TAIPEI (Reuters) – Voters in Taiwan have delivered a strong rebuke to the island’s pro-independence ruling party in local elections, emboldening the China-friendly opposition, one of whose main figures says he will now reach out to Beijing to forge more friendly ties.
Two Navy warships transited the Taiwan Strait on Monday in a show of force in Pentagon efforts to push back against China’s expansive claims to control waters near the communist mainland.
Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China’s “increasingly out of control” behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year.
Congress has sent the fiscal 2019 defense authorization act to the White House with several provisions targeting China.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Wednesday condemned U.S. airlines for caving to demands by the Chinese government that the companies remove references to Taiwan from their websites.
The Pentagon dispatched two guided missiles destroyers through the Taiwan Strait this week in a show of force amid increasing Chinese efforts to coerce democratic Taiwan.
Taiwan is urging U.S. airlines to reject Beijing’s demand that the companies recognize the autonomous island as part of China ahead of a July 25 deadline for international carriers to comply or face steep penalties.
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived here Sunday for the start of a six-day visit to Asia that will include talks in China amid heightened tensions with Beijing.
Nearly 200 House members are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to join its annual global health summit amid a concerted effort by China to block the island from admittance for the second year in a row.
It was an honor to be invited to a dinner hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (for all intents and purposes, the embassy of Taiwan).