Archiv: Taipeh / Taiwan

07.05.2022 - 10:18 [ ]

Taiwan reports 18 ADIZ intrusions by Chinese military aircraft

A total of 18 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Friday (May 6), according to the Ministry of National Defense.

The planes included six J-11 fighter jets, six J-16 fighter jets, two Xi’an H-6 bombers, two KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft, one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane, and one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft, CNA reported

24.02.2022 - 20:46 [ ]

China opposes any act of inciting war: FM spokesperson

In response to the U.S. State Department spokesperson’s remarks on Ukraine, Hua said the United States is not qualified to tell China what to do on the issue of respecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

„Even today, we are still facing the real threat from the United States and its so-called allies wantonly interfering in China’s internal affairs and undermining China’s sovereignty and security on Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan issues,“ she said.

23.02.2022 - 07:34 [ ]

China takes rare earth aim at Raytheon and Lockheed

Early this month, Washington approved a deal for the two firms to provide maintenance services to Taiwan’s missile defense systems worth US$100 million. The latest round of Chinese sanctions marks its third salvo, with previous punitive measures imposed in 2019 and 2020.

State media said without Chinese rare earth minerals, the two US firms’ production would be seriously disrupted.

24.01.2022 - 03:06 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

Taiwan – Taipei [Jan 22, 2022] World Wide Rally for #Freedom No vax mandates & passports!

#wewillALLbethere #WorldwideDemonstration #NoVaccinePassports #NoGreenPass #NoAlPaseSanitario #PassaporteSanitárioNÃO #GeenQR #NonAuPassVaccinal #Valletta #Malta

20.11.2021 - 19:46 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

Taiwan – Taipei [Nov 20, 2021] World Wide Demonstration for FREEDOM

22.10.2021 - 16:10 [ ]

Some Democrats Want to Give Biden War Powers to Fight China Over Taiwan

There is an ongoing debate between centrist Democrats and progressives in Washington over giving President Biden war powers to go to war with China in the case that Beijing invades Taiwan, Foreign Policy reported on Wednesday.

The centrists are in favor of expanding Biden’s authorities even though any military action against China risks nuclear war, while the progressives favor the current policy.

One Democrat in the House, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), the House Foreign Affairs Committee vice-chair, made the case to give Biden the war powers in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

02.10.2021 - 15:53 [ ]

America faces supply-chain disruption and shortages. Here’s why


There are more problems that strike at the heart of our economy. The most obvious is semiconductors. Production of high-end chips has gone offshore to east Asia because of deliberate policy to disinvest in the hard process of making things. In addition, the firm that now controls the industry, Taiwan Semiconductor, holds a near monopoly position with a substantial technological lead and a track record in the 1990s and early 2000s of dumping chips at below cost.

03.08.2021 - 21:06 [ France24 ]

Singapore PM warns US against hard line toward China

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday warned the United States against aggressively challenging China, saying Washington’s increasingly hard-line views could be „very dangerous.“

He said the United States had moved from an approach of healthy competition with China to the view that America „must win, one way or another.“

27.07.2021 - 17:10 [ Dave DeCamp / ]

Top US and Chinese Diplomats Hold ‘Frank and Open Discussion’

The meeting came amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing and marked the first high-level meeting since Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Alaska in March. Sherman met with Wang and Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng.

27.07.2021 - 16:56 [ Dave DeCamp / ]

Top-Diplomaten aus den USA und China führen „offene und freimütige Diskussion“

Die stellvertretende Außenministerin Wendy Sherman traf sich am Montag in der chinesischen Stadt Tianjin mit Chinas Top-Diplomaten und führte eine „offene und freimütige Diskussion“, wie das Außenministerium es nannte.

Das Treffen fand inmitten verschärfter Spannungen zwischen Washington und Peking statt und war das erste hochrangige Treffen seit dem Treffen von Außenminister Antony Blinken mit dem chinesischen Außenminister Wang Yi im März in Alaska. Sherman traf sich mit Wang und dem stellvertretenden Außenminister Xie Feng.

09.04.2021 - 09:58 [ Dave deCamp / ]

US-Kriegsschiff passiert die Straße von Taiwan, während die Spannungen zunehmen

Die USA warnten China wegen eines Streits mit den Philippinen im Südchinesischen Meer und wegen der jüngsten Flüge in den von Taiwan beanspruchten Luftraum

28.03.2021 - 14:19 [ ]

Palau president visits Taiwan to open travel bubble

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.

20.02.2021 - 17:45 [ CNN ]

Chinese fighters buzz Taiwan’s air defense zone as it appoints new defense minister

National Security Bureau Director-General Chiu Kuo-cheng, who graduated from the US Army War College in 1999, would replace Yen De-fa as defense minister, Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang told reporters.
26.11.2020 - 02:41 [ ]

Japan und China einigen sich auf eine Koordinierung im Ostchinesischen Meer

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.

23.11.2020 - 23:55 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Navy rear admiral visits Taiwan, report says, as yet another US warship passes through strait

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.

22.10.2020 - 00:15 [ The Hill ]

Trump administration advances $1.8B arms sales to Taiwan

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.

18.09.2020 - 17:00 [ ]

Leben in der Krebsallee

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.

17.09.2020 - 15:41 [ ]

US Is Planning Huge Arms Sale to Taiwan

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.

03.09.2020 - 18:39 [ ]

„Strategic Clarity“ on Taiwan Is Clearly Mad

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.

01.09.2020 - 00:49 [ Flight Global ]

Taiwan F-16 MRO centre to boost fleet availability

“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.

01.09.2020 - 00:41 [ Reuters ]

U.S. announces Taiwan initiative, declassifies documents, citing China pressure

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.

17.08.2020 - 09:07 [ Defence Blog ]

China infuriated after the U.S. formalizes sale of new F-16s to Taiwan

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.

15.08.2020 - 02:38 [ Taiwan News ]

Taiwan conducts 4 days of live-fire missile tests off east coast

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.

15.08.2020 - 02:33 [ The Hill ]

Taiwan signs deal to get F-16 jets amid US-China tensions

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.

05.07.2020 - 23:19 [ Taiwan News ]

Supervisor of fatal military drill commits suicide: Taiwan Navy

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.

24.03.2020 - 09:44 [ Forbes ]

Coronavirus, Surveillance And The Redefinition Of The Social Contract

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.

14.03.2020 - 16:04 [ TaiwanNews,com ]

Facebook shuts down 60 Chinese accounts for fake coronavirus news in Taiwan

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.

14.01.2020 - 16:26 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Die nächste Frontlinie

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:

02.01.2020 - 18:15 [ The Straits Times ]

Taiwan’s top military chief killed in chopper crash

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.

29.08.2019 - 12:52 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Angriff auf die Ein-China-Politik (II)

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.

29.08.2019 - 12:46 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Angriff auf die Ein-China-Politik (I)

„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.

27.08.2019 - 15:43 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Angriff auf die Ein-China-Politik (I)

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.

23.08.2019 - 19:23 [ Taiwan News ]

Have Three Million People in Taiwan Joined a Business Cult?

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.

11.08.2019 - 09:02 [ ]

6.0 earthquake strikes Taiwan’s Yilan, whole country feels shock waves

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.

25.07.2019 - 13:48 [ Fox News ]

US warship crosses through Taiwan Strait after China says US using ‚power politics‘

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.

12.07.2019 - 09:25 [ Xinhua ]

Chinese military voices strong opposition to planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

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.

09.07.2019 - 01:21 [ Reuters ]

U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

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.

13.04.2018 - 15:45 [ Radio China ]

China kündigt Militärmanöver in Gewässern der Taiwan-Straße an

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.