Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 In a sinister start to 2019, Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping bluntly threatened to invade Taiwan but promised to reward the Republic of China if it places itself under Beijing’s rule. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in his […]

China denies meddling in Taiwan midterms; Pro-Beijing KMT registered strong gains

China denies meddling in Taiwan midterms; Pro-Beijing KMT registered strong gains

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2018 China is denying a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that concluded Chinese hackers likely meddled in Taiwan’s midterm elections in which pro-China candidates overwhelmed the party of pro-U.S. President Tsai Ing-wen. “Taiwan has always been a primary target of malicious cyber operations, especially from actors aligned with the […]

Taiwan to increase defense spending amid China pressure

Taiwan to increase defense spending amid China pressure

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2018 President Tsai Ing-wen on Oct. 10 said her government will boost defense spending and vowed that Taiwan will not “submit or yield” to China’s ongoing pressure to assert sovereignty over the self-ruled island. “At this time, China’s intimidation and diplomatic pressure not only hurts relations between both sides, but […]

Taiwan president in L.A.: ‘No one can obliterate Taiwan’s existence’

Taiwan president in L.A.: ‘No one can obliterate Taiwan’s existence’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2018 China’s ongoing efforts to erase references to Taiwan as an independent nation will not succeed, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said in Los Angeles on Aug. 12. Beijing has formally protested her U.S. stopovers on a trip to Latin America. “In going abroad, the whole world can see Taiwan; they […]

Report: Obama blocked critical arms sale to Taiwan on same day as Trump phone call

Report: Obama blocked critical arms sale to Taiwan on same day as Trump phone call

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2017 The Obama administration blocked a $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan that was deemed important for the nation’s security on the same day then President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Taiwan’s president, a report said. Avril D. Haines, the Obama White House deputy national security adviser, blocked the […]

China angered at change in name of Taiwan embassy in Japan

China angered at change in name of Taiwan embassy in Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, January 3, 2017 Japan drew angry protests from China after changing the name of its Taiwanese embassy, a move Beijing saw as Tokyo taking a step toward recognizing Taiwan as a separate country. The name of Japan’s Taiwanese embassy in Taipei was officially changed in a ceremony on Jan. 3 from “The […]

Trump: Why should U.S. be ‘bound’ by a ‘one China policy’?

Trump: Why should U.S. be ‘bound’ by a ‘one China policy’?

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2016 Unlike his predecessor, analysts say U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is signaling he won’t capitulate to China early in his presidency. “I fully understand the ‘one China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘one China’ policy unless we make a deal with China […]

Trump’s Taiwan call seen pre-empting Chinese provocation early in his administration

Trump’s Taiwan call seen pre-empting Chinese provocation early in his administration

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2016 Did Donald Trump beat China to the punch? The President-elect’s interaction with Taiwan’s president was seen by some observers as a pre-emptive hit on Beijing, which some analysts suggested was intent on delivering a testing Trump early in his administration. Trump’s 10-minute phone conversation with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, […]

Trump tweets back after China’s threat over Taiwan call; Bolton hails ‘creativity’ in U.S. policy

Trump tweets back after China’s threat over Taiwan call; Bolton hails ‘creativity’ in U.S. policy

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 U.S. President-elect Donald Trump responded to Chinese threats over his unprecedented conversation with Taiwan’s president by challenging Beijing’s trade policies and its provocative military buildup in the South China Sea. A front-page editorial in the overseas edition of People’s Daily, the official organ of the Communist Party of China, […]