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  • 6.2-magnitude quake hits waters off Taiwan

    6.2-magnitude quake hits waters off Taiwan

    According to local media sources, Taipei subways stalled while the city of Kaohsiung experienced a power outage.

    May 9, 2022
  • Taiwan logs 17,858 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in past 24 hours

    Taiwan logs 17,858 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in past 24 hours

    With three fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, the death toll in the country mounted to 871 including 856 fatalities from local cases and the other 15 from imported cases.

    May 2, 2022
  • Taiwan to showcase latest innovations to boost India’s digital landscape

    Taiwan to showcase latest innovations to boost India’s digital landscape

    Taiwan will showcase its latest innovations to boost India’s digital landscape at Convergence India 2022 to be held in New Delhi from 23 to 25 March.

    March 16, 2022
  • US and Taiwan

    US and Taiwan

    Indeed the Russian aggression of Ukraine has focused attention on China’s threat to use force to annex self-governing democratic Taiwan, which it claims as its own territory. Circumstances are rather different, however. Taiwan is situated 160 km across the Taiwan Strait from mainland China. It enjoys strong support from the United States, which is legally bound to ensure the island can defend itself and treat all threats to it as matters of grave concern.

    March 4, 2022
  • How vulnerable is Taiwan?

    How vulnerable is Taiwan?

    American author Ted Halstead’s book ‘China Invades Taiwan’ was published in November 2021. It addresses some such pertinent questions. How far would America go to protect Taiwan from Chinese invasion? Would it trigger a nuclear war? How much would Japan be ready to involve itself in combat for the first time since WWII? What would Russia's role be in case China invades Taiwan?

    March 3, 2022
  • Nation and state

    Nation and state

    For, as a recent paper based on an extensive survey by US academics Shelley Rigger, Lev Nachman, Chit Wai John Mok, Nathan Kar Ming Chan has brought out, research consistently throws up two findings relevant for politics in that country. First, how people identify ~ as Taiwanese, Chinese, or both – is of paramount importance to understand the Taiwanese notion of their nation and the profound impact it has on voting behaviour.

    February 12, 2022
  • Netaji and Taiwan

    Netaji and Taiwan

    In 1946, Harin Shah was at Nanking, the headquarter of the KMT regime in China, heading the Free Press of India News Service launched by S Sadanand. From there, he flew to Taipei via Shanghai along with a battery of foreign correspondents and arrived on 30 August 1946. As unravelling the mystery of Netaji's disappearance was his main objective, he talked to a cross section of people about this immediately after his arrival in Formosa

    January 22, 2022
  • Taiwan sees rise in immigration from Hong Kong as China intensifies crackdown on dissents

    Taiwan sees rise in immigration from Hong Kong as China intensifies crackdown on dissents

    In 2021, Taiwan awarded a permanent residency to 1,572 Hongkongers, compared with 1,397 in the same period the previous year.

    January 1, 2022
  • China sees red

    China sees red

    “We urge the Lithuanian side to correct its mistakes immediately and not to underestimate the Chinese people’s firm determination and staunch resolve to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.” No matter what Taiwan does, it cannot change the fact that it is part of China, the ministry added.

    November 25, 2021
  • China ready for full-scale invasion of Taiwan

    China ready for full-scale invasion of Taiwan

    "PLA leaders now likely assess that they have, or will soon have, the initial capability needed to conduct a high-risk invasion of Taiwan if ordered to do so by CCP leaders. They will continue enhancing this capability in the coming years,"

    November 19, 2021
  • Blinken speaks with Chinese FM, expresses concerns over Taiwan

    Blinken speaks with Chinese FM, expresses concerns over Taiwan

    According to the State Department, Blinken also discussed with his Chinese counterpart the recovery of the global GDP in light of inflation and supply chain disruptions.

    November 14, 2021
  • Delicately poised

    Delicately poised

    Matters are reaching a point where a trilateral strategy between the USA, Japan, and Taiwan to fend off Beijing’s attempts to bring its ‘renegade province’ to heel is becoming imperative.

    November 3, 2021
  • The Taiwan Test

    The Taiwan Test

    The Chinese have unashamedly used their size and relevance on the global stage to diminish the legitimacy of Taiwan. Taiwan is no longer a member of the United Nations, it participates in Olympics as 'Chinese Taipei' and only fifteen states recognise Taiwan as the Republic of China (not even India or the United States). The bulldozing of the narrative to suit the Chinese agenda is manifest in its 'One China' policy.

    October 27, 2021
  • Biden pledges to defend Taiwan if China attacks

    Biden pledges to defend Taiwan if China attacks

    "I don't want a cold war with China," Biden said. "I just want China to understand that we are not going to step back and we are not going to change any of our views."

    October 22, 2021
  • World Braced

    World Braced

    The fact is that the economic slowdown, domestic turmoil, and lurch to the Left within the People’s Republic of China – with some experts speculating that President Xi Jinping’s leadership is under pressure from a section of the Communist Party – needs to be taken more seriously than it has hitherto been.

    October 11, 2021
  • Three Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone

    Three Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone

    Taipei, on the other hand, has countered the Chinese aggression by increasing strategic ties with democracies including the US, which has been repeatedly opposed by Beijing

    October 11, 2021
  • US secretly training Taiwan forces

    US secretly training Taiwan forces

    US troops have not been permanently based on the island since 1979, when Washington established diplomatic relations with China.

    October 8, 2021