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US academics stand by 'scorched earth' destruction of TSMC assets if China invades Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some of the most respected scholars in the United States worry China will use military force against Taiwan, and some U.S.-based analysts fret that Taiwan has become indef...

Former US admiral clarifies 'China attacking Taiwan within six years' statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an exclusive interview with Japan’s Kyodo News on Monday (Dec. 20), Philipp Davidson, a four-star admiral and former commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, r...

China's quantum leap forward: decrypting hidden security risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Competition between the U.S. and China in quantum computing is heating up as Beijing accelerates efforts to displace American leadership in the strategic domain. Domina...

China further corners rare-earth market with new state-owned mega-enterprise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is on the cusp of announcing a merger of three existing state firms into a new rare-earth mega-enterprise called China Rare Earth Group. Sources familiar with the...

US-China tensions evident as Biden heads to twin summits

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade,...

US envoy Nicholas Burns sticks to strategic ambiguity on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nicholas Burns, President Joe Biden's nominee for the new U.S. ambassador to China, has indicated he views strategic ambiguity in regard to Taiwan's security situa...

Biden says China will abide by unknown 'Taiwan agreement'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Oct. 5) said that he and China's leader Xi Jinping (習近平) would abide by the "Taiwan agreement" — although no such ...

US, UK and Australia announce Indo-Pacific defense partnership

The leaders of Australia, the UK and the US announced the formation of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance on Wednesday, which will include the sharing of nuclear-powered submarine technology. The p...

CIA considering new China mission center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is considering setting up a new mission center focusing on China, Bloomberg news service reported Thursday (Aug. 12). Until now, C...

Chinese tech firms boost spending on US lobbying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some of China’s biggest tech names are increasing their lobbying expenditures in hopes of influencing the U.S. government. Nikkei cited disclosure reports that sh...

FCC orders US broadcasters to identify foreign-government sponsors of programs

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday (April 22) it had voted unanimously to adopt rules requiring public disclosure of broadcast television and radio content sponsored or provid...

China warns US to 'stop playing with fire' over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Foreign Ministry has urged the U.S. to "stop playing with fire" on Taiwan issues after the State Department unveiled new guidelines enabling American...

China says US to blame for tensions over Taiwan

Beijing blamed the United States on Thursday for tensions over Taiwan after a U.S. warship sailed close to the Chinese-claimed island, asking rhetorically whether China would sail in the Gulf of Mexic...

Tesla tells China car cameras not activated outside North America

Cameras in Tesla cars are not activated outside of North America, the U.S. automaker said on its Chinese social media page on Wednesday (April 7), seeking to assuage security concerns in the world&rsq...

US trade war pushing China to steal tech, talent, Taiwan says

The China-U.S. trade war is pushing Beijing to step up its efforts to steal technology and poach talent from Taiwan to boost China’s semiconductor industry’s self-sufficiency, the governme...