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China Celebrates Biden Administration Deleting Taiwan Flag Tweet

Chinese state media on Friday claimed victory after the Biden administration deleted a tweet that included the flag of the nation of Taiwan. Government outlets celebrated the deletion as the Biden administration showing its respect for Beijing’s “One China” policy and as a humiliation for Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. China’s interpretation of the “One China”…

China Radio Silent on Presidential Assassination in Taiwan’s Ally Haiti

The Chinese government has been conspicuously silent since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise of Haiti on Wednesday. Haiti is a notable diplomatic ally of Taiwan, which China has been working to isolate. Moise’s assassination by a squad of mercenary gunmen went unmentioned at the lengthy press briefings held by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on…

Minister: Pfizer Partner Asked Taiwan to Not Refer to Itself as a ‘Country’ in...

The German biotech company BioNTech urged Taiwan to remove the word “country” from a joint press release that would have announced a now-scrapped vaccine deal between the East Asian nation and BioNtech, Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Thursday. Taiwan’s health ministry began talks with BioNTech to secure supplies of its Chinese coronavirus vaccine…

Taiwan: Power Plant Malfunction Leaves Millions Without Power

Rolling blackouts left 4 million people in Taiwan without electricity for several hours Thursday after the Singda Power Plant in Kaohsiung City reportedly suffered a grid malfunction. “At 2:37 pm, a malfunction at an ultra-high-voltage substation in Kaohsiung’s Lujhu District triggered four generators at the Singda plant to go offline, cutting power output by 2.2…

State Secretary Demands WHO Include Taiwan At Assembly Despite Chinese Protest

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is demanding that Taiwan be allowed at the World Health Assembly later this month, despite protests from Chinese officials and delegates. The Department of State released a press statement on Friday titled “Restoring Taiwan’s Appropriate Place at the World Health Assembly,” criticizing the Assembly’s decision to exclude Taiwan from the…

Are Russia and China jostling for the top, or defending themselves? [Video]

Gary Franchi of The Next News Network summarized this situation in this way: “The world witnesses a weakened United States, with a leader that can barely hold his own thoughts at the podium.” This might look like the leaders of Russia and China see the US as weak, and that it is time for each of…

China Hints Its Military Activity near Taiwan a ‘Rehearsal’ for Invasion

China’s latest military exercise near Taiwan on Monday “could be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation,” China’s state-run Global Times suggested Tuesday. “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted an exercise near the island of Taiwan on Monday with the largest number of warplanes ever recorded, which could be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation,” the…

China and Taiwan: China’s Build Up and its Causes

China and Taiwan: China’s Build Up and its Causes News Topic 97: US fears China is flirting with seizing control of Taiwan Chinese warplanes fly through island’s air defence zone in latest show of strength by Beijing US fears China is flirting with seizing control of Taiwan The US is concerned that China is flirting…

Chinese Defense Ministry to Taiwan: ‘Independence Means War’

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will take all necessary measures to “crush” efforts supporting Taiwanese sovereignty because “Taiwan independence means war,” a spokesman for China’s Ministry of National Defense said Thursday. Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said a “handful” of people in Taiwan are seeking the island’s independence at a monthly news briefing on…

Chinese Media Bark Orders at Joe Biden

Lintao Zhang/Getty Images China’s state-run media made numerous demands of Joe Biden on Wednesday in anticipation of his potentially becoming president, demanding changes to U.S. policy on the South China Sea, the Indo-Pacific region, and Taiwan. China’s state-run Global Times told Biden to drop the whole concept of “Indo-Pacific” strategy and return to the Obama-Biden…

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