China holds military drill as US envoy visits Taiwan

 

  • 18 September 2020
 
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China says it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait to “protect its sovereignty” as a top US official visits Taiwan.

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Trump administration readies major arms sale to Taiwan

By Ryan Browne and Jennifer Hansler, CNN

Updated 2237 GMT (0637 HKT) September 17, 2020

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Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is expected to soon approve another major weapons sale including drones to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. The move comes as the US and Taiwan are strengthening ties and amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing.The US is preparing to sell seven packages of weapons systems to Taiwan, a congressional aide told CNN, saying it was unclear when the Congress would be formally notified about the sales, as is required by law.A US official said that the administration will soon formally approve a large sale of MQ-9B Reaper drones. The value of the drones and associated equipment and program support is estimated to be about $600 million.

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China Threatens U.S. Over Taiwan Visit: ‘Stones May Become Torpedoes’

The trip by Undersecretary of State Keith Krach reportedly to discuss new weapons sales comes amid heightened tensions between Taiwan and the much larger military on the mainland.

By Paul D. Shinkman, Senior Writer, National SecuritySept. 17, 2020, at 10:27 a.m.

U.S. News & World Report

China Threatens U.S. Over Taiwan Visit

U.S. Undersecretary of State Keith Krach exits a plane upon arrival at the air force base airport in Taipei. Taiwan on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Krach is in Taiwan on Thursday for the second visit by a high-level American official in two months, prompting a stern warning and threat of possible retaliation from China. (Pool Photo via AP Photo)

Undersecretary of State Keith Krach exits a plane upon arrival at the air force base airport on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan.(CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY POOL/AP)

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US pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China: Report

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US military forces fire a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) rocket during the annual Philippines-US live fire amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) at Crow Valley in Capas, Tarlac province, north of Manila, Philippines Oct 10, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)

17 Sep 2020 01:27AM CNA

WASHINGTON: The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on China.

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Đài Loan: Thương hải tang điền

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  • 04.06.2020, 06:31

TTCT – Tình hình Đài Loan đã nóng lên trong những ngày qua từ sau lễ nhậm chức của người đứng đầu chính quyền hòn đảo, bà Thái Anh Văn. Nhưng cần hiểu lịch sử lâu dài của vùng đất phức tạp này mới thấy hết tầm quan trọng của những diễn tiến gần đây.

Ngày 27-2-1947, công an tại Đài Bắc đến nhà bắt giữ và đánh đập một phụ nữ bán thuốc lá lậu. Quần chúng bất mãn bèn phản đối, công an nổ súng và bắn chết một người.

Đài Loan: Thương hải tang điền
Một tác phẩm nghệ thuật mô tả sự biến 228.

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Potential implications for Taiwan of new assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs

Trump administration confirms Taiwan arms-sale plan

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State Department confirms plan for the sale which will be the first since the $1.83bn sale under Obama in December 2015.

The US is legally obligated to sell weapons to Taiwan for its self-defence [Reuters]

The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42bn in arms, the first such sale under the administration of President Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea.

The sale, which requires congressional approval, would be the first to Taiwan under Trump and the first since a $1.83bn sale that former President Barack Obama announced in December 2015, to China’s dismay. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump administration confirms Taiwan arms-sale plan”

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

 Japan Times

AFP-JIJI Mar 20, 2017

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island.

“China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing. Tiếp tục đọc “China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan”

China urges US not to allow Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration

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Top Trump adviser Bolton backs U.S. forces in Taiwan, says move could lessen Okinawa burden

Japan Times

by Staff Writer

Jan 18, 2017

Amid increasingly tense Sino-U.S. ties, John Bolton, a former American ambassador to the U.N. and a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has called for a closer U.S. military relationship with Taiwan to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing.

In a commentary published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal likely to stoke anger in China, Bolton said Washington “could enhance its East Asia military posture by increasing U.S. military sales to Taiwan and by again stationing military personnel and assets there.”

In the commentary, Bolton also noted that the stationing of U.S. military personnel in Taiwan could help alleviate other problems in East Asia, including in Okinawa Prefecture, which hosts the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan. Tiếp tục đọc “Top Trump adviser Bolton backs U.S. forces in Taiwan, says move could lessen Okinawa burden”

Bắc Kinh làm gì nếu ông Trump quyết bác ‘Một Trung Quốc’?

13/12/2016 15:45 GMT+7

TTO – Sau khi Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump nêu quan điểm sẽ phải xem xét lại chính sách “Một Trung Quốc”, tờ Thời báo Hoàn Cầu của Trung Quốc chê bai ông Trump “ngây ngô như đứa trẻ trong vấn đề ngoại giao”.

Bắc Kinh làm gì nếu ông Trump quyết bác 'Một Trung Quốc'?
Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump trả lời phỏng vấn trong chương trình Fox News Sunday tại tòa nhà Trump Tower ở New York ngày 10-12 – Ảnh: AP

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Ông Trump có bài gì trong tay để đấu với Trung Quốc?

16/01/2017 08:58 GMT+7

TTO – Một khi chính thức nhậm chức, Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump có thể khiến Bắc Kinh đau đầu hơn họ tưởng.

Ông Trump có bài gì trong tay để đấu với Trung Quốc?
Tổng thống Mỹ đắc cử Donald Trump – ảnh: Reuters

Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump đã tuyên bố ông có thể dùng chính sách “một Trung Quốc” để mặc cả với Bắc Kinh về thương mại và các vấn đề khác. Nhưng bên cạnh đó vẫn còn một số “quân bài” ông Trump có thể dùng sắp tới, theo phân tích của báo South China Morning Post: Tiếp tục đọc “Ông Trump có bài gì trong tay để đấu với Trung Quốc?”

Beijing says ‘one-China’ policy can’t be bargaining chip after Trump calls principle negotiable

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Staff Writer Jan 15, 2017

China has pushed back against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestions that the “one-China” policy on Taiwan is negotiable, with the Foreign Ministry in Beijing urging the incoming administration to “recognize the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Saturday called the one-China principle “nonnegotiable” and “the political foundation” of China-U.S. relations. Tiếp tục đọc “Beijing says ‘one-China’ policy can’t be bargaining chip after Trump calls principle negotiable”