U.S. Health Chief Azar to Visit Taiwan

Aug.04 — Tensions between the U.S. and China are set to rise even further after the White House announced a visit to Taiwan by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. He would be the most senior American official to visit Taipei since 1979, and according to the administration, the trip will take place … Read more U.S. Health Chief Azar to Visit Taiwan

China-U.S. Tensions over Taiwan

The U.S. is to send 2-billion-U.S.-dollars’ worth of #military equipment to #Taiwan. Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, says that the historical trend of national reunification and rejuvenation cannot be stopped by anyone or any force. What is the impact of the China-U.S. conflict over Taiwan? Subscribe to us … Read more China-U.S. Tensions over Taiwan

2020/08/03 China-U.S. Tensions over Taiwan / China-U.S. Ties Over 40 Years

— The U.S. will send 2-billion-U.S.-#dollars’ worth of military equipment to #Taiwan. Is a storm brewing over the Taiwan Straits? — AND, China and the U.S. stand off in the South #China Sea. I speak to an American scholar who advocates political wisdom to rise above the choppy discourse. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more 2020/08/03 China-U.S. Tensions over Taiwan / China-U.S. Ties Over 40 Years

Xi Jinping expresses gratitude to enterprises and self-employed businesses

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to state-owned, private and foreign-funded enterprises, Hong Kong-, Macao- and Taiwan-funded companies, and the self-employed businesses for their contributions to pandemic prevention and control, and socioeconomic progress. Xi made the remarks while presiding over … Read more Xi Jinping expresses gratitude to enterprises and self-employed businesses

Facts Tell: Is Taiwan’s military drill a hollow show?

Taiwan authorities call the Han Kuang Exercise, which literally means “Glory of Han” in Chinese, a show of combat readiness to ward off an attack. Carried out almost every year since 1984, this military exercise is no stranger to accidents. Given the current state of affairs, it is highly doubtful it can help the island … Read more Facts Tell: Is Taiwan’s military drill a hollow show?

How might China-U.S. relations affect cross-Strait ties, and vice-versa?

Taiwan region’s largest annual military exercise, the Han Kuang Exercise, started this week against a backdrop of increased U.S. military operations in the region. The five-day drill is part of pro-secession attempts to resist national reunification. What are the latest developments this year? As the U.S. increases arms supplies, will this bring Taiwan region greater … Read more How might China-U.S. relations affect cross-Strait ties, and vice-versa?

Taiwan carries out military drills as China threat looms | ITV News

What used to be an annual rehearsal has become a show of readiness. For 36 years Taiwan has staged its military drills, with a day dedicated to a mock invasion from China. Never has that day felt more important, the threat more real, says Asia Correspondent Debi Edward. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: … Read more Taiwan carries out military drills as China threat looms | ITV News

Taiwan holds five-day war games in simulated China assault

Soldiers in Taiwan have taken part in a five-day live-fire drill that simulated a coastal assault by China. The exercise involved fighter jets, warships and ground troops as well as 8,000 service personnel. Taipei has faced the threat of a Chinese invasion since the two sides split in 1949 after a civil war Taiwan thwarts … Read more Taiwan holds five-day war games in simulated China assault

Taiwan flexes military might amid China tensions

Taiwan has held annual military drills, meant to show off its readiness to defend itself against an attack from mainland China. President Tsai Ing-wen says the war games are important to show determination and efforts to protect the island. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul, South Korea. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Taiwan flexes military might amid China tensions

How will cross-Strait ties likely evolve?

Tensions flare up as Taiwan carries out a five-day live-fire drill this week. This, after the U.S. approved another arms sale to Taiwan last week. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it will sanction Lockheed Martin for its involvement in Washington’s latest arms sale. The company is the main contractor for an upgrade package for Taiwan’s … Read more How will cross-Strait ties likely evolve?

2020/07/15 UK’s 5G ban on Huawei: More than Meets the Eye / Cross-Strait Ties under renewed stress

— Britain’s 5G ban on Huawei under the cover of national security – more than meets the eye? — Cross-Strait ties following a recent U.S. arms sale to Taiwan are under renewed stress. A discussion of China’s countermeasures and the future of relations. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store … Read more 2020/07/15 UK’s 5G ban on Huawei: More than Meets the Eye / Cross-Strait Ties under renewed stress

China to sanction main U.S. contractor Lockheed Martin for package worth $620 mln

#Beijing said it will put sanctions on a U.S. company for involvement in #Washington’s latest arms sale to #Taiwan. Lockheed Martin is the main contractor for an upgrade package for Taiwan’s Patriot surface-to-air missiles. The package is worth over 600 million U.S. dollars and was approved by Washington last week. The Taiwan Affairs Office of … Read more China to sanction main U.S. contractor Lockheed Martin for package worth $620 mln

New Covid-19 Rules as Baseball Returns to Japan

On July 10, Japan became among the first countries in the coronavirus pandemic era to restart large-scale sporting events with spectators. By the end of the night, it was clear that the balancing act of minimizing infection risks while maximizing excitement was near impossible. After a relatively tight ten innings of play, infielder Dayan Viciedo … Read more New Covid-19 Rules as Baseball Returns to Japan

CHINA-U.S. STRAIN: Where does the relationship go from here?

Trade tariffs, the COVID-19 blame game, South China Sea, Huawei and ZTE, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Tibet, TikTok, the expulsion of Chinese academics, and this week, new U.S. regulation threatening the visas of 400,000 overseas Chinese students. Everywhere you turn, relations between China and the U.S. seem to be in peril. Speaking on Thursday, Chinese … Read more CHINA-U.S. STRAIN: Where does the relationship go from here?

The Point: What’s next as Taiwan opens office to help people fleeing HK?

As #Taiwan watches the implementation of the new national security law in #HongKong, what are its reactions? What’s behind its decision to open its doors to Hong Kongers leaving the city? #Security Guests: John Gong, Professor of Economics at University of International Business and Economics Henry Ho, Founder & Chairman of the One Country Two … Read more The Point: What’s next as Taiwan opens office to help people fleeing HK?