As Taiwan stands up to big brother China, it deserves the world’s support

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For the second time in less than three months, Taiwan has hosted a conference on religious freedom, with President Tsai Ing-wen delivering a speech on the issue. Last week President Tsai told the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum that “Taiwan’s religious freedom … Read More

U.S. Plans More Than $2 Billion in Weapons Sales to Taiwan, Angering Beijing

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning a new effort to help the Taiwanese government upgrade its military by allowing Taipei to buy billions of dollars’ worth of weapons systems, possibly including more than 100 tanks — a move that has … Read More

Kill the Carriers: How China Plans to Win a Superpower Showdown Against America

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A scary concept. The Third Taiwan Crisis was a brutal lesson for a China. More than twenty years ago, a military confrontation in East Asia pushed the United States and China uncomfortably close to conflict. Largely unknown in America, the … Read More

US Experts Call on Trump Administration to Stand up For Taiwan

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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (C) arrives at a polling station to vote during local elections in Zhongho, New Taipei City, Nov. 24, 2018 – AFP Scholars and experts at the Asia Society have called for a ‘course correction’ in U.S.-China policy, … Read More

Taiwan prepares to hold large-scale military drills to deter China

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Amid heightened tensions in cross-strait relations, Taiwan’s military is starting a series of newly designed large-scale military drills. Taiwanese analysts say the island should enhance its combat preparedness. Taiwan’s armed forces are on Thursday holding their first live-fire drill for … Read More

Be ready for war, crisis: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells army

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China’s armed forces should be ready for combat and be prepared for unexpected crisis and war, President Xi Jinping said on Friday in his first meeting with the military top brass in Beijing in 2019. The massive and rapidly modernizing, People’s … Read More

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits western Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck western Taiwan at 7:57 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The earthquake’s epicenter was located at sea about 101.9 kilometers west of Penghu County Hall, at a depth … Read More

China’s President Orders Military ‘PREPARE FOR WAR’

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Tensions are now growing around the future of the South China Sea and Taiwan. Tensions are now growing around the future of the South China Sea and Taiwan As China continues to battle the escalating trade war with the US, … Read More

A major new war is looming — and this one sits worryingly close to home

A “TICKING time bomb” on Australia’s doorstep is counting down to war — and an expert says the world is blind to it. A MAJOR new war is looming — and this one sits worryingly close to home. Asia is … Read More

Trump announces June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, American prisoners released

President Trump announced Thursday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, locking in a historic, high-stakes summit aimed at curbing the rogue nation’s nuclear weapons program. Trump made the announcement via Twitter … Read More

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