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China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for visiting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's foreign ministry has imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute in retaliation for her trip to Taiwan. ...

Chinese envoy tells Australia to show 'caution' over Taiwan

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s recent change of government was a chance to “reset” its troubled relationship with China, but the new administration must “handle the Taiwan question with cautio...

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off c...

Blinken: China military drills are 'significant escalation'

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that China's military exercises aimed at Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan's exclusive economic zone, represent...

China says Pelosi Taiwan visit would undermine U.S.-China ties

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan would undermine China and the United States' relationship, China's U.N. Ambassador Zha...

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that ...

Pelosi begins Asia tour as China warns against Taiwan visit

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off a closely-watched Asia tour on Monday in Singapore as China warned that its military would never “sit idly by” if she were to ...

Pelosi arrives in Singapore as PM Lee calls for 'stable' US-China relations

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and ...

Pelosi confirms trip to Asia, but no mention of Taiwan

BEIJNG (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed Sunday she will visit four Asian countries this week but made no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan that has f...

Chinese nationalist commentator deletes Pelosi tweet after Twitter blocks account

BEIJING, July 30 (Reuters) - Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Saturday he deleted a tweet warning of military retaliation should U.S. fighter jets escort House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on an...

China's Xi warns Biden over Taiwan, calls for cooperation

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping warned against meddling in China’s dealings with Taiwan during a phone call with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, that gave no indication of progress on trade, tech...

Don't 'play with fire' over Taiwan, China's Xi warns in call with Biden

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) - Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against playing with fire over Taiwan in a call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's concerns ...

Taiwan Foreign Ministry blasts China's 'storm over Taiwan Strait' threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a routine press conference on Thursday (July 14), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) condemned China for its Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s (王毅) threat that a...

China warns Asian nations to avoid being used as 'chess pieces' by big powers

China's foreign minister Wang Yi warned on Monday in a policy speech in the Indonesian capital that countries should avoid being used as "chess pieces" by major powers in a region that h...

Taiwan parliamentary delegation to discuss defense policy during US trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee will depart for the U.S. on Sunday (June 26) to exchange views with relevant American...