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Hongkongers Seek Refuge in Taiwan as National Security Law Destroys City’s Freedoms
The city of Hong Kong has increasingly come under the control of Beijing ever since a stringent national security law was passed in 2020. The controversial law allows the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to exert...
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Beijing Warns of ‘Drastic Measures’ as Taipei Says Conflict ‘Not the Answer’
On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Beijing warned the government of Taiwan that it will take “drastic measures” if the latter attempts to fight for formal independence. In response, on Friday, Jan. 1, Taiwanese President Tsai...
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US Lawmakers’ Visit to Taiwan Triggers ‘Combat Readiness Patrol’ by Beijing
Beijing deployed what it called “combat readiness” patrols over the Taiwan Strait last Friday in response to a visit by a delegation of U.S. lawmakers to Taiwan. The Congressional delegation’s arrival to the island is...
Republican Representatives Tom Tiffany and Scott Perry recently introduced legislation in the House seeking to end Washington’s recognition of the ‘One China’ policy.
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Recognize Taiwan as a Sovereign State
Republican Representatives Tom Tiffany and Scott Perry recently introduced legislation in the House seeking to recognize Taiwan — officially called the Republic of China — as a separate country from the communist-run Chinese mainland. The...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft attend the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. World leaders are gathered for the 74th session of the UN amid a warning by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his address yesterday of the looming risk of a world splitting between the two largest economies - the U.S. and China.
American UN Ambassador Craft’s Taiwan Visit Planned, Then Canceled
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft's Taiwan visit has been canceled, the Department of State announced on Jan. 12 following a previous announcement saying she would spend three days visiting the self-ruled island...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Beijing after a Chinese court sentenced ten Hong Kong citizens who were arrested by the Chinese coast guard in August.
Washington Boosts US-Taiwan Relationship by Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions
For many years, the U.S. has followed several internal restrictions that regulate how officials interact with Taiwan. Washington had implemented these restrictions with the hope of forging closer ties with Beijing. On Jan. 9, Secretary...
After Breaking Ties With Beijing, Prague Plans Sister City Agreement With Taipei
After the cancellation of a sister city pact with Beijing, Prague will sign an agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei concerning economic, business, and cultural cooperation Prague has drafted a document that would have it enter...