Taiwan’s president gets jabbed with first domestic COVID-19 vaccine to stamp personal approval

Taipei: President Tsai Ing-wen got vaccinated with Taiwan`s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine on Monday (August 23), giving her personal stamp of approval as the island begins rolling out the shot whose approval critics say has been rushed. The health ministry last month approved the emergency use of Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp`s COVID-19 vaccine, part […]

ताइवान और अमेरिका के तटरक्षकों ने मुलाकात की, चीन के दबाव को दिखाया ठेंगा

Image Source : CHUNG CHEN-FANG/PUBLIC DOMAIN PIC चीन के विरोध के बावजूद ताइवान और अमेरिका के तटरक्षकों ने मुलाकात की है। बीजिंग: अमेरिका और ताइवान तटरक्षक बलों के अधिकारियों ने चीन द्वारा स्व-शासित द्वीप के लोकतंत्र को अलग-थलग करने के प्रयासों के बावजूद सहयोग और संचार में सुधार पर चर्चा करने के […]

China expels Lithuania’s envoy from Beijing in row over Taiwan office

Beijing: China on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and expelled the Baltic nation’s top representative to Beijing over the country’s decision to allow self-governing Taiwan to open an office in Lithuania under its own name. Beijing claims Taiwan as its territory without the right to diplomatic recognition, although the island maintains informal ties with […]

China threatens to nuke Japan over Taiwan issue, claim reports

Beijing: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aired a video in which it threatened Japan with a nuclear response and “full-scale war” if it interfered in China’s handling of Taiwan. The video, which appeared on a channel approved by the CCP, singled out Japan as the one exception to China`s policy to not use nuclear weapons […]

Chinese warplane enters Taiwan’s air defence zone for second time in July

Taipei: In yet another intrusion by Beijing amid escalating tensions in Taiwan Strait, a Chinese warplane entered Taiwan`s air defence identification zone (ADIZ), marking the second intrusion this month. According to the Ministry of National Defence, a single People`s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane entered the southwest corner of Taiwan`s […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges ‘reunification’ with Taiwan on party’s 100th founding anniversary

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday (July 1) to complete “reunification” with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to “smash” any attempts at formal independence for the island, taking a tough line on the 100th birthday of the ruling Communist Party. China considers democratically-ruled Taiwan its own territory, and under Xi has stepped up efforts […]

Taiwan no longer a problem in China ties, says US official

Taipei: The United States no longer sees Taiwan as a problem in its relations with China, but as an opportunity to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Thursday (June 24). Like most nations, the United States has no formal diplomatic ties with the Chinese-claimed island, but is its most […]

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 […]