Sunday, November 28, 2021


US and China tussle over Honduras as it weighs Taiwan ties

Honduras, with a population of just under 10 million, is one of a shrinking club concentrated in Central America and the Caribbean that maintains relations with US-backed Taiwan, which China views as a wayward province.

Aussie police take control of Solomon Islands capital after days of unrest

Many of the protesters feel overlooked by the government in Guadalcanal province and oppose its 2019 decision to end diplomatic ties with Taiwan and establish formal links with China.

China stops issuing visas in Lithuania amid Taiwan row

The move came after China downgraded diplomatic ties with Lithuania last week in protest against Vilnius's decision to allow Taiwan to open a representative office under its own name.

US warship again transits sensitive Taiwan Strait

The US like most countries has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan but is its most important international backer and arms supplier.

Biden, Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan in lengthy virtual summit

While the goal was to settle an increasingly volatile relationship between the giant economic and geopolitical competitors, tension over Taiwan loomed large.

US and allies would ‘take action’ if Taiwan attacked, says Blinken

His remarks come ahead of a planned virtual meeting between Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, which is expected to be held as soon as next week.

Taiwan says not seeking arms race with China

Tensions between Taiwan and China, which claims the democratically-governed island as its own territory, have spiked over the past year as Beijing ups its military and political pressure to force Taipei to accept Chinese sovereignty.

Beijing says Taiwan has ‘no right to join United Nations’

Beijing considers Taiwan – where the mainland's defeated nationalists fled at the end of China's civil war in 1949 – to be a province awaiting reunification, by force if necessary.

Taiwan building inferno kills 46, dozens injured

Kaohsiung's fire department said it sent more than 70 trucks to tackle the blaze, which took four hours to put out.

China says military drills near Taiwan a ‘just’ move

Military tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, are at their worst in more than 40 years.

China’s Xi says reunification with Taiwan ‘will be realised’

China's President Xi Jinping also warns against foreign interference in Taiwan after a Pentagon official confirmed US special operations forces have been quietly training Taiwanese troops for months.

US special forces quietly training Taiwanese, says official

A contingent of around 20 special operations and conventional forces have been conducting the training for less than a year, the official says.

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