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Taiwanese warship accidentally fires missile towards China


A Taiwanese warship has mistakenly launched a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile towards China, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate. The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III missile flew about 45 miles before plunging into waters off Penghu, a Taiwanese-administered island group in the Taiwan Strait. The Taiwanese navy … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, April 27, 2015


Nepal needed immediate help after an earthquake, but Nepal turned away Taiwan’s aid from fear of Beijing; India, China, and Pakistan were invited to the party. Russia agrees to sell missiles to China, setting off alarms, some too loud, others not loud enough. Eyes are turning to Taiwan. Some claim that the West would not … Continue reading

Top China official met by protests in Taiwan, called “communist bandit”


China’s top official in charge of relations with self-ruled Taiwan said on Friday that he understood and respected the choices of its people, as he was met by noisy protests in the traditionally anti-China far south of the island. Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, is making the first trip by the head … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, June 30


A Chinese “big wig” visited Taiwan this week, sent from the TAO (Taiwan Affairs Office). The visit met strong opposition. Police were accused of warrantless searches of the protestors. More professors, scholars, political delegates with experience, and former Sunflower leaders are speaking out about too many things in too many locations to list them all. … Continue reading

Taipei’s strong message to Beijing: China has no place in making decisions affecting Taiwan


A strong statement by the government rebutting China’s position on Taiwan’s future represents an effort to shore up public support for President Ma Ying-jeou‘s China policy, an expert on cross-Taiwan Strait relations said Saturday. The administration’s strong assertion that Taiwan’s future should be decided by its 23 million residents also reflects a bottleneck in the … Continue reading

Taiwanese official snubs China; says aloud formal title of Taiwan during mainland visit


A senior Taiwanese envoy raised eyebrows on the mainland on Tuesday when he used the island’s official name during a landmark ceremonial visit to Sun Yat-sen’s resting place. Wang Yu-chi, the head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, used the phrase Republic of China at the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, where Beijing and Taipei government … Continue reading

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