US urges China to cease pressure against Taiwan, peacefully resolve cross-Strait issues

Washington: The United States has called on China to cease its pressure against Taiwan and resolve the cross-strait issues `peacefully`. This was conveyed during a phone call between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi on Friday […]

Taiwan accuses China of blocking COVID-19 vaccine deal with BioNTech

Taipei: For the first time on Wednesday (May 26), Taiwan directly accused China of blocking a deal with German firm BioNTech for COVID-19 vaccines. “Taiwan was close to sealing the deal with the German plant, but because of China`s intervention, we still can`t sign the contract,” the island`s President Tsai Ing-wen said in a meeting […]

Taiwan criticises WHO’s ‘indifference’ after failing to get into key meeting

Taipei: Taiwan`s government slammed the World Health Organization`s (WHO) “indifference” to the health rights of Taiwanese people and for capitulating to China on Monday (May 24) after failing to get invited to a meeting of its decision-making body. Taiwan is excluded from most global organisations such as the WHO because of the objections of China, […]

China lashes out at Japan for stoking military, stirring up regional tensions over Taiwan

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Ministry lashed out against Japanese Defence Chief Nobuo Kishi saying Nansei Islands – southernmost of the Japanese mainland close to Taiwan is a source of concern and said that Beijing will safeguard its territory and Tokyo should not stretch too far. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Friday (May 21) said […]

China accuses US of threatening peace in Taiwan Strait

Beijing: China accused the United States on Wednesday (May 18) of threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from its giant neighbour. The U.S. Navy`s 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a “routine Taiwan […]

Taiwan to impose ban on entry of foreigners for 1 month amid new COVID-19 cases

Taipei: Taiwan plans to prohibit foreigners without local residency from entering the island for a month from Wednesday (May 19), as its daily local COVID-19 infections reached a new peak of 333 new cases on Monday (May 17). “Because of the rising COVID-19 epidemic situation both domestically and internationally, to safeguard the domestic epidemiological situation […]

Suspicions arise of Xi Jinping’s third term of Chinese Presidency

Beijing: As Chinese President Xi Jinping`s hard-line policies beyond Chinese shores are squandering Beijing`s soft power, doubts are emerging over Xi securing an unprecedented third term. The G7 last week called on Xi on everything from actions on Taiwan, incursions in cyberspace, human-rights abuses, fallout from its Belt and Road Initiative. The same week, Hong […]

China’s aggressive behaviour, US support during India’s COVID-19 crisis will strengthen Quad: Experts

Washington: Several experts have opined that China`s increasingly aggressive behaviour and US support during India’s COVID-19 crisis will make the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) – a security alliance between India, the US, Japan and Australia – more robust.  Terry Wu for The Epoch Times writes that the growing threat from China would bind the geopolitical […]

China slams G7 statement censuring Beijing, supporting Taiwan

Beijing: China condemned on Thursday a joint statement by G7 foreign ministers that expressed support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and cast Beijing as a bully, saying it was a gross interference in China`s internal affairs. G7 foreign ministers said in a communique after a London summit that China was guilty of human rights abuses and of […]

India gets help from Taiwan, first batch of medical aid arrives Delhi

Taipei: Taiwan`s first batch of aid to India to help it fight a surging increase in COVID-19 infections left for New Delhi on Sunday (May 2), consisting of 150 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders, Taiwan`s Foreign Ministry said. Countries around the world have been rushing to help India alleviate the crisis. India recorded more […]

COVID-19: Taiwan to send 150 oxygen concentrators to India soon

Taipei: Taiwan has bought 150 oxygen concentrators and aims to send them to India this weekend to help it deal with a massive increase in COVID-19 infections, and is also looking at providing further aid, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Thursday (April 29). Countries around the world have been rushing to help India alleviate […]