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Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

TAIPEI (AP) — Taiwan's defense minister said Thursday that Taiwan must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries...

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant...

Analysis | Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the...

China: Military drills, flights were needed to defend Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's recent increase in military exercises and warplane missions near Taiwan — which have raised concerns around the region — were...

Taiwan rejects China’s ‘path’ amid show of military force

TAIPEI (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions...

Taiwan wants ‘status quo’, not China’s path, president says

TAIPEI (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday called for the maintenance of the political status quo in a forthright speech which acknowledged rising pressure...

China’s Xi calls for ‘peaceful’ reunification with Taiwan

TAIPEI (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite...

Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

TAIPEI (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military...

President Tsai Ing-wen talks tough ahead of National Day

TAIPEI (The China Post) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) warned on Tuesday that Taiwan will do whatever it takes to defend itself if its...

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday ahead of the planned Double Tenth celebrations marking...