The US warned China over a dispute with the Philippines in the South China Sea and recent flights in Taiwan’s ADIZ
Die USA warnten China wegen eines Streits mit den Philippinen im Südchinesischen Meer und wegen der jüngsten Flüge in den von Taiwan beanspruchten Luftraum
Niland became the first sitting US top diplomat to travel to Taiwan in an official capacity since Washington cut formal ties with Taipei in favour of Beijing in 1979.
Palau’s leader flew into Taiwan on Sunday (Mar 28) as the two coronavirus-free allies prepare to launch a travel corridor to boost their pandemic-hit tourist sectors.
Taking lawmaker questions in parliament, Taiwan Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said developing a long-range attack capability was a priority.
If Taiwan has been nervous over whether new United States President Joe Biden will downgrade relations with it after four years of burgeoning ties under his predecessor Donald Trump, it should be breathing more easily now.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Tokyo and met with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi. “Through the joint effort by both sides, we would like to make the East China Sea the sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” Wang said.
Der chinesische Außenminister Wang Yi besuchte Tokio und traf sich mit seinem japanischen Amtskollegen Toshimitsu Motegi. „Durch die gemeinsamen Bemühungen beider Seiten möchten wir das Ostchinesische Meer zum Meer des Friedens, der Freundschaft und der Zusammenarbeit machen“, sagte Wang.
The Navy sent another warship through the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, which also included an unconfirmed visit to the island by the officer in charge of intelligence gathering in the Indo-Pacific region, according to wire and Navy reports.
Beijing has also been stepping up military activity around the island recently amid several high-ranking visits to Taiwan from Trump administration officials, including from Under Secretary of State Keith Krach and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
Die Anlage würde von Formosa Plastics, einem taiwanesischen Unternehmen, in St. James Parish, einer der Louisiana River Parishes, einer einkommensschwachen, hauptsächlich schwarzen Gemeinde, die bereits weit mehr als ihren Anteil an der industriellen Verschmutzung hat, gebaut werden. Daher der Name: Cancer Alley. Die vorgeschlagene Anlage, die Formosa das Sunshine Project (benannt nach einer örtlichen Brücke) nennt, wäre eine der größten Kunststofffabriken der Welt. Sie hat die Genehmigung sowohl des Staates als auch der lokalen Behörden erhalten – immerhin handelt es sich um eine Investition von 9,4 Milliarden Dollar -, so dass es an den Anwohnern liegt, auf eigene Faust zu kämpfen, um ihr Gemeinwesen zu retten.
The weapons package would follow a pattern of the Trump administration strengthening ties with Taiwan. In August, US Secretary of Health Alex Azar visited the island, making him the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan since 1979.
Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach is expected to travel to Taiwan for a memorial service honoring former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui this Saturday.
There is not much public support for coming to Taiwan’s defense. According to a survey conducted by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs last year, just 35% of Americans favor U.S. military action to respond to an attack on Taiwan. 59% oppose doing this. The U.S. cannot make such an important commitment to go to war to defend another country when there is so little public support for doing so.
“The inauguration of this F-16 maintenance centre today will help strengthen our air force combat capabilities, and is also an important milestone in developing our national defense industries, spurring the internationalisation of Taiwan’s aerospace industries,” said Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen at a ceremony to mark the centre’s opening.
The State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia, David Stilwell, told a virtual forum hosted by the Conservative Heritage Foundation the latest U.S. moves were not a policy shift, but part of a set of “significant adjustments” within Washington’s longstanding “one-China” policy.
Taiwan and the U.S. on Wednesday issued a joint declaration on 5G security, strengthening their cooperation under Washington’s „Clean Network“ initiative to block major Chinese tech companies including Huawei.
A U.S. Department of Defense announcement on Thursday said Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $62 billion, 10-year contract for the production of F-16s for Foreign Military Sale (FMS), and the initial delivery order is for 90 aircraft.
The area covered by the missile firings was also relatively large, stretching from the Jiupeng military base in Pingtung County in the far south of Taiwan, east past Green Island and to Orchid Island, and then all the way north past Hualien County to Yilan County in the northeast.
The sale, which the Pentagon announced Friday, was first floated a year ago and will be completed by late 2026. Ninety jets will potentially be sold as part of Friday’s announcement.
Navy Lieutenant Commander Yang (楊) was found hanging by the neck in his room at the Kaohsiung Zuoying naval base early Sunday, hours after one of the soldiers injured in the drill died in hospital, according to a Navy press release, which did not give Yang’s full name.
We should listen to somebody who grew up in a society where there were no civil rights, Angela Merkel, talk about how the current situation justifies restricting our movements. And matters will not stop there: people might have been shocked when they saw China use apps and geolocation to control the movements of its population during the spread of the infection, but we now see Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan following suit: their success is being used to justify population control measures that would be completely unacceptable under normal circumstances.
