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United States plans to conduct fresh ‘air and maritime transits’ in Taiwan Strait

The United States plans to conduct new “air and maritime transits” in the Taiwan Strait in a step the White House says will reflect its response to China’s military drills in the contested strait amid rising tensions over the self-ruled island. China conducted its largest-ever military drill around Taiwan, which Beijing considers its territory, during […]

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China announces fresh military drills in sea and airspace around Taiwan

China has announced more military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan, a day after the scheduled end of exercises launched in protest against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island. China’s Eastern Theatre Command said on Monday that it would conduct joint drills focusing on anti-submarine and sea assault operations. […]

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China using drills as practice for invasion, Taiwan’s foreign minister says

Taiwan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that China was using the military drills it launched in protest against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit as a game plan to prepare for an eventual invasion of the self-ruled island. Joseph Wu, speaking at a news conference in Taipei, offered no timetable for a possible invasion of […]

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Chinese mock war drill focus on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan

Chinese forces took part in drills focused on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan on Sunday, its military said, on what was expected to be the final day of extensive exercises rolled out in response to a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese […]

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Chinese army allegedly simulated invading Taiwan during military drills

Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island Saturday, as Beijing continued its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taipei visit. Relations between the two superpowers nosedived following Pelosi’s trip to China’s self-ruled neighbour prompting calls from the UN for an urgent de-escalation of tensions. Taipei said it observed […]

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China sanction Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family, end climate change talks after Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

China has announced unspecified sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family, following the visit by the speaker of the United States House of Representatives to the self-ruled island of Taiwan earlier this week. A Chinese foreign ministry statement on Friday said Pelosi had disregarded China’s concerns and resolute opposition to her visit, China claims […]

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China announces trade restrictions with Taiwan amid tensions over US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit

China has restricted its trade with Taiwan amid elevated tensions over United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the democratically-ruled island. Chinese commerce and customs authorities said on Wednesday they had halted exports of sand, a key material used in construction, and imports of Taiwanese citrus fruit and some types of fish. […]

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Chinese military exercises breach Taiwan’s territory, defense minister says

Chinese military exercises near Taiwan have encroached on its territory and amount to a blockade of its sea and airspace, the defence ministry has said. The exercises by the Chinese navy and air force are seen as a direct response to the 24-hour visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most senior […]

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China announces six live fire drills surrounding Taiwan amid US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tour

China announced that it will hold military exercises that include live-fire drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan. At 10:43pm on Wednesday evening Pelosi and her congressional delegation arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport aboard a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-40C. At 10:59 pm, Chinese state-run mouthpiece the Global […]

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Taiwan hit by massive power outage, 5 million households affected

Taiwan reported a massive blackout on Thursday that is affecting its two biggest cities as well as its most important iPhone processor production hub. Over 5 million households were affected by the power outages, including in Taipei, the capital, and Kaohsiung, the second-biggest city. Taiwan Power Company said in a brief statement that its southern […]

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Taiwan shares tips on how to use 20,000 bottles of Lithuanian rum it bought bound for China

Taiwan is sharing tips with the public on how to drink and cook with rum after it bought 20,000 bottles of Lithuanian rum bound for China. State-run media said Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp (TTL) purchased the rum after learning that it could be blocked from entering China. It comes after Lithuania established a de […]

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6.5-magnitude earthquake wobbles Taiwan’s northeastern coast

A strong earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, with residents reporting violent shaking in the capital Taipei but there were no immediate reports of widespread damage. Taiwan’s central weather bureau said the quake was of magnitude 6.5, the biggest on the island this year, while the US Geological Survey gave a lower figure of 6.2. […]