Taiwan needs to beef up defense, seek more friends, minister says

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Self-ruled Taiwan needs to strengthen its defenses and, with just 15 diplomatic allies in the world, seek more friends on the international stage as it faces pressure from China, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, October 27. Tensions between Taiwan and China, which claims the fiercely democratic island as sovereign territory, have escalated in… Continue reading Taiwan needs to beef up defense, seek more friends, minister says

China condemns US, Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

The Chinese military on Sunday, October 17, condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone… Continue reading China condemns US, Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

China sends 56 jets into Taiwan defense zone in another record incursion

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Taiwan urged Beijing to stop “irresponsible provocative actions” after 56 Chinese warplanes crossed into its air defense zone on Monday in yet another record incursion. The defense ministry said it scrambled aircraft to broadcast warnings after 36 fighter jets, 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers and four other planes entered its southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ).… Continue reading China sends 56 jets into Taiwan defense zone in another record incursion