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China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has “the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for Taiwan independence in […]

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3 and 10 have been lost due to a technical glitch. Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply. “Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the […]

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies. It comes after Panama cut official ties with Taiwan in June, choosing instead to form diplomatic relations with China — leaving the island with only 20 […]

Taiwan to China: We Were Always Independent

Taiwan to China: We Were Always Independent

China and Taiwan held a war of words recently after Beijing this Wednesday warned the island nation that it would “reap the consequences” of seeking legitimate independence. Taiwan’s government roared back saying it belonged to a sovereign nation and nothing China’s leaders say could ever change that. Officials said the Republic of China, the islands […]

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

North Korea’s recent nuclear weapon coincided with China’s Brics Summit, which brought together leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Now, Chinese website moderators appear to be censoring discussion over the situation. The popular microblogging site Sina WeiBo recently censored searchers for the term “Hydrogen Bomb.” According to censorship-monitoring website FreeWeibo, the top […]

U.S. Makes Most Defiant Drill Yet in South China Sea

U.S. Makes Most Defiant Drill Yet in South China Sea

The USS Dewy on Thursday conducted a maneuvering drill within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island constructed by Beijing in the contested South China Sea. Although the previous Administration often sent warships into the South China Sea to uphold freedom of navigation and challenge China’s claim to virtually the entire region, some analysts say […]

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Beijing continues to anger its neighbors as it builds militarized artificial islands in the contested South China Sea — a region China lays virtually all claim to. And despite an international court denying these claims and a recurring shows of force by the United States to uphold freedom of navigation in the area, Beijing continues […]

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi traveled to India with a bi-partisan delegation to visit the spiritual leader The Dalai Lama and to shed light on the alleged human rights abuse of Tibetans. “As we visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our bipartisan delegation comes in his spirit of faith and peace. We come on this […]

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

Beijing continues to inflame tensions with its neighbors along the South China Sea after installing rocket launchers along the Fiery Cross Reef, according to state-run newspaper Defense Times. The publication reports China installed Norinco CS/AR-1 55mm anti-frogman rocket launcher defense systems to protect itself against military combat divers from Vietnam, a neighbor that also lays claims […]

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

After struggling with crippling relations tied to the South China Sea issue, the Philippines may be looking to back off on Beijing. The country’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo says the territorial issue will be raised during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila from Wednesday to Saturday, and carry on over into […]

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