Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Taiwan

Drought threatens Taiwan’s chip industry, critical for world computers

The government is rationing water and has tried cloud seeding and rain worshipping ceremonies.

US, Japan to present united front on Taiwan as China continues air pressure

Japanese ruling party lawmakers have been divided over whether Suga should endorse a strong statement on Taiwan.

Taiwan tells Biden reps it will work with US to counter China’s threats

The unofficial visit is a sign of Biden's commitment to Taiwan, and is further straining Sino-US relations.

Russia and China warn US Navy to steer clear as warships near both ‘backyards’

Moscow and Beijing are separately accusing Washington of provocative behaviour over Ukraine and Taiwan.

Chinese warplanes, drones, fly closer to Taiwan in increasing shows of force

China says its activities around Taiwan are aimed at protecting China’s sovereignty.

Lorry boss apologises for Taiwan’s worst train wreck

There have been mounting questions over how full the train was, and why there were no barricades on that section of the track.

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan railway crash

Police say the accident was believed to have been caused by a construction vehicle sliding down an embankment and striking the train before it entered the tunnel.

Taiwan’s long-range missile goes into mass production

Taiwan's armed forces have traditionally concentrated on defending the island from a Chinese attack and are currently being upgraded.

US warns of China’s growing Taiwan threat as Alaska summit nears

Officials from Washington and Beijing are meeting in Alaska on Thursday for a high-stakes summit.

Bajet ketenteraan China meningkat 6.8% pada 2021

Beijing merancang untuk membelanjakan AS$210 bilion untuk sektor pertahanan tahun ini.

Singapore couple who dumped baby wanted in Taiwan for murder

The couple allegedly left the baby girl with placenta and umbilical cord still attached in a recycling bin in February 2019.

Taiwan opens Guyana office in push against China’s regional influence

The US applauds the move as it worries about China's growing influence in Latin America.

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