During the previous week, Facebook found and shut down accounts managed by Chinese netizens which were obviously trying to spread unease and panic in Taiwan in connection with the virus epidemic, according to CNA. Some of the accounts even presented forged government documents in order to try and blame Taiwan’s authorities for any consequences of the fake reports.
In Deutschland werden seit geraumer Zeit Forderungen laut, es der U.S. Navy gleichzutun. Dabei wird darauf verwiesen, dass auch Frankreich Kriegsschiffe durch die Taiwan-Straße schickt. In französischen Militärkreisen heißt es, dies geschehe gewöhnlich einmal pro Jahr. Im Juni 2019 hieß es unter Berufung auf hochrangige Beamte in Berlin, im Verteidigungsministerium werde diskutiert, künftig auch deutsche Kriegsschiffe nach Ostasien zu entsenden:
The United States congratulates Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election in Taiwan’s presidential election.
“The United States thanks President Tsai for her leadership in developing a strong partnership with the United States and applauds her commitment to maintaining cross-Strait stability in the face of unrelenting pressure,” Pompeo said.
Auf dem Flug zu einem Truppenbesuch im Osten Taiwans sind Generalstabschef Shen Yi-ming und sieben weitere Armeeangehörige getötet worden.
Taiwan’s top military chief was killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday (Jan 2), the defence ministry said, just days before the island goes to polls to elect a new president.
The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, was among eight senior officers – including three major generals – who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei.
While apparently routine, the move drew attention for its timing, slightly more than two weeks ahead of Taiwan’s Jan. 11 elections.
China will help build several major infrastructure projects in El Salvador including a stadium and water treatment plant, the two countries said on Tuesday, signaling China’s growing role in the region after El Salvador cut ties with Taiwan.
Ebenfalls Anfang der 1990er Jahre wurde bekannt, dass der BND weiterhin mit Taiwans Geheimdienst NSB kooperierte, obwohl die Bundesrepublik im Jahr 1972 die Volksrepublik China anerkannt hatte. Laut Berichten des ZDF aus dem Jahr 1993 arbeiteten damals BND-Mitarbeiter bereits seit über einem Jahrzehnt in der NSB-Abhörzentrale im Süden von Taipeh.
„Die Einleitung einer [deutschen, d. Red.] Marineoperation vor der Küste Taiwans“ wäre, fände sie statt, „ein geradezu bahnbrechender, bisher ungesehener Akt des Heldenmuts“, hieß es in der „Springer“-Tageszeitung „Die Welt“. Auch wenn eine Mehrheit in Berlin für die Maßnahme noch nicht in Sicht ist: Die Debatte darüber hat begonnen.
Transatlantische Kreise in Berlin ziehen mittlerweile offenbar auch die Durchfahrt eines deutschen Kriegsschiffs durch die Straße von Taiwan in Betracht. Im Juni berichtete ein US-Journalist unter Berufung auf mehrere – namentlich nicht genannte – hochrangige Beamte in Berlin, es werde im Verteidigungsministerium darüber diskutiert, sich den Marineoperationen der Vereinigten Staaten und Frankreichs anzuschließen und auch ein Schiff der deutschen Flotte an die südchinesische Küste zu entsenden.
Yes. I didn’t neglect to include that third one. That is the real issue with this business plan. Deception. Because so much relies on building a large team in order to earn the top figures that so many dream of, prospecting can be as much about the art of deception as it is the art of persuasion. Now, one might believe that a deceived recruit is not as effective as a persuaded recruit. However, when there are dynamics that operate within the team that echo those found in Scientology, the Branch Davidians, and modern-day and early communism, this distinction becomes difficult to differentiate.
Three earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan on early Sunday morning (August 11), with the biggest one reaching a magnitude of 5, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenters of all three earthquakes were recorded in Hualien County. T
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of the temblor was 36.5 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 22.5 kilometers, based on CWB data.
The U.S. and China are already embroiled in a tense trade war as Taiwan and other Pacific allies grow concerned about China’s growing military threat.
Earlier this month, the U.S. tentatively approved the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan – a proposal that had prompted China to threaten sanctions against the U.S.
Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. China’s firm opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan is clear and consistent, Wu said.
The erroneous actions of the U.S. side seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, interfere in China’s internal affairs, harm China’s sovereignty and security interests, seriously endanger the development of bilateral and military-to-military relations, and seriously harm peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, he said.
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal.
U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the destroyers Mustin and Benfold carried out the passage.
Fighter jets, helicopters and thousands of troops in Taiwan fought back a simulated Chinese invasion Thursday (Jun 7) as the self-ruled island faces increasing military and diplomatic pressure from Beijing.
The F-16 was one of 150 bought from the United States to defend the strait.
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released January 6, 2017
Wie der Sprecher des Büros für Taiwan-Angelegenheiten beim chinesischen Staatsrat, Ma Xiaoguang, am Freitag in Beijing weiter erklärte, sei China zuversichtlich und imstande, alle Versuche und Aktivitäten von Separatisten in Taiwan zu vereiteln sowie die Souveränität und territoriale Integrität der Volksrepublik zu verteidigen.