Taiwan basks in good health despite global pandemic

Taiwan basks in good health despite global pandemic

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler A visit by an American Secretary of Health to an East Asian ally would seemingly not register much media attention, especially during the Summer.  But in the age of global Corona and the deadly spread of the Covid-19 virus, health certainly matters. So, when U.S.  Secretary of Health […]

After visit by U.S. cabinet secretary to Taipei, Beijing threatens military action

After visit by U.S. cabinet secretary to Taipei, Beijing threatens military action

FPI / August 12, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher One hour before the highest ranking United States official to visit Taiwan since the end of formal diplomatic relations in 1979, Health and Human Resources (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on Aug. 10 met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) J-11 and […]

Columnist: China issues ‘clear threat’ to Taiwan after its coronavirus success

Columnist: China issues ‘clear threat’ to Taiwan after its coronavirus success

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2020 Communist China has issued “a clear threat to destroy Taiwan if it continues to offer a counter-coronavirus example to the world,” a columnist noted. The regime of supreme leader Xi Jinping also issued a warning to the United States against strenghtening ties with Taiwan during the coronavirus crisis, Tom […]

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 […]

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.” […]

‘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 […]

China vs China: Taiwan’s asylum offer to protesters infuriates Beijing

China vs China: Taiwan’s asylum offer to protesters infuriates Beijing

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2019 China has warned Taiwan against interfering in its affairs after the Taiwanese government offered asylum to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Taiwan is a self-ruled island which China considers its own territory under its “One China Principle”. Taiwan’s offer would “cover up the crimes of a small group of […]

F-16 sale to Taiwan would be Trump administration’s latest blow to China

F-16 sale to Taiwan would be Trump administration’s latest blow to China

by WorldTribune Staff, April 1, 2019 The Trump administration has hinted it may soon sell 60 F-16s to Taiwan in what observers say would be a “huge shock” to China. Selling the F-16s to Taiwan, which has sought the jets for more than a decade, would add to several other moves the U.S. has made […]

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 […]

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