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Retired PLA General Says War with Taiwan is Likely if it Keeps Seeking Independence

Retired PLA General Says War with Taiwan is Likely if it Keeps Seeking Independence

A retired general for the People’s Liberation Army of China has warned Taiwan that war with Beijing is imminent if the island nation continues seeking independence. “We have promised that Chinese people never fight against Chinese people, but if the pro-independence forces continue to press us, we will have no other chance but [to seek] […]

Taiwan Official to Meet with US Diplomats Despite Chinese Warnings

Taiwan Official to Meet with US Diplomats Despite Chinese Warnings

Following a landslide presidential victory for the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan, the party’s senior national security official is visiting the US. Joseph Wu is making his way to the US to deliver a speech at a Washington D.C.-based think tank on Tuesday. The trip comes after the DPP won presidential and parliamentary elections […]

Vietnam’s Military is on High Alert as Tensions Escalate in the South China Sea

Vietnam’s Military is on High Alert as Tensions Escalate in the South China Sea

Key units of Vietnam’s armed forces are on high-combat readiness as the country accelerates a decade-long modernization of its military — Hanoi’s largest such push since the height of the Vietnam War. Senior officers tell Reuters the country is heightening defenses to deter China, and to make sure Hanoi can “defend itself on all fronts,” […]

Obama Expected to Move Forward with Missile Sale to Taiwan Despite Chinese Outcry

Obama Expected to Move Forward with Missile Sale to Taiwan Despite Chinese Outcry

Despite opposition from China, the Obama administration is expected to authorize the sale of two missile frigates to Taiwan this week, according to two Congressional aides who spoke with CNBC. Taiwan said it would pay about $176 million for two frigates and it will consider seeking two more. Beijing, which still considers Taiwan its renegade […]

China and Taiwan Exchange Spies After Historic Meeting

China and Taiwan Exchange Spies After Historic Meeting

China and Taiwan have released jailed spies in a measure of mutual goodwill following the historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou. China released Colonel Zhu Gongxun and Colonel Xu Changguo of Taiwan’s Military Intelligence, who were detained for more than nine years. Meanwhile, Taiwan granted advance parole for Chinese […]

China is Warning Taiwanese Voters to tread lightly on Independence, or Else.

China is Warning Taiwanese Voters to tread lightly on Independence, or Else.

Much can be speculated about the historic Nov. 7 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou , which marked the first time leaders from both nations publically met since 1945 following the end of the Chinese Civil War that left the ruling Communist Party victorious. One interpretation: China is telling Taiwan […]

China, Taiwan Presidents to Meet for First Time Since 1949

China, Taiwan Presidents to Meet for First Time Since 1949

For the first time since the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949, the leaders of the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan will gather for a formal meeting. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou will meet Saturday at Singapore and will address each other as “Mister” rather than their honorific titles, then […]

Beijing Won’t Back Down Position that Taiwan is Part of China

Beijing Won’t Back Down Position that Taiwan is Part of China

The Chinese people have a “sacred mission” to ensure Taiwan is always considered a part of China, said a high-ranking Chinese leader Friday during an event in Beijing marking the anniversary of communist Chinese forces defeating the nationalists in 1949. “Maintaining the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and maintaining no changes to the position that […]

Chinese Military Calls U.S-China Navy Relations Best in History

Chinese Military Calls U.S-China Navy Relations Best in History

The Chinese military on Friday cited the country’s Naval Chief Wu Shengli as telling visiting U.S. officers that relations between the Chinese and United States navies are their best in history and interactions will become increasingly systematic. Wu reportedly explained that China and the U.S. have been conducting joint drills and agreeing on rules of […]

China Keeping Close Watch of Taiwan 2016 Election

China Keeping Close Watch of Taiwan 2016 Election

Beijing is keeping a close eye on Taiwan ahead of the island’s elections next year when a defeat of the ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) could radically shift the balance of power. The KMT party has been easing relations with China, which continues seeking unification as a priority. However, the party’s popularity has been declining since […]

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