Monday, 21 October 2019

Tag Archives: Taiwan

United States approves sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

WASHINGTON: The United States has approved an $8 billion military sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO [Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office] for ...

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China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

BEIJING: China’s defense ministry warned that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island. This month, the Pentagon said the U.S. State Department had approved sales of weapons ...

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China says US ‘power politics’ undermines global stability

BEIJING: China accused the United States of undermining global stability with unilateral policies and “power politics” as the Defence Ministry issued the first comprehensive outline of its policies since President Xi Jinping came to power more than six years ago. The US was the first country mentioned in the document’s ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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Taiwan separatist attempts doomed to fail: spokesman

Any attempts to provoke and create confrontation between compatriots across the Taiwan Strait is doomed to failure, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said. An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in response to questions related to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration’s attempts ...

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Taiwan weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. In Taipei, the capital, thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament, which ...

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6.1 strong earthquake hits Taiwan

TAIPEI: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people. In the capital Taipei, highrises swayed while some panicked schoolchildren fled their classrooms in eastern Yilan county, according to reports. The quake was felt across the island and a highway connecting Yilan and ...

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Taiwan’s social media star dies after ravine fall

TAIPEI: Taiwanese rescue teams were trying to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini. Gigi Wu – dubbed the “Bikini Climber” by fans – used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell ...

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US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the US military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in ...

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