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Taiwan scrambles fighters to see off Chinese warplanes as Xi meets top brass

Taiwan's air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China's President met his top generals.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Taiwan, Defense Ministry, Taiwan Strait


Hong Kong protest film wins best documentary at Chinese-language 'Oscars'

A documentary about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong won a high-profile award at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday.
Tags: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cnn


‘Revolution of Our Times,’ ‘The Falls’ Triumph at Golden Horse Film Awards

“The Falls,” Taiwan’s Oscar contender and a timely drama about the trauma of home quarantine, emerged as the unsurprising winner at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taipei on Saturday. And, in a bold decision that has the potential to enrage Mainland Chinese authorities, the prize for best documentary feature was awarded to “Revolution of […]
Tags: Asia, News, Awards, Global, Taiwan, Taipei, Chung Mong-hong, revolution of our Times, The Falls, Golden Horse Film Awards


Why wiping out Hong Kong's opposition may have cost China a whole generation in Taiwan

Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong has played an important role in how Taiwanese view China, with opinion polls suggesting more people now support the self-ruled island becoming formally independent from the mainland.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, Beijing


Why wiping out Hong Kong's opposition may have cost China a generation in Taiwan

In just five years, Lin Fei-fan went from charging into Taiwan's legislature and occupying the building with hundreds of students to a senior job for the island's ruling party.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, Stories, Lin Fei


Why wiping out Hong Kong's opposition may have cost China a whole generation in Taiwan

Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong has played an important role in how Taiwanese view China, with opinion polls suggesting more people now support the self-ruled island becoming formally independent from the mainland.
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Cnn, Beijing


China's crackdown on Hong Kong may have pushed Taiwan further away than ever

Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong has played an important role in how Taiwanese view China, with opinion polls suggesting more people now support the self-ruled island becoming formally independent from the mainland.
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Cnn, Beijing


China's crackdown on Hong Kong fuels fears in Taiwan

As China cracked down on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, the Taiwanese public watched on anxiously. Some fear they could be next to see harsher clampdowns as China steps up pressure on the democratic island of 24 million to "unify" with the mainland. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, Cnn, Stories, Will Ripley


A murder suspect fled to China from Taiwan. Now he's stuck in Covid quarantine

China's stringent zero-Covid policy has allowed authorities to catch thousands of imported coronavirus cases. But, occasionally, it might help catch a fugitive too.
Tags: China, Taiwan, Cnn


A murder suspect fled to China from Taiwan. Then he got stuck in Covid quarantine

China's stringent zero-Covid policy has allowed authorities to catch thousands of imported coronavirus cases. But, occasionally, it might help catch a fugitive too.
Tags: China, Taiwan, Cnn


Solomon Islands PM blames violent anti-government protests on foreign interference

Comments come as Australian police and defence force personnel begin taking control of capital HoniaraSolomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare has blamed foreign interference over his government’s decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beijing for anti-government protests, arson and looting that have ravaged the capital Honiara for the past three days.However, critics have also blamed the unrest on complaints of a lack of government services and accountability, corruption and foreig...
Tags: World news, Australia news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands, Honiara, Manasseh Sogavare, Malaita, HoniaraSolomon Islands


Solomon Islands Leader Blames Foreign Powers Amid Unrest

Protests, arson and looting have ravaged the capital in recent days following his government’s decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beijing.
Tags: News, Taiwan


LGBTQ Themes Abound Among Taiwan Companies’ ATF Pitches in Singapore

Companies from Taiwan will be out in force at next week’s Asian Television Forum in Singapore. Prominent among them is Portico Media, a company involved in production, sales and distribution of LGBTQ content. It also operates the similarly-themed GagaOOLala streaming platform, which carries a mix of acquired content, its own originals and shows co-produced with […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Global, Taiwan, Markets & Festivals, Lgbtq, Asian Television Forum, Portico Media


Solomon Islands leader blames violent anti-government protests on foreign interference

Comments come as Australian police and defence force personnel arrive in Honiara to help restore orderSolomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare has blamed foreign interference over his government’s decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beijing for anti-government protests, arson and looting that have ravaged the capital Honiara in recent days.However, critics have also blamed the unrest on complaints of a lack of government services and accountability, corruption and foreign workers...
Tags: World news, Australia news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands, Honiara, Manasseh Sogavare, Sogavare, Malaita


Five US lawmakers defy China by meeting with officials in Taiwan

Five US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to meet with government officials, defying Beijing to visit the contested island.
Tags: China, US, Taiwan, Cnn, Beijing


Australia sends police and troops to Honiara as violent protests continue in Solomon Islands

Protesters reportedly from neighbouring island, which opposed government’s 2019 decision to switch allegiance from Taiwan to ChinaAustralia is deploying more than 100 police and defence force personnel to the Solomon Islands amid reports of fresh protests in the capital Honiara.The Australian government on Thursday said the deployment would support “riot control” and security at critical infrastructure, a day after demonstrators attempted to storm parliament and topple the prime minister, Manass...
Tags: Australia, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands, Honiara, Manasseh Sogavare Continue


‘Papa Fuji’s Unexpected Journey’ Wins Golden Horse Film Project Market Grand Prize

“Papa Fujii’s Unexpected Journey,” a film project about a Japanese man’s attempt to understand his dead daughter’s life in Taiwan was named as the grand prize winner at the 2012 edition of the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion event. It wins a NT$1 million ($36,000) prize. Prizes were announced on Wednesday evening at a ceremony […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Taiwan, Markets & Festivals, Golden Horse Film Project Promotion


China warns Biden that inviting Taiwan to his democracy summit is a 'mistake' after Xi told him he was 'playing with fire'

