Taiwan more independent from China, will take succeed Ma Ying-jeou who increased […]

Chinese President Defends Human Rights Record

Chinese President Defends Human Rights Record

Ahead of his first state visit to the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping is celebrating his country’s human rights record. In a letter to the annual Beijing Forum on Human Rights, Xi wrote “China has been promoting economic and social development, improving people’s well-being, and toughening legal protection of human rights, among other efforts.” However, […]

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