Taiwan says don’t get too close as China defends military drills

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Taiwan’s defense ministry warned China of strong countermeasures on Wednesday, October 13, if its forces got too close to the island, as Beijing defended its incursions into Taiwan’s air defense zone as “just” moves to protect peace and stability. Military tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, are at their worst in… Continue reading Taiwan says don’t get too close as China defends military drills

Taiwan won’t be forced to bow to China, president says

Taiwan will keep bolstering its defenses to ensure nobody can force them to accept the path China has laid down that offers neither freedom nor democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday, October 10, in a riposte to Beijing that its government denounced. Claimed by China as its own territory, Taiwan has come under growing… Continue reading Taiwan won’t be forced to bow to China, president says

China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, but holds off threatening force

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to realise peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan, though did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the Chinese-claimed island that sparked international concern. Democratically ruled Taiwan has come under increased military and political pressure from Beijing to accept its sovereignty, but Taipei has… Continue reading China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, but holds off threatening force

Biden says he and China’s Xi agree to abide by Taiwan agreement

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US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he has spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Taiwan and they agreed to abide by the Taiwan agreement, as tensions have ratcheted up between Taipei and Beijing. “I’ve spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree…we’ll abide by the Taiwan agreement,” he said. “We made it clear… Continue reading Biden says he and China’s Xi agree to abide by Taiwan agreement