Taiwan

Chinese Military Aircraft Flexes Muscles Flying Near Taiwan

On Tuesday, Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel, a waterway between Taiwan and the Philippines, according to Taiwan's defense ministry.
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Stealth Fighters, Carrier-killer Missiles And Deadly Icbms: How China's Military Is Evolving

Wendell Minnick Security, Asia And this one report breaks it all down.  TAIPEI - The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s 125-page report, “China Military Power – Modernizing a Force to Fight and Win,” details China’s military...
Related topics: China, Military, Taipei

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Google Expands Renewable Energy Investments Into Taiwan

The internet giant will be the first corporation to take advantage of new Taiwanese laws enabling non-utility companies to directly buy renewable energy.
Related topics: Google, Google (GOOG)

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Taiwan’s Referendum Results May Have Been Swayed By An Ill-informed Public

Even after Beijing claimed that the 1992 consensus entails the unification with Taiwan based on “one country two systems”, KMT's newly elected Kaohsiung mayor Han Guo-yu stressed the need to uphold the consensus. Screen capture...
Related topics: Referendum, China, Beijing

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Post–invasion Nightmare: Taiwan Becomes America’s Enemy

Wendell Minnick Security, Asia If Taipei fell to Beijing control tomorrow, then Xi Jinping could use the country's bases to launch new wars. TAIPEI — Those focusing on whether China can sink a U.S. aircraft carrier or lob missiles at Guam are...
Related topics: Taipei, China, Beijing

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Here's Why The F-35 Won't Be Coming To Taiwan

Wendell Minnick Security, The new proposal will push for the release of sixty-six F-16V Block 70 fighters, with an additional six aircraft to replace crashed F-16A/B Block 20s (seventy-two total aircraft). Key point: There are also suspicions in...

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Bitcoin Con Artists Charged With $51m Investment Scam

In Taipei, a group of Bitcoin con artists have been charged with running an elaborate cryptocurrency scam that defrauded local and foreign investors out of millions of dollars. Authorities formally charged a 47-year-old man surnamed Lin, along with...
Related topics: Bitcoin, Taipei

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Us Navy Chief: Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to U.S. warships than ever before, the chief of U.S. naval operations said...
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What's Wrong With Mainstream Media's Interpretation Of Taiwan's Referendum Results?

The candidates in Taiwan usually need to go to the markets and talk to people on the streets to show that they really care about the need of their voters. We call it ‘street sweeping’. This photo is shared by Chia-Chi Jessica Hung with...
Related topics: Referendum, World Photos

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Apple Suppliers Cutting Sales Forecasts Amid 'extraordinary' Decline In Chinese Demand

Major Apple suppliers in Asia have been cutting their 2019 sales forecasts and some have cited an "extraordinary" drop in Chinese demand, reports Nikkei. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which supplies the A-series chips used in the...
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China Accuses Apple Of ‘incorrect’ References To Taiwan And Hong Kong

China has accused Apple, Amazon, Nike, Siemens and other global companies of using ‘incorrect’ descriptions of Taiwan and Hong Kong. The companies refer to them as distinct regions or countries, instead of part of China … ...
Related topics: China, Hong Kong, Amazon

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Economic Breakdown Starts In East Asia Due To Collapsed Births & Childbearing Populations

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, The floor under the East Asia neighborhood (consisting of China, Japan, South / North Korea, Taiwan, & Mongolia) is about to fall away.  These nations (combined) equal slightly more than 20% of the...
Related topics: China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia

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Taiwan Says Poor Iphone Sales Affect Local Economy, Blames Lack Of Innovations

The weak demand for new iPhones is impacting not only Apple, but the entire ecosystem, including supply partners across the world. One such example is represented by Taiwan, a country where a major part of the economy relies on the collaboration...
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F-35s Unlikely, Taiwan Upgrades F-16s Fighters To Counter China

Taiwan is upgrading a fleet of American-made fighter jets, but may scrap ambitions to acquire the more advanced F-35 models, showing the limits of U.S.-Taiwan military cooperation despite a common interest of resisting China. The Air Force should...
Related topics: China, Military

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New Taiwan Premier Appointed To Boost Popularity

Taiwan has appointed Su Tseng-chang as premier, President Tsai Ing-wen said Friday, as she moved to shore up support after the defeat of her pro-independence party in local elections last year. November’s election trouncing presents a major...

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The Tank That Helped Russia Defeat Nazi Germany Has Finally Retired (in Laos)

David Axe Security, Remarkably, the nearly 80-year-old fighting vehicles until recently were in active service with Lao forces, the Kremlin stated. The swap leaves Taiwan as probably the biggest user of tanks dating to around the time of World...
Related topics: Russia, Germany, Laos, Kremlin

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Don't Count Out Tsai Ing-wen Just Yet

Hilton Yip Security, Asia Taiwan's president hasn't be afraid to take on the toughest of issues, either abroad or at home. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has been under a lot of pressure recently. After a poor showing by her ruling DPP party in...

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Taiwan’s Indigenous People Remind Xi Jinping That It Has “never Belonged To China”

With much of the world’s attention on Taiwan colored by its decades-long enmity with China, it can be easy to forget that centuries of history preceded the arrival of ethnic Chinese on the island. In response to a recent speech by Xi Jinping...
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Taiwan Proposes Ramping Up Biowar Defense Research With New Labs

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has proposed a five-year program to improve the autonomous island’s biological warfare defense capabilities, including upgrading existing labs to compete with new facilities opened on the Chinese mainland.

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Taiwan President Calls For International Support To Defend Democracy

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island’s democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China. Tsai’s comments came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping said...
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