Days after the Solomon Islands switched diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing, the island nation of Kiribati has severed ties with Taiwan–a move that China’s foreign ministry “highly commends.”...
Taiwan U.S. relations
by Cindy | Mar 2, 2018
On Wednesday, anti-China Taiwanese protesters defaced the tomb of former Nationalist ruler Chiang...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 6, 2016
When President-elect Trump spoke by phone to Tsai Ing-wen, referring to her as “the president of...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 15, 2011
A New York Times op-ed suggested late last week how Barack Obama might secure America’s economic future and his own re-election: “enter into closed-door negotiations with Chinese leaders to write off the $1.14...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 21, 2011
After the Obama administration announced a plan to help Taiwan upgrade its F-16 fighter jets, Beijing was quick to respond. From the Washington Post: A statement Thursday on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website, and an article...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 25, 2010
A senior Chinese official has warned of greater consequences if the U.S. continues to sell arms to Taiwan, the New York Times reports: The official, Huang Xueping, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, warned the...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 13, 2010
In the Guardian, Tania Branigan gives a primer on the key issues causing tension in relationships with Western countries, including Taiwan, Tibet, Iran, currency, human rights, and Internet censorship. For example: Tension 1 The...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 3, 2010
For the Council on Foreign Relations blog, Elizabeth Economy writes that the recent uproar over tensions between the U.S. and China over Tibet, Taiwan, and a host of other issues, is overblown: There is nothing new here. We are...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 1, 2010
The White House responded to the angry reaction from Beijing over the planned arms sale to Taiwan. Reuters reports: The official China Daily said U.S. weapons sales to the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own,...
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