Then-Vice President Joe Biden met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in 2011.Lintao Zhang/Getty Images China said the US made a "mistake" in inviting Taiwan to Biden's upcoming democracy summit. Xi Jinping recently warned that Biden was "playing with fire" when it comes to Taiwan.  Tensions over Taiwan have contributed to an extraordinarily thorny dynamic between the US and China. The Chinese government warned President Joe Biden that inviting Taiwan to the upcoming democracy summit he's ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Xi Jinping, Biden, Stockholm, State, Antony Blinken


Honiara’s Chinatown targeted as violent protests break out for second day in Solomon Islands

Protesters reportedly from neighbouring island, which opposed government’s 2019 decision to switch allegiance from Taiwan to ChinaFresh protests have broken out in Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara, witnesses have said, a day after demonstrators attempted to storm parliament and topple prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.Protesters defied a 36-hour lockdown imposed in the wake of Wednesday’s unrest and again took to the streets on Thursday targeting police and businesses in the capital’s Chinatown a...
Tags: World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Solomon Islands, Chinatown, Pacific Islands, AFP Continue, Honiara, Manasseh Sogavare Protesters


US restricts trade with a dozen more Chinese technology firms

The move comes as tensions grow between the US and China over the status of Taiwan and trade issues.
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan


US blacklists a dozen more Chinese tech firms citing national security

The move comes as tensions grow between the US and China over the status of Taiwan and trade issues.
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan


Biden administration invites Taiwan to its 'Summit for Democracy,' infuriating Beijing

The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its "Summit for Democracy" next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move China has called a "mistake."
Tags: China, Taiwan, Cnn, Beijing, Biden


Biden administration invites Taiwan to its 'Summit for Democracy'

The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its "Summit for Democracy" next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move likely to infuriate China, which views the democratically governed island as its territory.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Taiwan, Biden


China accuses US of ‘mistake’ after Biden invites Taiwan to democracy summit

Beijing urges Washington to stick to the ‘one China’ principle amid rising tensions over Taiwan China’s government has accused Joe Biden of “a mistake” in inviting Taiwan to participate in a democracy summit alongside 109 other democratic governments.Taiwan was included in a list of participants for next month’s Summit for Democracy, published by the state department on Tuesday. Taiwan is a democracy and self-governing, but Beijing claims it is a province of China and has accused its government ...
Tags: Washington, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Biden, Taiwan China


To Keep An Eye On

Global geopolitics, especially in its military dimensions, remains mostly outside the purview of this site. But I want to make sure you’re current on some key developments around the world, any number of which could develop into crises fairly quickly. We’ve discussed the on-going tensions over Taiwan. Last week there was a minor incident in Chinese Coast Guard vessels used water cannons on Philippine resupply ships on their way to the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. The State Dep...
Tags: News, Taiwan, State Department, South China Sea, Josh Marshall, Chinese Coast Guard, Editors' Blog, Thomas Shoal


Taiwan: Amendments To Immigration Rules For Foreign Professionals - Envoy Global, Inc.

On 25 Oct. 2021, the authorities of Taiwan introduced new amendments to the Foreign Professional Act. These amendments reduce the requirements for residence and...
Tags: News, Taiwan, Global Inc


Peter Dutton attacks Penny Wong on China declaring he aims to deter ‘aggression’ on Taiwan

Defence minister’s comments on Labor senator labelled ‘appalling’ and ‘inappropriate’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralia’s defence minister has stood by his comments about a potential military conflict over Taiwan, insisting he was not pre-committing Australia to war but declaring he wanted to deter “aggression” from the Chinese Communist party.Peter Dutton also ramped up his warnings about how China had changed under the rule of its president, Xi Jinping, declaring: ...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Taiwan, Xi Jinping, Australian politics, Peter Dutton, Penny Wong, Chinese Communist, Aukus


Peter Dutton stands by comments on potential conflict over Taiwan – as it happened

Defence minister says he wasn’t ‘pre-committing’ Australia to war; Labor’s caucus confirms opposition to voter ID bill; Jacqui Lambie calls Scott Morrison worst PM on record; Malcolm Roberts denies leaking Lambie’s phone number; Victoria reports 19 Covid deaths and 827 cases; NSW two deaths and 173 cases. This blog is now closedSenate inquiry into ABC suspended after Labor and Greens motion gets cross-bench supportWatch: Messy first day for new Speaker during question time in CanberraScott Morri...
Tags: Health, Labor, Abc, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Taiwan, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party


Australia news live update: Senate motion scuttles ABC complaints inquiry; Peter Dutton stands by comments on potential conflict over Taiwan

Greens and Labor put motion to suspend government’s ABC inquiry through Senate; defence minister says he wasn’t ‘pre-committing’ Australia to war; Labor’s caucus confirms opposition to voter ID bill; Jacqui Lambie calls Scott Morrison worst PM on record; Malcolm Roberts denies leaking Lambie’s phone number; Victoria reports 19 Covid deaths and 827 cases; NSW two deaths and 173 cases. Follow all the day’s news liveWatch: Messy first day for new Speaker during question time in CanberraScott Morris...
Tags: Health, Labor, Abc, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Taiwan, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party


Australia news live update: Labor to oppose Coalition’s voter ID bill; Peter Dutton stands by comments on potential conflict over Taiwan

Labor’s caucus confirms opposition to voter ID bill; defence minister says he wasn’t ‘pre-committing’ Australia to war; Jacqui Lambie calls Scott Morrison worst PM on record; Malcolm Roberts denies leaking Lambie’s phone number; new speaker Andrew Wallace oversees question time; Penny Wong outlines Labor foreign policy plan; Victoria reports 19 Covid deaths and 827 cases; NSW two deaths and 173 cases. Follow all the day’s news liveScott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religio...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Taiwan, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton



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