China vows to impose sanctions on ‘Taiwan independence’ forces

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China said Friday it will impose sanctions such as entry bans on Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and Legislative Speaker You Si-kun, labeling them as “Taiwan independence” separatist forces. The move comes as tensions between the mainland and the self-ruled democratic island have been escalating, becoming a regular source of Sino-U.S. friction.… Continue reading China vows to impose sanctions on ‘Taiwan independence’ forces

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