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North Koreans seeking escape worry about being pushed back by South

Recently inaugurated South Korean PresidentYoon Suk-yeol is requesting an investigation into the 2019 case of two North Korean defectors who were allegedly sent back without due process. North Korean...

A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation in 1997 when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the mainland’s...

Ex-KMT chair lauds China's anti-terror efforts on same day Xinjiang Police Files leaked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) uploaded a Facebook post on Tuesday (May 24) praising China's "anti-terrorism" efforts in Xinjiang on the s...

Solomon Islands to supervise Chinese police operating there -official

China's police presence under a new security pact will boost the capabilities of the Solomon Islands but they will not use techniques seen in Hong Kong, the Pacific island country's top diplom...

China refuses to let alleged Taiwanese spy go home after end of prison term

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese businessman Lee Meng-chu (李孟居) will not be allowed to return home after completing a prison term for alleged espionage since he also incurred a two-year loss of ...

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

April 22 (Reuters) - A senior-level U.S. delegation met the Solomon Islands' leader on Friday and warned that Washington would have "significant concerns and respond accordingly" to any ...

Solomon Islands: What does the security pact with China entail?

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of the Solomon Islands stressed on Wednesday that the country's new security agreement with China won't hurt regional security in the Pacific. "I ask all...

Scuffles break out as Shanghai residents protest new quarantine site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scuffles broke out between Chinese police and a small crowd of Shanghai residents who resisted the forced takeover of their apartments by pandemic authorities on Thursday ...

New Zealand court rules suspect can be extradited to China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's top court on Wednesday ruled a man can be extradited to China to face a murder charge — a landmark judgment that goes against the trend set by most democra...

Australia sends minister to Solomon Islands over China defense pact

Australia's Minister for International Development and the Pacific Zed Seselja arrived in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday to ask the country not to sign a proposed security agreement between the ...

Solomon Islands says China deal won't include military base

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Seeking to counter international fears over its new security alliance with China, the Solomon Islands said Friday it won't allow China to build a military base there. ...

China, Solomons ink draft of controversial security pact

BEIJING (AP) — China and the Solomon Islands have signed a draft version of a security pact that could see Chinese police and other forces take up duties in the Pacific Island nation, drawing concerns...

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...

Solomon Islands considers security cooperation with China - official

SYDNEY, March 24 (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands has signed a policing deal with China and will send a proposal for a broader security agreement covering the military to its cabinet for consideration,...

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 ...