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  • It is time to dump the one-China policy

    It is time to dump the one-China policy

    Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, reacted to the Chinese letter and stated, “India is the largest democracy on Earth with a vibrant press and freedom loving people. But it looks like communist China is hoping to march into the subcontinent by imposing censorship. Taiwan’s Indian friends will have one reply: GET LOST!”.

    October 14, 2020
  • ‘Free media in India’: Centre replies to China over Taiwan coverage guidelines

    ‘Free media in India’: Centre replies to China over Taiwan coverage guidelines

    'All countries that have diplomatic relations with China should firmly honour their commitment to the One-China policy,' China had said.

    October 9, 2020
  • David’s Hurrah

    David’s Hurrah

    Taiwan saw Azar’s trip as a diplomatic coup and an opportunity to showcase its widely praised response to the virus. Beijing however saw it as another provocation from the US. When the US increases interactions with Taiwan and sells arms committed under the Taiwan Relations Act, Beijing sees it as a challenge to its sovereignty and defiance of its threat to take over the island by force

    August 19, 2020
  • China says US cabinet visit to Taiwan ‘endangering peace’

    China says US cabinet visit to Taiwan ‘endangering peace’

    The United States switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979.

    August 5, 2020
  • Taiwan, post-HK

    Taiwan, post-HK

    The imposition of a sweeping Chinese legislation in Hong Kong has unnerved Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing will focus on capturing the island. Like Hong Kong, Taiwan has morphed from a brutal autocracy into one of Asia's most progressive democracies. Younger Taiwanese tend to be especially wary of its huge authoritarian neighbour. Therefore, Taiwanese support for the movement for democracy in Hong Kong is understandable. If China makes Taiwan its next target, it would not be surprising. However, if Beijing takes recourse to similar measures in Taiwan, it would have serious geopolitical consequences and the implications would be far-reaching.

    July 11, 2020
  • ‘We’re next’: Hong Kong security law sends chills through Taiwan

    ‘We’re next’: Hong Kong security law sends chills through Taiwan

    China and Taiwan split in 1949 after nationalist forces lost a civil war to Mao Zedong's communists, fleeing to the island which Beijing has since vowed to seize one day, by force if necessary.

    July 7, 2020
  • ‘End of Hong Kong’: China pushes for national security law after unrest

    ‘End of Hong Kong’: China pushes for national security law after unrest

    The massive violent protests in Hong Kong started last year in June against proposals to allow extradition to mainland China, a move many feared would undermine the city’s judicial independence and endanger dissidents.

    May 22, 2020
  • Beijing says will ‘never tolerate’ Taiwan’s separation from China

    Beijing says will ‘never tolerate’ Taiwan’s separation from China

    President Tsai is loathed by Beijing because she views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign state and not part of 'one China'.

    May 20, 2020
  • Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen begins second term, says, will not accept China’s ‘one country, two systems’

    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen begins second term, says, will not accept China’s ‘one country, two systems’

    63-year-old President Tsai won the elections late last year with thumping majority and is from the Democratic Progressive Party which is fiercely against China's claim on the nation.

    May 20, 2020
  • China strengthens troops in Aksai-Chin region of Indo-China border

    China strengthens troops in Aksai-Chin region of Indo-China border

    The development comes after around 250 Indian and Chinese army personnel clashed in Pangong Tso lake area in Eastern Ladakh on May 5. Four days later, there was a similar face-off near Naku La Pass in North Sikkim.

    May 19, 2020
  • Taiwan seeks India’s support to attend World Health Assembly to fight COVID-19; China opposes

    Taiwan seeks India’s support to attend World Health Assembly to fight COVID-19; China opposes

    "India will soon take over the Chair of the Executive Board of the WHO after its annual meeting later this month. Taiwan cherishes the valuable relations with the Government of India and its people and hopes the relations will get further strengthened," according to Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (TECC).

    May 16, 2020
  • Taiwan seeks India’s support to attend World Health Assembly to fight COVID-19; China opposes

    Taiwan seeks India’s support to attend World Health Assembly to fight COVID-19; China opposes

    The US and several other key countries have strongly pitched for allowing Taiwan to resume participating in WHA meetings as an observer

    May 16, 2020
  • India’s talks with nations pushing for Taiwan at WHO meet rattles China

    India’s talks with nations pushing for Taiwan at WHO meet rattles China

    WHO will meet on May 18 to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and will hold a vote to determine whether to grant observer status to Taiwan at the World Health Assembly.

    May 15, 2020
  • India’s approach to the virus

    India’s approach to the virus

    India also restricted testing to suspect cases and hotspots. The introduction of the Aarogya Setu App created by the National Informatics Centre was another important initiative. The app is designed to track Coronavirus cases in one’s vicinity. The app has witnessed over 50 million downloads in just 13 days, setting a global record.

    April 21, 2020
  • Saturday Interview | ‘Taiwan will help India with Covid-19’

    Saturday Interview | ‘Taiwan will help India with Covid-19’

    Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien is the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) in India. An ace diplomat, he has held several important positions in Taiwan’s foreign ministry and in different foreign missions of his country.

    April 18, 2020
  • Taiwan shouldn’t be kept out of Covid-19 loop

    Taiwan shouldn’t be kept out of Covid-19 loop

    The WHO’s non-recognition of Taiwan is not only endangering Taiwan’s need for possible assistance in times of emergencies but also prevents any assistance Taiwan may be able to provide to the rest of the world.

    April 13, 2020
  • COVID-19: Countries impose unprecedented travel restrictions as death toll nears 8,000

    COVID-19: Countries impose unprecedented travel restrictions as death toll nears 8,000

    On Tuesday, the European Union locked down its borders, imposing a 30-day entry ban on nonessential travel for non-EU citizens to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

    March 18, 2020