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Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island

Aug. 09, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan warned Tuesday that Chinese military drills aren't just a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei conducted its own exercises to underscore it's ready to defend...

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with 4th day of drills

Aug. 07, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island, despite international calls to calm the tensions. The People’s...

Taiwan says China military drills appear to simulate attack

Aug. 06, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei that infuriated...

Pelosi: China cannot isolate Taiwan by preventing visits

Aug. 05, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — China will not be able to isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday in Tokyo as she wrapped up an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to Taipei that infuriated Beijing. Beijing has tried to isolate...

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

Aug. 04, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on relations with Beijing and Taipei that could further increase regional tensions. ...

Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

Aug. 04, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan canceled airline flights Thursday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of disruptions in the flow of Taiwanese-made processor chips needed by global telecom and auto industries. ...

SE Asia urges US, China to avoid provocation over Taiwan

Aug. 03, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for calm in the Taiwan Strait, urging against any “provocative action” in the wake of a visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has infuriated Beijing. In a rare statement on such...

US-China ties on a precipice after Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Aug. 03, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-China relations are teetering on a precipice after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Pelosi received a rapturous welcome in Taipei and was applauded with strong bipartisan support in Washington, despite the Biden administration’s misgivings....

Pelosi tells Taiwan US commitment to democracy is 'ironclad'

Aug. 03, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — After a trip that drew China’s wrath, a defiant Nancy Pelosi concluded her visit to Taiwan on Wednesday with a pledge that the American commitment to democracy on the self-governing island and elsewhere “remains ironclad.” Pelosi received a euphoric...

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

Aug. 02, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence. ...