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    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke out against the United States setting red lines that could pull them further into the conflicts in Ukraine and Taiwan . Austin, in an interview with Defense One released on Tuesday, said that the Pentagon’s goal in both situations “is to lead with diplomacy” and to do it “in a...
    President BidenJoe BidenMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Dole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 MORE this week will host the first-ever Summit for Democracy, which will focus on strengthening democracy, defending...
    China is determined to match its aggressive military talk in South-East Asia with spending. A report by the Lowy Institute in Australia shows in 2021 it achieved just that as other reports indicate Beijing is looking to establish its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean in the tiny Central African country of Equatorial Guinea....
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Senior officials from the Slovak Republic are in Taiwan for talks on deepening ties with the island in the highest-level visit by the EU-member country since it opened a representative office in Taiwan in 2003. The visit by the delegation, which began Sunday, follows a mission last month by members...
    (CNN)US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addressed recent Chinese military advancements Saturday, including the test of a hypersonic weapon system and strengthening of nuclear capabilities, saying, "America isn't a country that fears competition." During the Reagan National Defense Forum's keynote address, Austin said the US is ready to face China's military rise and is working...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a competitive edge over China, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday. Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Austin said recent military activity...
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken fired a warning shot at China, saying any move to invade Taiwan would bring "terrible consequences."  Blinken spoke at the Reuters Next conference Friday when he shared his thoughts on China and the possible threat to Taiwan as tensions have continued to ramp up over the past few months. ...
    A Chinese nuclear-powered submarine travelling through the Taiwan Strait has sparked fears of open conflict breaking out amid soaring tensions over Beijing's aggression towards the democratically-ruled island.   Submarine expert H.I. Sutton identified the vessel as a surfacing Chinese Type-94 ballistic missile submarine in a satellite image taken on Monday. The warship was cruising in the...
    Rep. Nancy Mace wants the United States to take a stronger stance in defending Taiwan in its conflict with China . The freshman GOP representative from South Carolina was among a group of five House lawmakers who traveled to the Indo-Pacific region over the Thanksgiving holiday week. Prior to their arrival in Taiwan , however,...
    America’s “One China Policy,” which acknowledges Communist China’s claim of authority over Taiwan, was conceived nearly a half-century ago by President Richard Nixon as a way to drive a wedge between Mao’s China and the now-defunct Soviet Union. It became a reality under President Jimmy Carter, who recognized Beijing in 1979 and cut off formal...
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo remarked on Wednesday that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be an “emergency” meriting a response from both Japan and the United States. The Chinese government erupted in fury, summoning the Japanese ambassador to complain about Abe’s “wrong remarks” and threatening Japan with destruction if it dares to...
    When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads — three times more than at present and enough to pose a substantial threat to the United States. As a Washington...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The unexpected appearance of an alleged Chinese submarine in the Taiwan Strait this week has highlighted the dangers posed by the frequent presence of military vessels in the narrow waterway, which analysts warn could ultimately spark an unintended conflict.Writing on the Covert Shores blog Monday, submarine expert H.I. Sutton identified the vessel as...
    Taipei, Taiwan (Reuters)Japan and the United States could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and Beijing needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.Tensions over Chinese-claimed Taiwan have risen as President Xi Jinping seeks to assert his country's sovereignty claims against the democratically ruled island. Taiwan's government says it...
              moreby Jennie Taer   China’s military conducted an exercise over Taiwan Friday during a surprise visit by U.S. lawmakers. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command said it “organised naval and air forces to continue combat readiness police patrols in direction of the Taiwan Strait,” according to Reuters. The bipartisan Congressional delegation traveled to Taiwan, despite warnings from...
    (CNN)Happy Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights began last night and will continue until sundown on December 6. As the world continues to face monumental adversities, following the light is more important than ever. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things...
    China’s unusual decision to deploy a Y-20 aerial refueling aircraft during Sunday’s foray into Taiwan’s air defense buffer zone may be indicative of the country’s ambition to extend its military reach and capabilities in the region, according to a report. On Sunday, Beijing deployed 18 fighter jets and five H-6 bombers, that have nuclear capabilities,...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. It is the first joint visit to Taiwan by members of parliament from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Tsai said. She welcomed the lawmakers,...
    Taipei (Reuters)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.Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China's air force...
    Taiwan deployed its air force Sunday in an effort to drive back dozens of Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense space.  China has repeatedly deployed aircraft into the area as part of "grey zone" warfare with the island country. Taiwanese officials fear that China executes these maneuvers to test Taiwan’s response and wear out...
    Taiwan said on Sunday that dozens of Chinese military aircraft intruded into its air defense zone. The island democracy's Ministry of National Defense said it scrambled combat patrol aircraft, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to drive away the intruders. Among the 27 Chinese aircraft detected was a Xi'an Y-20U...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone on Sunday, the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressure on the self-ruled island. The Defense Ministry said Taiwan scrambled combat aircraft to “warn” the Chinese planes to leave. It also deployed missile systems...
    China has flown another 27 military planes into Taiwan's airspace as tensions as around the South China Sea island continue to rise.    The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense said that the Chinese military aircrafts entered the south west area of the nation's Air Defense Identification Zone earlier today. They tweeted: '27 PLA aircraft (KJ-500 AEW&C*2, Y-9...
    (CNN)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.Kiwi Chow's "Revolution of Our Times" was named best documentary, prompting a long round of applause and shouts of support for Hong Kong from audience members at the...
    A bipartisan group of five members of Congress went to Taiwan to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen after serving food to U.S. troops on Thanksgiving, defying orders from China. Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, including Chairman and Democratic California Rep. Mark Takano, Democratic Texas Rep. Colin Allred, Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace,...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week’s violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation’s increasing links with China. Australian media reported the bodies were recovered late Friday after riots and protests subsided. No other details were given....
    Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Friday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) desires closer relations with the U.S. military – and then blamed the U.S. for taking “provocative” actions that make such a close relationship difficult. Wu said China wants to be friends, but Washington insists on such aggressive policies as supporting...
    Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)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. But his story could have been very different if he lived in Hong Kong, where student activists once brought the financial hub to a...
    China’s military conducted an exercise over Taiwan Friday during a surprise visit by U.S. lawmakers. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command said it “organised naval and air forces to continue combat readiness police patrols in direction of the Taiwan Strait,” according to Reuters. The bipartisan Congressional delegation traveled to Taiwan, despite warnings from...
    A Lithuanian MP has told Breitbart News that “communism is a plague” and that China represents one of the “most imminent threats” to the free world after the latest round of threats from Beijing over the opening of a de-facto Taiwanese embassy. On Sunday, the Chinese Communist Party officially downgraded diplomatic ties with Lithuania after...
    A bipartisan group of House lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Thursday, marking the second time in as many weeks that a congressional delegation traveled to the island nation. The delegation of lawmakers on this trip, set to depart on Friday, includes Reps. Mark Takano, Colin Allred, Elissa Slotkin, Sara Jacobs, and Nancy Mace. Taiwan, also...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister’s resignation. Australian police, troops and diplomats are helping local police restore peace and order while trying to keep...
    Hong Kong (CNN)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.A murder suspect who fled to China hours after allegedly gunning down a man in Taiwan on Monday is now "trapped" in hotel quarantine upon arrival in the coastal city of...
              moreby Sebastian Hughes   The Biden administration extended an invitation for its “Summit for Democracy” to Taiwan, upsetting China, which views the island as its own. The list of invitees for the summit, which will be held in December, was released Tuesday by the State Department. The gathering was originally announced in February, with three main themes,...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Friday morning in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm the United States’ “rock solid” support for the self-governing island. The bi-partisan group of lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Thursday night and were planning to meet...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers are in Taiwan on Friday in a surprise one-day visit, said the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto embassy. The lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Thursday night and will meet with senior leaders on the island. No further details were provided...
    A bipartisan group of Congress members touring portions of East Asia spent part of Thanksgiving serving lunch to U.S. troops stationed in South Korea before jetting off to Taiwan - despite protests from the Chinese Embassy. Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina was among the lawmakers serving vegetables, potatoes and turkey to some of...
    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan to meet with local officials as part of a much larger delegation trip to visit several Asian nations.  “After celebrating Thanksgiving with U.S. troops in Korea, I just touched down in Taiwan. After stops in Japan and Korea, it’ll be good to connect with leaders here...
    Washington (CNN)Five US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to meet with government officials, defying Beijing to visit the contested island."When news of our trip broke yesterday, my office received a blunt message from the Chinese Embassy, telling me to call off the trip," Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan Democrat, wrote Thursday on Twitter. "The...
    A bipartisan group of five members of Congress served food to U.S. troops stationed in South Korea on Thanksgiving and then headed to Taiwan, defying orders from China. Members on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, including Chairman and Democratic California Rep. Mark Takano, Democratic Texas Rep. Colin Allred, Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, Democratic...
    Australian forces are being deployed to the nearby Solomon Islands as protests stretched into a second day, even after a 36-hour lockdown was imposed, and frustration boils over in the capital of Honiara over a host of domestic grievances. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised to send roughly 120 soldiers and police officers for...
    Joe Biden left Government of Cuba Outside the World Summit Democracy Will be conducted almost exclusively with the assistance of more than 100 countries, And in Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Bolivia in Latin America and Russia and China are also excluded., Among others. From Latin America, President To us Invited Argentina,...
    US President Biden has invited about 110 countries and territories to attend a video conference next month on the 9th and 10th of this month. Public opinion believes. State Council Taiwan Affairs Office: International anti-Chinese forces “use Taiwan to control China” must set themselves on fire. In Beijing, the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office expressed...
    The State Department announced this week it would host a “Summit for Democracy” online, featuring the sovereign nation of Taiwan among its participants. While the U.S. government does not recognize Taiwan as a country, China protested that it, the world’s most prolific human rights abuser, was not invited. The Chinese Communist Party, through its mass...
    The Biden administration extended an invitation for its “Summit for Democracy” to Taiwan, upsetting China, which views the island as its own. The list of invitees for the summit, which will be held in December, was released Tuesday by the State Department. The gathering was originally announced in February, with three main themes, “defending against...
    President Biden on Wednesday invited Taiwan to a democracy summit next month, a move that sent China into a rage.   The 'Summit for Democracy' will bring together developed democracies like France and Sweden, but also places where activists say democracy is 'under attack' like Poland, the Philippines and India.  The US does not formally recognize...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its Summit for Democracy next month, the State Department announced, prompting sharp criticism from China, which considers the self-ruled island as its territory. The summit makes good on a pledge President Joe Biden made during his campaign, and it reflects his emphasis on returning the...
    Washington, DC 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.The first-of-its-kind gathering is a test of President Joe Biden's assertion, announced in his first foreign policy...
    A U.S. Navy vessel that sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday was “stirring up trouble,” China said. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius navigated through the Taiwan Strait “in accordance with international law,” the U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement . PENTAGON MAKING SPACE ASSETS APPEAR 'LESS JUICY' FOLLOWING RUSSIA MISSILE TEST...
    China on Tuesday protested the passage of a U.S. Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region.  The U.S. Navy said in a statement the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius "conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit" on Tuesday "in accordance with international law."  It said...