Taipei

Will Taiwan Build Its Own Fearsome Killer Drones?

David Axe Security, Asia How might China respond? Key point: Taipei is looking for new technologies and weapons to deter Beijing, and that includes drones. China already has its own attack drones, so Taiwan might as well get its own too. Taiwan...
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Prague Inks Partnership With Taipei After Snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei – three months after cancelling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese government. The disagreement...
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Confirmed: Taiwanese Top Military Official Killed In Helicopter Crash

A Blackhawk military helicopter with 13 people on board crashed on Thursday in the mountains outside the city of Taipei.
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Us Warns China Against ‘coercion’ Of Taiwan After Beijing’s Carrier Passes Island

Washington has issued a warning to Beijing and is calling for the government to engage in dialogue with Taipei following the recent passage of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s newest aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait.
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Taiwanese Court Rules No Jurisdiction In Vietnamese Marine Disaster Case, Victims To Appeal

‘Taiwanese court should take Vietnamese human rights situation into consideration’Screenshot from a video on civic coalition press conference outside Taipei district court on October 24, 2019. Via Justice for Formosa Victims. This post...
Related topics: Human Rights, Screenshots, World Videos, Taiwan

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Taiwan Revels In First Pride Since Legalizing Gay Marriage

Nearly two hundred thousand revellers marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration on Saturday as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage. The island has long hosted the...
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Taipei Cuts Ties With Kiribati, Slams China For 'luring' Microstate Into Allegiance Switch

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Taipei has cut ties with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati after the latter switched to diplomatic relations with Beijing, the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Related topics: Taiwan, China, Russia, Moscow, Beijing

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‘clearly Leaning Toward Beijing’: Solomon Islands May Soon Abandon Taiwan Recognition

The Oceanic country of the Solomon Islands might soon switch its recognition of the legitimate government of China from Taipei to Beijing, leaving the autonomous island with just 16 countries on its side of the dispute. A pro-Beijing Solomon Islands...
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The Latest Thing In Vr? A Face Mask That Makes It Feel Like You’re Underwater

Researchers at Taipei Tech created the haptic device, called LiquidMask, which hints at the future of design for virtual reality. Virtual reality usually doesn’t feel particularly real, mostly because you can’t touch or feel anything...
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Taipei Notes

My other visit here was thirty years ago, and most of all I am surprised by how little has changed.  The architecture now looks all the more retro, the alleyways all the more noir, and the motorbikes have by no means vanished.  Yes there are...
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Expert On Us-china Tensions: Trump Acted Against Free Market Idea Capitalist Regime Should Follow

Dr Ching Chang, Research Fellow, Society for Strategic Studies, the Republic of China, based in Taipei. Dr Chang is the leading security expert specifically on military affairs and international relations in Taiwan.
Related topics: China, Taiwan, Military

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What Will It Take To Combat Digital Authoritarianism In Southeast Asia?

Opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit, June 2019 in Thailand. Source: ASEAN This post is based on a keynote presentation delivered by the author at the first Global Voices Asia-Pacific Citizen Media Summit June 2, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. The...
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Chengdu Bleg

Your suggestions are most welcome, this short trip will follow the time in Taipei.  Where in particular should I eat and what should I eat?  I have been to Chengdu once before, four years ago. The post Chengdu bleg appeared first on Marginal...
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Taiwan Desperately Needs This 1 Thing To Stop China If War Comes

Mark Episkopos Security, Asia New subs. What are Taiwan’s military capabilities, and does Taiwan stand a chance of repelling a prospective Chinese invasion? Taipei and Beijing are seemingly sliding into an escalatory spiral amid a flurry of...
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Apple Xinyi A13 Taipei Store Previewed Ahead Of Official Opening This Saturday

Apple's second retail store in Taiwan opens on Saturday, June 15, and today the company shared additional details of the kind of experience customers can expect when they enter Apple Xinyi A13. Located in Taipei's bustling Xinyi District on an...
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Winning! Foxconn Plans Increase In Us Manufacturing Thanks To Trump Tariffs!

Anther win for the US thanks to President Donald Trump! President Trump’s tariffs are working: Liu was speaking at Foxconn’s first investor conference in Taipei, where the company also said it was well positioned to tackle the...
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Coming Soon: Killer Drones From Taiwan (that China Will Hate)?

David Axe Security, Maybe.  Taiwan reportedly has solved a problem that has prevented the island country from developing its own medium-altitude attack drones. In signing a deal with an Australian company to provide American-designed engines,...
Related topics: Drones, Taiwan, China

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Why Advanced Micro Devices Stock Popped 11.5% Today

Shares of microchip maker Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) were roaring ahead 11.5% (as of 1:55 p.m. EDT) on the first trading day following the company's weekend appearance at the Computex trade show in Taipei.At Computex, AMD announced its...
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Quake Strikes Taiwan, Shaking Buildings, Halting Subway

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily suspending subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Local television...
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Pentagon Approves $500mln To Train Taiwanese F-16 Fighter Pilots

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) -The US Department of State has approved a half a billion dollar possible sale of F-16 pilot training, spare parts and supply equipment to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), the...
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