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U.S. Reinstating Marines on Taipei

U.S. Reinstating Marines on Taipei

The United States is planning to reinstate troops as guards at the new compound of its de facto diplomatic mission in Taipei, despite lacking official diplomatic relations with Taiwan. The move is likely to enhance U.S.-Taiwan relations while further dampening relations with China. Beijing continues to consider Taiwan a breakaway province and the U.S. has […]

Trump Strategist: “We’re going to war in the South China Sea”

Trump Strategist: “We’re going to war in the South China Sea”

It’s no doubt that United States President Donald Trump has been vehemently critical of China’s economic and militaristic policies. But is the commander-in-chief ready to rain American fire power in the East? One man in his inner circle seems to think so. Or at least he did. Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist and former […]

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

A group of activists from Hong Kong were met with an unlikely sight when they traveled to Taiwan for pro-independence forums: a violent backlash from protesters seeking reunification with mainland China. Police in Taipei had to keep angry protestors at bay to protect 20-year-old Joshua Wong, the secretary general of Hong Kong’s minor party Demosito, […]

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 […]

Tillerson to China: Island Building Stops Here

Tillerson to China: Island Building Stops Here

For years, China has been enraging its neighbors by building and militarizing artificial islands across disputed waters. Now, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state says it’s time for the U.S. to draw a hard line. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first, the island-building stops and second, your […]

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 […]

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Chinese Media Giant Hints at Trade war with U.S. Over Trump Tweets

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Chinese Media Giant Hints at Trade war with U.S. Over Trump Tweets

President-elect Donald J. Trump has been a thorn in the side of the Chinese government since he launched his campaign for the presidency. For Trump, an essential ingredient to Make America Great Again has been to add less China. Throughout his campaign, the real-estate mogul has vowed to bring manufacturing jobs back from China to […]

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 […]