Biden says US forces would defend Taiwan from Chinese invasion | Conflict News

US president’s remarks latest sign of a shift away from policy of strategic ambiguity toward self-ruled island. United States President Joe Biden has said US forces would defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, the strongest indication yet of a shift away from Washington’s decades-long policy of strategic ambiguity toward the island democracy. Asked in a … Read more

Taiwan Military Shows off Its Mettle With Latest Combat Drills

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – Tanks pounded targets and fighter jets roared overhead on Wednesday as Taiwan’s military carried out its latest combat drills after weeks of sabre-rattling by giant neighbor China. China, which claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, has been holding exercises around the island since a visit to Taipei last month … Read more

Taiwan to Resume Visa Free Entry for Some Countries in Latest Reopening Step

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will resume visa free entry for visitors from countries including the United States and Canada from next week, the government said on Monday, as it continues to ease controls put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. Taiwan had kept its entry and quarantine rules in place as large parts … Read more

Indiana Governor Latest US Official to Visit Taiwan Amid China Tensions 

TAIPEI— The governor of Indiana arrived in Taipei on Sunday, becoming the latest US official to visit Taiwan and defying pressure from China for such trips not to happen. China, which claims democratically-governed Taiwan as its own territory despite the Taipei government’s strong objections, has been carrying out war games and drills near Taiwan since … Read more

China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met with members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island Beijing claims as its own . Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but … Read more

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its control. The five-member delegation, led by … Read more

Taiwan says China military drills appear to simulate attack

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei that infuriated Beijing. Taiwan’s armed forces issued an alert, dispatched air and naval … Read more

China sanctions Pelosi, sends 100 warplanes to Taiwan drills

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday that more than 100 warplanes and 10 warships have taken part in live-fire military drills surrounding Taiwan over the past two days, while announcing sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her visit to the self-governing island earlier this week. The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that … Read more

Angry China Fires Missiles Around Taiwan In Largest-Ever Military Drills

Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan yesterday after a trip that challenged a series of stark threats from China. Beijing: China fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships on Thursday as it held its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan, a show of force sparked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. Pelosi … Read more

China begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

The Chinese military began live ammunition drills near Taiwan on Thursday in a days-long apparent show of force after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island. Latest: Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said it activated its defense systems after China’s military launched multiple ballistic missiles into Taipei’s northeast and southwest waters. “We condemn such … Read more