China says it will respond to US admiral visit to Taiwan

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

23 Nov 2020 04:35PM(Updated: 23 Nov 2020 05:38PM) CNA

BEIJING: China will respond to the reported visit of a US Navy admiral to Taiwan and firmly opposes any military relations between Taipei and Washington, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Nov 23).

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US Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan, sources say

FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and U.S. are placed for a meeting between U.S. House Foreign Affairs Co
FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and US are placed for a meeting In Taipei, Taiwan on Mar 27, 2018. (File photo: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

23 Nov 2020 08:56AM(Updated: 23 Nov 2020 09:52AM) CNA

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TAIPEI: A two-star Navy admiral overseeing US military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday (Nov 22), in a high-level trip that could vex China.

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US, Taiwan step up economic cooperation in new dialogue

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In this file photo released by Taiwan’s Military News Agency, Taiwan war planes are parked on a highway during an exercise to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its airfields in Changhua in southern Taiwan. Taiwan said Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, that recent proposed of U.S. sales of missiles and other arms systems will boost the island’s ability to credibly defend itself, amid rising threats from China. (Military News Agency via AP, File)

21 Nov 2020 02:09PM CNA

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TAIPEI:  The US and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing Trump administration to increase official exchanges with the self-ruled island.

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China threatens retaliation after new US arms sales to Taiwan

Two US-made Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets take-of from the Hualien air force base in Taiwan on January
File photo of two US-made Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

22 Oct 2020 05:44PM

BEIJING: China threatened on Thursday (Oct 22) to retaliate against the latest US arms sale to Taiwan, as the island welcomed the weapons package but said it was not looking to get into an arms race with Beijing.

The Trump administration has ramped up support for Taiwan through arms sales and visits by senior US officials, adding to tensions between Beijing and Washington, already heightened by disagreements over the South China Sea, Hong Kong, human rights and trade.

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Would the U.S. protect Taiwan from China? Taiwan’s new envoy hopes for ‘clarity.’

By Adam TaylorOctober 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT Washington Post

The U.S.-Taiwan security relationship has been purposely ambiguous for four decades. But amid increasing Chinese threats of invasion, America’s commitment to Taiwan needs to be clearer, the island’s de facto ambassador to the United States said this week.

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China holds military drill as US envoy visits Taiwan

 

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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”