June 14, 2024

Taiwan earthquake injuries top 1,000; missing hotel workers found

The number of people injured in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in eastern Taiwan climbed past 1,000 on Thursday though the death toll remained steady at nine, with dozens workers on their way to a hotel in a national park mostly now found safe. The temblor, the strongest in 25 years, hit on Wednesday morning just as people […]

China Warns Ahead of Election It Will ‘Smash Any Taiwan Independence Plots’

Annabelle Chih/Getty Images The Chinese Defense Ministry on Friday sought to bully Taiwanese voters by warning it will “smash any Taiwan independence plots,” implicitly threatening the Taiwanese if they make the “wrong” choice by voting for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate William Lai Ching-te on Saturday. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Zhang Xiaogang said Taiwan’s purchase

Biden again calls Xi Jinping a ‘dictator’ as China vows to be ‘unstoppable’ in retaking Taiwan

President Biden repeated his reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “dictator” on Wednesday just hours after a spokeswoman for the Chinese government vowed her country would be “unstoppable” in eventually retaking Taiwan. Biden’s comments came at his press conference concluding the U.S.-China summit in San Francisco when a reporter asked if he would […]

Chinese Fighter Jets Cross Taiwan Strait for the Second Time in a Week

Ten Chinese fighter jets crossed the median line of the Taiwan strait — which serves as an official barrier between Chinese and Taiwanese forces — for the second time in less than a week. Taiwanese forces spotted “24 Chinese air force planes, including J-10, J-11, J-16 and Su-30 fighters, as well as H-6 bombers,” at

GOP 2024 Candidates Cautious About Committing US Troops To Taiwan

Republican presidential candidates are wary of committing to sending U.S. forces to Taiwan in the wake of a Chinese attack, telling the Daily Caller that they would not go as far as President Joe Biden’s promise to defend the island nation. Biden has repeatedly said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China moved against Taiwan

China Angered as Czech Parliament Speaker to Visit Taiwan

PRAGUE (AP) – The speaker of the Czech Parliament´s lower house is set to visit Taiwan to boost mutual ties, a step that has angered China. Marketa Pekarova Adamova said Monday she will be heading a large delegation on the March 25-30 trip that focuses on business, trade, research, education, culture and other relations. She

Chinese military aircraft, vessels detected around Taiwan after US conducts exercises in the South China Sea

Nearly two dozen Chinese military aircraft and ships were detected around Taiwan on Monday morning after the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps held joint exercises in the South China Sea over the weekend.  Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said that 18 People’s Liberation Army aircraft were detected, 11 of which crossed the median line of the Taiwan […]

CNN’s Burnett: ‘Xi Does Not Care What Biden Says’ on Taiwan

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” host Erin Burnett stated that it’s clear that China’s Xi Jinping “does not care what Biden says” on Taiwan. During an interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, Burnett said, “I mean, after the meeting, of course, as you know, Biden said that Xi understood the American position

China Claims Spokeswoman’s Twitter Rant a ‘Powerful Rejection’ of Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dumped a string of eight posts on Twitter on Sunday night, ostensibly refuting American criticism that China is “overreacting” to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Chinese state media on Monday hailed Hua’s Twitter thread as a “powerful rejection” of the U.S. position. Given that China responded to…

Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 188: Primary Results, Pelosi in Taiwan, RIP Vin Scully; Guest: Sen. Rand Paul on Wuhan Gain-of-Function, Monkeypox, Bidenflation

Host Alex Marlow breaks down the key results from Tuesday’s primary elections. Of course, we congratulate “Eric,” who inevitably won in Missouri. You’ll have to listen to find out which one! Alex also gives his analysis of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit and what it means for America, her legacy, her portfolio, and the…

Pelosi Begins Asia Trip as Questions Linger over Potential Visit to Taiwan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — a long-time critic of the Chinese Communist Party — began her trip to Asia on Sunday but did not confirm if she would visit Taiwan and become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit in 25 years. Beijing has threatened consequences if Pelosi flies to Taiwan, and the Biden administration…

U.S. Offers 750,000 Coronavirus Vaccine Doses to Taiwan After China Blocks Access

The United States government plans to donate 750,000 doses of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine to Taiwan, a delegation of U.S. senators visiting Taipei announced on Sunday. U.S. senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Christopher Coons (D-DE), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced the planned vaccine donation on June 6 shortly after arriving in Taipei for a brief visit…

China is an Existential Enemy of America and Taiwan

Map of China and Taiwan, surrounding nations, and the East China Sea and the South China Sea. On January 23, 2021, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said China sent eight bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons and four fighter jets into its air defense identification zone just southwest of the island. The next day China sent six […]

No American Lives Should Be Lost to Defend Taiwan

A hot war with China over the island would be a military, historic, and strategic disaster for the United States. With the U.S. presidential election in full swing over the summer and fall, Americans could be excused for hardly having noticed the rising tension across the Taiwan Strait on the other side of the planet.…

Media Praises Obama for Courting Commie Castro – Slams Trump for Talking to Freely Elected Taiwan Prez

Yahoo News reported that – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a transition team spokeswoman said, in a move likely to infuriate China and expected to complicate relations. The call, confirmed by Trump transition spokeswoman Hope Hicks, was the first such contact with Taiwan by a president-elect […]

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