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Typhoon Maria barrels into China after pounding Taiwan

by Associated Press July 11 at 1:47 AM TAIPEI, Taiwan – Medium strength Typhoon Maria has injured two people in Taiwan and prompted more than 3,000 to be taken to shelters before making landfall in China. The government's disaster response center says the two were hit by falling limbs in the capital of Taipei on Tuesday. The center says a …

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China calls on the US to avoid action that threatens peace in the Taiwan Strait

PEKING (Reuters) – China has on Monday urged the US to avoid measures that jeopardize peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait after two US warships have sailed through the waters US officials said that two destroyers have performed the passage over the weekend and described the maneuver as a "routine transit" through international waters. It was the US Navy's …

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US destroyers sailed through the Taiwan Strait

The warships, the USS Mustin and the USS Benfold, headed north, the official said and are the first American warships to pass the strait since July 2017 when the USS John S. McCain made the transit. The news reported by several news agencies stems from a growing burden of trade between the Trump government and China over trade, North Korea …

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We meet Chinese demand for Taiwan

Australia's largest airline says that after printing from China, it changed the appearance of Taiwan on its website. China's aviation regulatory authority has recently requested Qantas [19455912] ( QABSY ) and dozens of other international airlines change their websites to designate Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as Chinese territories. Demand has provoked criticism from the governments of the United States, …

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China Angle for Swaziland to pull Taiwan off major African summit

PEKING (Reuters) – China hopes that Taiwan's sole surviving African ally, Swaziland, will tear down the ties with Taipei before China hosts a summit meeting of African leaders this year, the State Department said Friday, holding up pressure on Taiwan. FILE PHOTO: Hua Chunying, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, speaking at a regular press conference in Beijing, China, January …

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Taiwan to loan ally Haiti $ 150 million amid China onslaught

by Associated Press June 1 at 1:01 AM TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan plans to lend ally Haiti $ 150 million for infrastructure development in a bid to shore up relations amid a renewed diplomatic onslaught by rival China that has stripped it of two foreign allies in the past month. Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrew Lee said Thursday the aid was …

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Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

by Associated Press May 26 at 6:49 AM BEIJING – The West African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies. Burkina Faso's decision was the latest blow to Taiwan, a self-governing democracy that Beijing claims as its own territory and has sought …

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Haiti in diplomatic tug of war with China and Taiwan

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio was one of the most vocal critics of China's expanding influence. " We actively approach the embassies of countries like Haiti and urge them not to make the same mistake as the Dominicans and stress that this would be a setback for relations between the US and Haiti," said Rubio, Chairman of the Western Hemisphere …

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