China Stages Fresh Military Drills Around Taiwan As US Lawmakers Visit

A Taiwan official welcomes US Representatives at Taipei airport. Beijing: China said Monday it had organized fresh military drills around Taiwan, as a delegation of visiting United States lawmakers were set to meet the island’s leader just weeks after a similar trip by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi heightened fears of conflict. The unannounced two-day trip … Read more

US Team In Taiwan Days After Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Visit Angered China

The officials will discuss issues including US-Taiwan relations and global supply chains, it added. Taipei: A US congressional delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, officials said, days after China held military drills around the island in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. Sunday’s unannounced trip came after Pelosi infuriated Beijing by visiting Taiwan … Read more

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Nancy Pelosi trip | News

The five-member delegation will meet senior leaders to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, and trade following US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit and amid increasing tensions with China. The US delegation of lawmakers has arrived in Taiwan for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen – the second high-level group to come … Read more

US to conduct ‘air and maritime transits’ in Taiwan Strait | News

The White House says Washington’s ‘freedom of navigation’ transits will reflect its response to China’s ‘provocative’ military operations in the strait. The United States plans to conduct new “air and maritime transits” in the Taiwan Strait in a step the White House says will reflect its response to China’s military drills in the contested strait … Read more

Indian travelers more confident than Japanese, Aussies

For the most part, residents of Asia-Pacific can travel again. But some are more confident about packing their bags than others. Travel confidence is “diverse and nuanced” in the region, according to a new survey commissioned by the travel website Booking.com. Some 11,000 people in the region were polled about their comfort levels and concerns, … Read more

US Believes China ‘Overreacted’ to Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, Official Says

https://sputniknews.com/20220813/us-believes-china-overreacted-to-pelosis-taiwan-visit-official-says-1099529700.html US Believes China ‘Overreacted’ to Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, Official Says US Believes China ‘Overreacted’ to Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, Official Says WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States believes that China “overreacted” to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and sees its actions as provocative… 13.08.2022, Sputnik International 2022-08-13T00:04+0000 2022-08-13T00:04+0000 2022-08-13T00:12+0000 us-china tensions over taiwan … Read more

24 Chinese Aircraft And 6 Vessels Detected In Taiwan’s Air Defence Zone

The Chinese military said they will regularly organize combat readiness patrols in the Taiwan Strait. Taipei: As many as 24 Chinese aircraft and six vessels were detected by the Taiwan Defense Ministry near its territory on Friday, two days after China halted its large-scale military drills near the self-ruled island. “Six PLAN vessels and 24 … Read more

Global LGBTQ event cancelled after demand to remove Taiwan’s name | News

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry says WorldPride event would have advanced regional diversity and equality in East Asia. An international LGBTQ gathering in Taiwan has been canceled after global organizers demanded the self-ruling island’s name be removed from the 2025 event. Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it … Read more

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

TAIPEI: Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organizers had insisted the word “Taiwan” be removed. Taiwan participates in global organizations like the Olympics as “Chinese Taipei”, to avoid problems with China which views the politically-governed island as its own territory and bristles at anything … Read more

China renews threats to attack Taiwan, island launches its own drills

BEIJING: China on Thursday renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island. Taiwan has called Beijing’s claims to the self-governing democracy “wishful thinking” and launched its own military exercises. Taiwan’s “collusion with external forces to seek independence and provocation will only accelerate their own demise and push … Read more