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Majority of Australians back military action to defend Taiwan from China for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll released on Tuesday (June 29) shows that for the first time, a majority of Australians favor military intervention to defend Taiwan from an invasion by China. ...

China's envoy calls on new Australian government to repair bilateral ties

China's ambassador said on Friday Australia had fired the "first shot" in deteriorating trade relations but that there was an opportunity to improve bilateral ties if the new government ...

From fake rifles to naval bases: thick fog hangs over China’s plans in Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in the Solomon Islands have released photos showing off new ‘replica rifles’ after China reportedly sent the country a secret cache of weapons on a logg...

China ships fake guns to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Questions are being asked after allegations the Chinese Embassy in the Soloman Islands secretly shipped crates filled with replica firearms to Honiara, the capital of the ...

Australia's PM Morrison says Ukraine no portent for Taiwan in major speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed the differences between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the military threat China poses to Taiwan in a major polic...

Australian defense minister warns of another lost decade if allies fail to stop China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia and its allies will “lose the next decade” unless they stand together and push back against China in the South China Sea, Australian Defense Minister...

Australian MP says opposition leader has no 'ticker' to resist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaders in Australia’s ruling government have jointly attacked opposition leader Anthony Albanese for his alleged weakness when it comes to standing up to China. ...

Australian officials unconvinced by new Chinese ambassador's warm words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian politicians have expressed doubt that warmer rhetoric from China’s new ambassador in Canberra heralds any coming change in the tense bilateral relations b...

Australian defense department deems Darwin port safe to lease to Chinese firm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A review by Australia’s Department of Defence has found no national security risk that justifies terminating a 99-year-lease of the Port of Darwin in the country&rsq...

Australia chooses South Korea for largest-ever defense deal with Asian country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia and South Korea took their strategic relations to new heights on Monday (Dec. 13) by agreeing to a new defense deal worth US$717 million (NT$19,861 billion). ...

Australian diplomats expect new Chinese ambassador to be smart, tough negotiator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s new ambassador to Australia will be Xiao Qian (肖千), whom Australian diplomatic sources say marks a shift by Beijing away from the confrontational “wolf...

Chinese state media tells Australia ‘be prepared to sacrifice’ in defending Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media outlet the Global Times has warned Australia it will come under “heavy attack” in the event the U.S. ally sends troops to defend Taiwan fro...

'Out of line': Australia's Morrison schools former PM for pro-China comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his predecessor Paul Keating was “out of line” in making pro-China comments at a National Press Club on Wednesday...

Australian parliamentarian calls for relations with Taiwan, end to 'One China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chair of the Australian Senate’s foreign affairs committee has called for "full diplomatic relations" with Taiwan. In an interview with an Australia...

Chinese diplomat says Australia only has itself to blame for drop in Chinese investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (趙立堅) said Wednesday (Oct. 27) that Australia is to blame for the drop in Chinese investment. Asked to comment on reports...