Taiwan

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party leader after election loss

Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters.

published on : 26th November 2022

Taiwanese politicians flaunt good luck veggies on campaign trail

Whenever the democratic island of 23 million people goes into election mode, prospective candidates race to pose with smorgasbords of vegetables.

published on : 24th November 2022

Taiwan detects 36 Chinese fighter jets, 3 PLA Navy vessels around its region

Taiwan President fears a 'potential threat' of invasion by China, amid repeated indications by Beijing in that direction.

published on : 13th November 2022

US says China has rejected status quo on Taiwan

US Secretary of State's remarks came after Chinese President Xi Jinping secured a historic third term and Taiwan predicted intensifying pressure on the diplomatic front.

published on : 27th October 2022

Japan, Australia agree to boost defense pact amid China's growing threat in Asia-Pacific region

The bilateral security agreement comes in view of mounting concerns over China potentially intensifying its military provocations against Taiwan.

published on : 22nd October 2022

China hints at Xi's participation in G20 summit after CPC Congress endorsement for record 3rd term 

Xi becomes the first Chinese leader after party founder Mao Zedong to continue in power, breaching the mandatory retirement for CPC leaders after a 10-year tenure.

published on : 20th October 2022

Will not compromise on sovereignty: Taiwan responds to Xi Jinping's speech

Xi defended the military aggression against Taiwan, saying he "safeguarded" the country's "dignity and core interests" for ensuring security.

published on : 16th October 2022

Taiwan welcomes foreign tourists as Covid restrictions ease allowing to reopen border fully

Taiwan has won praise for how it handled the pandemic, although like nearby Japan and Hong Kong it has been very cautious in reopening.

published on : 13th October 2022

'He doesn't know much about Taiwan', says premier after Musk's 'become part of China' remarks

"Musk is a businessman," Su told a parliamentary session. "He has a big car factory in Shanghai and he wants to promote his electric vehicles... a businessman may say this today and say that tomorrow"

published on : 12th October 2022

Taiwanese President vows 'no compromise' on freedom, democracy

"During the past 73 years, the people of Taiwan have lived and grown together on this land, and have formed our own strong sense of identity and belonging," Tsai Ing-wen said.

published on : 10th October 2022

Upholding the spirit of Taiwan in Chennai

Powered by innovation and high growth potential, Taiwan has spread its branches to India and touched our lives in everyday devices from the basics to the most sophisticated.

published on : 10th October 2022

Taiwan vows to respond to China's military flight incursions

Taiwan has thus far responded to Chinese incursions into its air defence identification zone by issuing warnings, scrambling jets and activating anti-air missile defences.

published on : 5th October 2022

Biden's remarks on Taiwan 'severely violate' US policy over island: China

Joe Biden had said that U.S. forces would defend Taiwan if China tries to invade the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing as part of its territory.

published on : 19th September 2022

'Rock-solid promise of security to Taiwan': US would defend against Chinese invasion, says Joe Biden

Washington is obligated by federal law to see that Taiwan has the means to defend itself but doesn’t say whether U.S. forces would be sent.

published on : 19th September 2022

Strong quake strikes eastern Taiwan, tsunami threat lifted

The quake hit at 2:44 pm local time, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the city of Taitung at a depth of 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey said.

published on : 18th September 2022

China sanctions US defence contractors Raytheon, Boeing CEOs over arms sale to Taiwan

The US announced a $1.09 billion arms sale to Taiwan last week, including $355 million for Boeing's Harpoon missiles and $85 million for Raytheon's Sidewinder missiles.

published on : 17th September 2022

Another US congressional delegation in Taiwan amid tensions

Referring to China's military threats, Tsai said the delegation's visit "conveys rock solid support for Taiwan from the US Congress"/ "Taiwan will not bow to pressure or coercion," Tsai said.

published on : 8th September 2022

'Demand slowdown, global uncertainties impacting India's exports': Experts

The world merchandise trade volume is expected to grow 3 per cent in 2022 against the earlier forecast of 4.7 per cent, mainly due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

published on : 7th September 2022

Military reserves, civil defense worry Taiwan as China looms

The number of combat-ready reservists "who could immediately join front-line battles" is only about 300,000, said Wang Ting-yu, a lawmaker from the governing Democratic Progressive Party.

published on : 5th September 2022

4 Chinese warplanes, 5 naval ships cross Taiwan Strait

Taiwan tasked Combat Air Patrols (CAP), Navy ships, and air defence missile systems to monitor and respond to the Chinese activities, while also issuing radio warnings, reported Taiwan News.

published on : 4th September 2022
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