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How is China trying to redefine power balance in Taiwan Strait?

After seven days of large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Wednesday that the drills — held in response to US House Speaker Nan...

China halts military, climate dialogue with U.S. over Pelosi Taiwan trip

China announced on Friday it was halting dialogue with the United States in a number of areas, including between theater-level military commanders and on climate change, in a furore over U.S. House Sp...

China's Taiwan aggression triggers fears of wider security crisis in Asia

China's large-scale military exercises just off the coast of Taiwan are fraying nerves in Asia, as countries worry about growing tensions and possible instability in the region. During a meetin...

US-China ties on a precipice after Pelosi visit to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-China relations are teetering on a precipice after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Pelosi received a rapturous welcome in Taipei and was applaud...

Biden looks to tamp down Taiwan tension during China Xi call

U.S. President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping may hold their fifth call as leaders as soon as Thursday, as concerns rise over a possible visit to Chinese-claimed Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nan...

Biden, Xi holding talks as concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan grow

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden are holding the fifth phone-call of their presidencies on Thursday against the backdrop of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi potentially planning a ...

EU deal to reduce consumption highlights divisions within the bloc

A scramble to get European Union countries to agree to "voluntarily" reduce their gas consumption by 15% has highlighted major divisions among member states. The Czech presidency of the EU ...

Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to the isla...

Indonesia's Widodo to meet Xi on rare China trip before G20

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was heading to Beijing on Monday for a rare visit by a foreign leader under China's strict COVID-19 protocols and ahead of what could be the f...

Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to...

China exploits search engines to advance propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has manipulated search engines to shape people’s perceptions and spread the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda, according to U.S. research group,...

China pushing disinformation that US is abandoning Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Tuesday (June 28) warned that China is spreading disinformation and attempting to convince Taiwanese the U.S. is abandonin...

Hungary's Orban wins exemption in EU Russian oil embargo

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's divisive leader has once again got his own way with the European Union — this time in tough negotiations on Russian oil at a summit in Brussels. An...

Analysis: Biden's Taiwan remarks show conviction to defend island but carry risks

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - There is an old saying in politics that a gaffe is when a politician says what they really mean. And critics of U.S. President Joe Biden say he has made his fair share w...

US officials advise Taiwan to adhere to asymmetric strategy to deter Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. officials are urging Taiwan to adhere to an asymmetric defense strategy to ward off a Chinese attack. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Washington has been re...