Former PLA official says China can't invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Lieutenant Colonel Yao Cheng (姚誠) of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Command said on Thursday (May 28) that high-level power struggles within the Chi...

US relations with PRC and Taiwan in a time of 'plague': William Stanton

The United States’ relations with the PRC have inexorably but inevitably worsened since the accession to power of Xi Jinping (習近平) in 2012. We have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar on Friday for a state visit likely to deepen the countries' already close bilateral relations at a critical time. ...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...

Former China leader Jiang Zemin and supporters in Chairman Xi's sights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An ongoing power struggle between the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) old and new guard has reportedly come to a head, leading former leader Jiang Zemin (江澤民) to seek medic...

What to watch for at Kim-Xi summit in North Korea?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have a l...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s ties with China raise concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an investigative report, The New York Times revealed that the family of U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has p...

A look at key events in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

BEIJING (AP) — Over seven weeks in 1989, student-led pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square became China's greatest political upheaval since the end of the Cultural Revolution m...

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping certainly does not lack confidence. He has suggested a new chapter in great power politics on the basis of joint Chinese-US world leadership, also known as the Group of Tw...

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping certainly does not lack confidence. He has suggested a new chapter in great power politics on the basis of joint Chinese-US world leadership, also known as the Group of Tw...

Rumors circulate about former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin's critical health

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rumors are rife about the health of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin (江澤民) as a media report on Oct. 17 suggested that he is in critical condition with his extended famil...

Trump administration will seize US assets of top Chinese officials: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The controversial Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui (郭文貴), living in exile in New York, claims that the U.S. government is preparing to further escalate their trade wa...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. ...