China slams U.S. over its strengthened ties with Taiwan

China slams U.S. over its strengthened ties with Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a law passed by Congress which aims to strengthen Taiwan’s alliances amid increased pressure from communist China. Even amid the coronavirus outbreak, China in recent weeks has reportedly stepped up its military drills around Taiwan. China has also blocked Taiwan from participating […]

Highly-urbanized Taiwan emerging as coronavirus success story

Highly-urbanized Taiwan emerging as coronavirus success story

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2020 The island nation of Taiwan, with a highly-urbanized population of 24 million, sits about 80 miles from mainland China. Some 1.25 million Taiwanese citizens either live or work on the mainland. In 2019, Taiwan welcomed almost 3 million Chinese visitors. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has not “inflicted the same […]

Taiwan says its December warnings on coronavirus were ignored by China-friendly WHO

Taiwan says its December warnings on coronavirus were ignored by China-friendly WHO

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2020 In late December, health officials in Taiwan say they warned the World Health Organization (WHO) about the infectivity of the coronavirus. Weeks after receiving Taiwan’s warning, on Jan. 14, WHO repeated China’s claim that coronavirus was not contagious among humans. Since 1971, China has periodically blocked Taiwan’s membership in […]

Taiwan’s early decisive actions minimized coronavirus impact despite proximity to Wuhan

Taiwan’s early decisive actions minimized coronavirus impact despite proximity to Wuhan

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2020 The island nation of Taiwan has just 47 confirmed cases of coronavirus despite its close proximity to China, Japan and South Korea, three countries with some of the world’s worst outbreaks of the Wuhan virus. As news of the new virus was breaking, Taiwan’s government introduced a travel ban […]

Taiwan outraged at inclusion as part of China on WHO coronavirus declaration

Taiwan outraged at inclusion as part of China on WHO coronavirus declaration

by WorldTribune Staff, February 3, 2020 Officials in Taiwan are livid that the island nation is being included as part of China in the World Health Organization (WHO) emergency declaration on the coronavirus. Taiwan has reported just 10 cases of the virus, compared to more than 14,000 in China. But due to influence from the […]

Analyst warns of overlooked threats posed by China’s multiple proxies

Analyst warns of overlooked threats posed by China’s multiple proxies

by WorldTribune Staff, January 26, 2020 The following is an analysis by Richard Fisher, a senior fellow with the International Assessment and Strategy Center and WorldTribune.com, and Geostrategy-Direct.com contributing editor: The Jan. 11 election is over and democracy, again, is victorious in Taiwan, buoyed by a younger generation whose determination to remain free could sustain […]

Taiwan’s president infuriates China: Time to accept we are ‘an independent country already’

Taiwan’s president infuriates China: Time to accept we are ‘an independent country already’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2020 China needs to respect the reality that Taiwan is an independent nation, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday. “We don’t have a need to declare ourselves an independent state,” Tsai told the BBC. “We are an independent country already and we call ourselves the Republic of China, Taiwan.” […]

‘Bonded by our shared political, economic, and international values’: Pompeo on Taiwan election

‘Bonded by our shared political, economic, and international values’: Pompeo on Taiwan election

FPI / January 11, 2020 The United States congratulates Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election in Taiwan’s presidential election. We also congratulate Taiwan for once again demonstrating the strength of its robust democratic system, which — coupled with a free market economy and a vibrant civil society — makes it a model for the Indo-Pacific […]

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping issued a stark warning when it comes to “territorial integrity,” one of the communist state’s “core interests.” “Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted Xi as […]

On eve of Chinese Communists’ 70th year in power, Hong Kong activist warns Taiwan

On eve of Chinese Communists’ 70th year in power, Hong Kong activist warns Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2019 Those who believe in Communist China’s “one country, two systems” framework for Hong Kong, Macau and even Taiwan are either spies for the communists or merely naïve, a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist said. Andy Chan Ho-tin used the term “Chinazi” to describe China and urged Taiwan to side with […]

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