Tag Archive | Taiwan

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Panama has switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, handing a huge victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory.

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Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president

Ms Tsai, seen as an unassuming but determined leader, led the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to a landslide win in elections in January. The DPP has traditionally leaned towards independence from China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. In the past, it has threatened to take the island by force if necessary. It still […]

China calls for deeper defense ties with Vietnam

China calls for deeper defense ties with Vietnam

The militaries of China and Vietnam should deepen their exchanges, communication and friendship, China’s defense minister said during a visit to Hanoi, amid a festering territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The two communist-led states’ claims in the South China Sea came to a head in 2014, when Beijing parked an oil rig in […]

Taiwan elects first female president

Taiwan elects first female president

Taiwanese opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory in the island’s presidential election Saturday to become its first female leader, telling China she wants stable relations but would defend her country’s sovereignty and dignity. Tsai vowed to work with China to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, but Beijing responded frostily to […]

Taiwan, China leaders to hold historic meeting

Taiwan, China leaders to hold historic meeting

The presidents of Taiwan and China will meet in Singapore on Saturday to discuss cross-strait issues, Taiwan’s presidential office said, in the first such meeting of leaders from the two sides since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will fly to Singapore to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the […]

Taiwan rejected from new Asia bank “due to name”

Taiwan rejected from new Asia bank “due to name”

The Chinese government has said Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name. China is leading the set-up of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a project opposed by the US. Taiwan, which split from China in 1949, wanted to join the […]

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

China urged Taiwan to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan’s pro-Beijing ruling party was routed in local elections. The defeat in Saturday’s elections of the Nationalist Party, which lost nine cities and counties, including its longtime strongholds Taipei, the capital, and the major central city of […]