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Taiwan's former leader Ma begins China visit

Mar. 27, 2023 02:48 AM EDT

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou departed for a 12-day tour of China Monday, a day after Taiwan lost another of its 14 diplomatic partners to China. The ex-president is visiting in a private capacity, bringing a delegation of academics and college...

Honduras establishes ties with China after Taiwan break

Mar. 26, 2023 10:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Honduras established diplomatic ties with China on Sunday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which is increasingly isolated and now recognized by only 13 sovereign states. Foreign ministers from China and Honduras signed a joint communique in Beijing — a...

Chinese state media CCTV says Honduras has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, paving the way for relationship with Beijing

Mar. 25, 2023 21:08 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media CCTV says Honduras has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, paving the way for relationship with Beijing.

LPGA tournament in Taiwan canceled for 4th straight year

Mar. 23, 2023 21:47 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour says the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament is being canceled for the fourth consecutive year, citing operational factors. The LPGA said the decision was reached mutually with the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, which has sponsored the...

Taiwan recalls ambassador as Honduras switches ties to China

Mar. 23, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it has recalled its ambassador to Honduras amid moves by the Central American country to establish formal diplomatic ties with China. Taiwan and China have been locked in a battle for diplomatic recognition since the sides split amid civil war in...

Marcos defends US military presence, which China opposes

Mar. 22, 2023 03:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday defended his decision to allow a larger United States military presence in the country as vital to territorial defense despite China's fierce opposition and warning that it would “drag the Philippines into the abyss of...

US: No reason for China to react to Taiwan leader stopover

Mar. 21, 2023 20:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is putting out the word that planned stopovers in the United States by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in the coming weeks fall in line with recent precedent and should not be used as a pretext by China to step up aggressive activity in the Taiwan Strait....

Speaker of Czech parliament's lower house to visit Taiwan

Mar. 20, 2023 08:49 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The speaker of the Czech Parliament’s lower house is set to visit Taiwan to boost mutual ties, a step that has angered China. Marketa Pekarova Adamova said Monday she will be heading a large delegation on the March 25–30 trip that focuses on business, trade,...

Australia won't promise to side with US in Taiwan conflict

Mar. 20, 2023 04:57 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian defense minister says his country has made no promises to the United States that Australia would support its ally in any future conflict over Taiwan in exchange for American nuclear-powered submarines. U.S. President Joe Biden and the...

Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou will visit China

Mar. 20, 2023 04:41 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China next week in what a spokesman called a bid to ease tensions between the self-ruled island and the mainland. Ma presided over a period of warm ties with Beijing, but left office under a cloud after a trade...