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China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden

China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden

China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden HONG KONG — China sent warplanes into the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, a show of force to the Biden administration that signals Beijing’s plans to maintain pressure on Taiwan even as it calls …

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Taiwan New Passport Shrinks ‘Republic of China’

Taiwan New Passport Shrinks 'Republic of China'

Taiwan New Passport Shrinks ‘Republic of China’ Taiwan New Passport Shrinks ‘Republic of China’ Taiwan on Monday released a new passport that puts a diplomatic spin on the concept of social distancing amid the pandemic. The self-governing island’s official name, Republic of China, has been downsized, though it remains on the cover in Chinese characters. The words “Taiwan Passport” appear …

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Taiwan Vows to Stick to Covid-19 Limits

Taiwan Vows to Stick to Covid-19 Limits

Taiwan Vows to Stick to Covid-19 Limits Taiwan Vows to Stick to Covid-19 Limits TAIPEI, Taiwan — Consider for a moment, in this time of anguish and loss and death, of mass unemployment and flattened national economies, the Twilight Zone alternate reality that is Taiwan. For months and months, life on the island has been, in a word, normal — …

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China Charges Hong Kong Activists Caught Fleeing to Taiwan

China Charges Hong Kong Activists Caught Fleeing to Taiwan

China Charges Hong Kong Activists Caught Fleeing to Taiwan China Charges Hong Kong Activists Caught Fleeing to Taiwan HONG KONG — Ten Hong Kong activists who were captured at sea while trying to flee to Taiwan in August were charged in mainland China on Wednesday with illegal boundary-crossing offenses that could put some of them behind bars for years. The …

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After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan

After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan

After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Trump has made cultivating closer ties with Taiwan a critical part of his efforts to counter China’s rising influence. He has significantly increased weapons sales to Taiwan’s military, vowed to …

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In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides

In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides

In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides TAINAN, Taiwan — The United States and China are wrestling to lead the world in artificial intelligence, 5G wireless and other cutting-edge technologies. But the real wizardry that makes those advancements possible is being performed on a yam-shaped island that …

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US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles

US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles

US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing the sale of seven large packages of weapons to Taiwan, including long-range missiles that would allow Taiwanese jets to hit distant Chinese targets in the event of a conflict, say officials familiar with …

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U.S. Official Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China

U.S. Official Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China

U.S. Official Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China U.S. Official Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China TAIPEI, Taiwan — A senior U.S. envoy arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to attend a memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui, in the Trump administration’s latest move to bolster its support of the island in defiance of threats from Beijing. The …

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China Sends Warning to U.S. and Taiwan With Aerial Drill

China Sends Warning to U.S. and Taiwan With Aerial Drill

China Sends Warning to U.S. and Taiwan With Aerial Drill China Sends Warning to U.S. and Taiwan With Aerial Drill China sent 18 fighter jets and bombers into the Taiwan Strait on Friday in a robust show of force that a military official in Beijing said was a warning to Taiwan and the United States about their increasing political and …

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Girl in Taiwan Is Swept High by a Kite

Girl in Taiwan Is Swept High by a Kite

Girl in Taiwan Is Swept High by a Kite Girl in Taiwan Is Swept High by a Kite HONG KONG — A 3-year-old girl was swept high into the sky after a streamer became tangled around her neck during a kite-flying festival in northern Taiwan this weekend. The child hovered above throngs of spectators and was zipped around by strong …

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