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China blasts US report, reiterates 'no 1st use' nuke policy

Dec. 06, 2022 04:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China strictly adheres to its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons “at any time and under any circumstances," its Defense Ministry said Tuesday in a scathing response to a U.S. report alleging a major buildup in Beijing's nuclear capabilities. The Pentagon...

Team of UK lawmakers visits Taiwan amid strained China ties

Nov. 29, 2022 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A group of British lawmakers began a visit to Taiwan on Tuesday and were scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-Wen and other politicians after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that the “golden era” of U.K.-China relations was over. The visit by...

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Nov. 26, 2022 10:22 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as head of ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses

Nov. 26, 2022 08:24 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as head of ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses.

US and Chinese defense chiefs meet amid strained relations

Nov. 22, 2022 05:00 AM EST

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — The defense chiefs of the United States and China held talks Tuesday on the sidelines of a regional meeting in Cambodia to discuss strained bilateral relations and regional and global security issues, U.S. and Chinese officials said. It was the second...

Taiwan's APEC envoy at the center of processor chip tension

Nov. 16, 2022 20:13 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s envoy to a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders is the 91-year-old billionaire founder of a computer chip manufacturing giant that operated behind the scenes for decades before being thrust into the center of U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and security. ...

Taiwan says Chinese fighter jets fly near island

Nov. 13, 2022 01:17 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's military flew 36 fighter jets and bombers near Taiwan, the Taiwanese defense ministry announced, part of a long-running campaign of intimidation against the self-ruled island democracy that Beijing claims as part of its territory. Ten of the aircraft...

Taiwan's Tsai thanks British minister for support

Nov. 09, 2022 02:55 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday thanked British Trade Minister Greg Hands for London's support for Taiwan after he became the latest foreign official to defy Chinese pressure and visit the self-ruled island democracy. Tsai expressed hope for “new...

China lashes out at visit by UK trade minister to Taiwan

Nov. 07, 2022 04:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China lashed out Monday over a visit to Taiwan by British Trade Policy Minister Greg Hands, the latest foreign official to defy Beijing’s warnings over contacts with the self-governing island republic. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and threatens to...

German chancellor's China visit sparks debate at home

Nov. 03, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The timing of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's imminent trip to China and what signals he will give to Beijing have raised questions at home, a German member of the European Parliament said Thursday. Reinhard Butikofer of the Green Party, which is part of the...