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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 Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

Amid rising tensions with Taiwan, China appears to be mobilizing further. Recently, Beijing deployed its first aircraft carrier into the Western Pacific, according to the United States NAVY. “A Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, headed towards the West Pacific on Saturday for scheduled blue-water training,” said navy spokesperson Liang Yang as quoted […]

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 […]