China announces massive drills off Taiwan

How the Russian example influenced the policy of China and the United States towards the island Against the background of the visit of a group of US senators to Taiwan, China announced large-scale military exercises. The White House said that the United States will do everything to prevent the forced…

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Another country breaks ties with Taiwan

Follow RT on The government of Nicaragua has officially broken ties with Taiwan, declaring that there is only one China – the People’s Republic of China – and that Taiwan is a part of China. Nicaragua’s minister of foreign affairs, Denis Moncada Colindres, announced the breaking of diplomatic ties in…

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China summons Japanese ambassador in Taiwan row

Follow RT on Japan’s ambassador to Beijing was summoned by China to an emergency meeting after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would not stand by if China took measures to reclaim Taiwan. The ambassador was summoned by China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, and Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister…

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US lawmakers defy China with Taiwan trip

Follow RT on A US congressional delegation has gone through with a trip to Taiwan, brushing off a demand from China to cancel the visit amid rising geopolitical tensions over the self-governing island. Five US House of Representatives members arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for meetings with government officials, after…

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China condemns EU after European lawmakers resoundingly back resolution to improve ties with Taiwan

Follow RT on The Chinese Foreign Ministry has blasted the European Union after the bloc’s representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of increasing ties with Taiwan and starting work on an investment deal with the island. On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin reiterated Beijing’s opposition to any foreign influence…

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Taiwan will ‘meet enemy full on’ if it must, but won’t start a war, defense minister says, amid heightened tensions with Beijing

Follow RT on The Taiwanese defense minister has vowed that the island won’t be the one instigating conflict amid a spike in tensions with Beijing, which recently staged beach war drills in a nearby province. Speaking on Thursday, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told a parliamentary committee meeting that the island…

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China tells Australia to ‘drop Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice’ after ex-PM Abbott visits Taiwan, pledging support

Follow RT on Beijing has registered “solemn representations” with Canberra after former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Taiwan, implying that Australia would support the island against Beijing, which considers it part of China. Speaking at a routine press conference on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called on…

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Beijing warns Australia’s ‘provocative actions’ on Taiwan could be ‘cataclysmic’ for bilateral ties, after former PM visits island

Follow RT on Chinese state media has warned Canberra to stay out of its internal affairs as Australia’s former prime minister rallied behind Taiwan during a visit to the island, which Beijing deems an inherent part of China. Tony Abbott, who headed the Australian government between 2013 and 2015, delivered…

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