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China urges Taiwan to end its “military adventurism”

China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, and has increased military and diplomatic pressure to assert its sovereignty claims.Published On 1 Jan 20221 Jan 2022Taiwan’s president has urged China to curb its “military adventurism” as tensions between the two sides reach their highest level in years. Beijing has ramped up military and diplomatic…

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Time to be clear on Taiwan? ‘Strategic ambiguity’ faces test.

When President Joe Biden told a CNN town hall meeting in October that Washington had a commitment to defend Taiwan should China try to invade the island, it did not take long for the White House to issue a clarification. Official U.S. policy remains “strategic ambiguity,” which means uncertainty.For 40 years that has meant Beijing…

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Taiwan records first omicron case in traveler from Africa

People wear face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Taiwan has recorded its first case of the omicron variant in a passenger who returned from Eswatini, the southern African kingdom, on Dec. 8, according to the island’s health officials. Credit: AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File…

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Taiwan among 110 participants invited to Biden’s “Summit for Democracy”

Taiwan is among the 110 delegations invited to President Biden’s “Summit for Democracy” next month, according to a list released by the State Department on Tuesday night.Why it matters: Taiwan’s inclusion is sure to infuriate the Chinese government, which views the self-governing island as a breakaway territory and opposes any attempts to legitimize it on…

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On Taiwan: Can America Get Its Act Together?

Commentary I think it is more than fair to say that the United States does not have a Taiwan policy.  Believing in strategic ambiguity, which is what many in the administration and lots of so-called smart scholars think is a policy, definitely does not measure up as one. In fact, if your strategic concept is ambiguous then…

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Taiwan: An Actual ‘Munich Moment’

On Taiwan, traditional opposition to American engagement doesn’t hold up against the U.S.’s most powerful foe since the Founding. Chinese president Xi Jinping (Kaliva/Shutterstock) and Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen (Glen Photo/Shutterstock). Rightly, it’s become a meme for those who hold that the last 20 years were a mistake.The “Munich moment,”  referring to Britain’s eventually pointless…

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Call Taiwan a country, French senator says, angering China By Reuters

© Reuters. Alain Richard, head of the French Senate’s Taiwan Friendship Group and former French defence minister, and other members of the French delegation attend a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan October 8, 2021. REUTERS/Yimou LeeTAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan should be called a country, a senior French senator said on Friday during a visit to…

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Taiwan asks to join trade group, says China might interfere

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has applied to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group, Cabinet officials said Thursday, setting up a potential clash with rival Beijing over the status of the island democracy.Taiwan’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership might be disrupted if China, which applied last week, is admitted…