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Taiwan, Trump, China

China Considering Strong Measures To Contain Taiwan

Three sources said one possibility being considered was conducting war games near the self-ruled island that China considers as a breakaway province. Another was a series of economic measures to cripple Taiwan.

December 31, 2016
Trump, Navarro, China

Trump Picks ‘Death By China’ Author For Trade Advisory Role

President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line on trade with China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, the transition team said on Wednesday.

December 21, 2016
Trump Organization, Business Ties, Torture

How Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from American foreign policy, all to the benefit of his family’s corporate empire.

December 13, 2016
Trump transition

One Month Later, Press Failing Trump Transition Test

The best way for journalists to cover Trump moving forward is to assume they’ll never have any access. That means news organizations can, and should, stop fretting about possibly offending Trump.

December 10, 2016
seditious libel, Trump, Media

Taiwan Was The First Salvo In Trump’s Looming Showdown With China

Economists are calling for the use of a stiletto in trade (especially with China), but Donald Trump seems more inclined to use a blunderbuss.

December 6, 2016
Cartoon: Chinese leaders consult sources (SNL on TV) as they try to figure out Trump

Cartoon: Chinese Leaders Try To Figure Out Trump

Alarmed Chinese leaders turn to a popular American television show for clues to the mind of President-elect Trump.

December 6, 2016
Trump Congressional address

5 Idiotic Trump Moments This Week

It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. And since he has the curiosity level of a pet rock, chances don’t seem great that he’ll be learning anytime soon.

December 4, 2016
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Pence: Conversation With Taiwan President A ‘Courtesy Call’

Asked whether any shift in policy should be read into the call, Pence said: “I don’t think so. This was a courtesy call. The democratically elected president of Taiwan called to congratulate the president-elect.”

December 4, 2016
In China, Xi Jinping's government lodged a stern protest against Trump's call with the Taiwanese president

China Lodges ‘Stern’ Protest After Trump Call With Taiwan President

China’s Xinhua news agency said Trump should know Beijing can be “cooperative” if Washington respects China’s interests, including the issue of Taiwan.

December 3, 2016
Breaking with longstanding US policy, Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan

Trump Speaks To Taiwan’s Leader In Move That Could Anger China

Trump’s call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Carter adopted a one-China policy in 1979.

December 2, 2016

Why The Leaders of China and Taiwan Are Meeting for the First Time Since 1949

For the first time since 1949, the presidents of Taiwan, Ma Ying Jeou, and the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will meet for a summit meeting Saturday in Singapore.

November 6, 2015

Powerful Storm Hits Taiwan, Millions Without Power, Six Dead

A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.

August 8, 2015

Taiwan Plane Crashes Into River After Takeoff, Killing 31

At least 23 people are dead after a plane crash in Taiwan.

February 4, 2015

Talent Firm: Lawyer Unable To Contact Jackie Chan’s Son After Arrest

By Yu-Tzu Chiu and Andreas Landwehr, dpa TAIPEI — A lawyer has been unable to contact Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts film star Jackie Chan, after his drugs-related arrest in Beijing, the Chans’ management company said Tuesday. M’Stones International apologized for his arrest and said it would “supervise his rehabilitation and help him […]

August 19, 2014

At Least 26 Dead In Taiwan Gas Explosions

By Yu-Tzu Chiu, dpa TAIPEI, Taiwan — At least 26 people were killed and some 270 injured in several explosions caused by gas leaks in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday. Four firefighters were among the dead. They had been called to the scene late on Thursday after the underground explosions […]

August 1, 2014

Officials: At Least 42 Killed In Taiwan Plane Crash

Taipei (AFP) – At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people on a domestic flight when it crashed into houses near Magong […]

July 23, 2014

Two Chinese Nationals Slain As Riots Continue In Vietnam

By Ralph Jennings and Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times TAIPEI, Taiwan — Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country. About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned companies have been affected by the violence, and […]

May 15, 2014

China And Taiwan Hold Historic Talks

Nanjing (China) (AFP) – China and Taiwan on Tuesday held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war — a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals. Taipei’s Wang Yu-chi, who oversees the island’s China policy, met his Beijing counterpart Zhang Zhijun in Nanjing on the […]

February 11, 2014