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China wields Mazu 'peace goddess' religion as weapon in Taiwan election

DAJIA, Taiwan (REUTERS) - The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is ramping up exchanges with folk religious groups in rural Taiwan in an attempt to manipulate political opinion in Beijing’s favour a...

China says drills near Taiwan target 'arrogance' of separatists

BEIJING/TAPEI, Sept 27 (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday its recent series of drills near Taiwan aimed at combating the "arrogance" of separatist forces, while the frontrunner to be Taiwan...

Taiwan monitors Chinese military exercises around Fujian, PLA ferries nearby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 25) announced it is monitoring Chinese military activity on the coast of Fujian Province, while a defense analyst s...

Taiwan says Chinese carrier group in Western Pacific for training

TAIPEI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A Chinese naval formation led by the aircraft carrier Shandong passed 60 nautical miles (111km) to Taiwan's southeast on Monday and entered the western Pacific for trai...

Taiwan security experts on possible China reaction to vice president's US transits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese security experts do not expect China to mount a large scale military retaliation against Vice President Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) recent stopovers in the U....

Taiwan VP has no plans to change island's formal name

Taiwanese Vice President William Lai has arrived in Paraguay after a stopover in the US to attend the inauguration of new Paraguayan President Santiago Pena on Tuesday. Paraguay is one of the only 1...

Taiwan vice president takes off for US amid China tensions

Taiwanese Vice President William Lai took off for a sensitive journey to the US on Saturday, in a move that has raised fears it could spur more Chinese military drills near the democratically-governed...

China to hold military drills during Taiwan VP's state visit to Paraguay, stopover in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military said Friday (Aug. 11) three days of exercises will start Saturday (Aug. 12), coinciding with Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te's (賴清德) state visi...

Deputy speaker of Italy’s Senate visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italian Senate Deputy Speaker Gian Marco Centinaio and Senator Elena Murelli will lead the highest-level Italian legislative delegation to recently visit Taiwan, the Minis...

Taiwan political parties gear up for presidential campaigns

Taiwan's next presidential election is still about nine months away but all major political parties have already nominated their candidates and gearing up for what's expected to be a vibrant p...

Research says Taiwan's local media free, but not well trusted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked highly on Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) press freedom index in 2023, which said the country had very good conditions for journalists. Taiwan&rsqu...

Top EU diplomat calls for navy patrols in Taiwan Strait

The European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell called on the block's navies to patrol the Taiwan Strait in a show of commitment, in an opinion piece published in a French weekly on Su...

Taiwan faces calls by Chinese academics for fewer trade benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following China’s decision to investigate what it called Taiwanese trade barriers, calls inside the communist country against trade benefits for Taiwan have been gro...

Taiwan president thanks fighter pilots as Chinese drills ebb

TAIPEI, April 14 (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday thanked fighter pilots who scrambled against China's air force during its drills around the island and pledged to keep strength...

Taiwan's legislature condemns China's 'barbaric actions' in strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Legislative Yuan and its speaker on Tuesday (April 11) condemned Chinese military exercises around Taiwan as "barbaric actions," which they said &qu...