US VP Harris condemns ‘disturbing’ Chinese actions

US VP Harris condemns ‘disturbing’ Chinese actions

YOKOSUKA, Japan, Sept 28 (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris condemned on Wednesday “disturbing” actions by China in the Pacific while pledging to deepen “unofficial ties” with Taiwan, days after the US administration pledged its forces would defend the island . Harris made her remarks on the deck on the USS Howard destroyer during … Read more

US, Canadian warships sail through Taiwan Strait, second in a year

US, Canadian warships sail through Taiwan Strait, second in a year

The USS Higgins is docked in the northern Israeli city of Haifa September 6, 2009. The destroyer is one of 18 American ships deployed globally with Aegis interceptor systems capable of blowing up ballistic missiles above the atmosphere. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – A … Read more

Putin and Xi to discuss Ukraine and Taiwan, Kremlin says

Putin and Xi to discuss Ukraine and Taiwan, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia June 28, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine … Read more

US angers China with potential $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

US angers China with potential .1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The US State Department has approved a potential $1.1 billion sale of military equipment to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, with China threatening to take counter measures. The Pentagon announced the package on Friday in the wake … Read more

Taiwan shoots at Chinese drone after president warns of ‘strong countermeasures’

Taiwan shoots at Chinese drone after president warns of ‘strong countermeasures’

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PENGHU, Taiwan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Taiwan fired warning shots at a Chinese drone which buzzed an offshore islet on Tuesday shortly after President Tsai Ing-wen said she had ordered Taiwan’s military to take “strong countermeasures” against what she termed Chinese provocations . It was the … Read more

Biden plans to ask Congress to approve $1.1 bln arms sale to Taiwan- Politico

Biden plans to ask Congress to approve .1 bln arms sale to Taiwan- Politico

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to ask the US Congress to approve an estimated $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, Politico reported on Monday, citing sources , amid heightened tensions with China. China carried out its largest war games around the democratically governed … Read more

Stocks weak, dollar hot as rate fever strikes bonds

Stocks weak, dollar hot as rate fever strikes bonds

A man wearing a face mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands on an overpass with an electronic board showing Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes, at the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Aly song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 S&P 500 futures skid 0.9%, Nikkei … Read more

China warns of ‘forceful measures’ if Canada interferes in Taiwan

China warns of ‘forceful measures’ if Canada interferes in Taiwan

Printed Chinese and Canada flags are seen in this illustration, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Aug 24 (Reuters) – China warned it will take “forceful measures” if Canada interferes in Taiwan, a week after it emerged that a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians was planning to … Read more

Canadian lawmakers plan Taiwan trip amid rising China tensions

Canadian lawmakers plan Taiwan trip amid rising China tensions

A Canadian flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Aug 17 (Reuters) – A delegation of Canadian lawmakers plans to visit Taiwan in October to seek economic opportunities in the Asia Pacific … Read more

Taiwan’s air force flexes muscles in front of Chinese war games

Taiwan’s air force flexes muscles in front of Chinese war games

HUALIEN, Taiwan, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Taiwanese F-16 fighters roared into the night sky on Wednesday in a show of force in front of the media, demonstrating the military’s determination to defend the democratically governed island in the face of days of Chinese war games. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been carrying … Read more