Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan president appeals for international support to halt escalation of Chinese military drills

Multiple Chinese planes and ships were detected around Taiwan Strait and some of them have crossed the median line, said the defence ministry on Saturday.

published on : 7th August 2022

'Won't back down': Taiwan President Tsai as China readies military drills over Nancy Pelosi's visit

"Facing deliberately heightened military threats, Taiwan will not back down. We will... continue to hold the line of defence for democracy," Tsai said at an event with Pelosi in Taipei.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Amid tensions with Beijing, Taiwan adds minelaying to defences against China

Such technologies are part of a strategy to deter any possible invasion from China, with its huge army and vast superiority in numbers of warplanes, ships and other weaponry.

published on : 14th January 2022

Taiwan begins deporting Chinese nationals in rare cooperation

The routine exchange of prisoners to their respective territories by the police under a 2009 agreement have grown rarer since Ing-wen took office in Taipei, who regards Taiwan as a sovereign nation.

published on : 6th January 2022

China's Taiwan jet incursions at second-highest level in November

Beijing has ramped up pressure on Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2016, as she rejects its stance that the island is part of "one China".

published on : 1st December 2021

Baltic lawmakers meet Taiwan's Tsai, stepping up cooperation

Earlier in November, Taiwan opened a de facto embassy in Lithuania under the name of Taiwanese Representative Office. Lithuania also plans to open a representative office in Taiwan.

published on : 29th November 2021

US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president in surprise visit

Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory.

published on : 26th November 2021

'Island will not bow to China': Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

Self-governed Taiwan's 23 million people live under the constant threat of invasion by authoritarian China, which views the island as its territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if neces

published on : 10th October 2021

Taiwan wants 'status quo', not China's path, says president Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen also firmly rejected Chinese military coercion, a stance driven home by a rare demonstration of Taiwan's defence capabilities in a parade on its National Day.

published on : 10th October 2021