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Do Taiwan War Games Spell Future Confrontation Over Taiwan?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defied White House signals that she not stop in Taiwan on her valedictory tour of Asian capitals, she ignited the worst diplomatic U.S.-China row in decades. And how did last week’s collision turn out for the United States? Writes The New York Times: Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan began with her “plane departing from Kuala Lumpur and heading southeast toward the Indonesian part of Borneo, then turning north to fly along the eastern part of the Philippines. A more direct — and shorter — route would…

Water Wars: Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Ignites U.S.-China Tensions

Shinzo Abe Leaves Behind Indo-Pacific Legacy Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated on July 8 in Nara, Japan, during a speech at a campaign event. The longest-serving prime minister of Japan, Abe left behind a legacy that includes the revitalization of Japan’s security role in the Asia-Pacific region and the creation of the “Indo-Pacific.” In the face of an increasingly powerful China and concerning developments in North Korea, Abe worked tirelessly to bolster Japan’s security role in the region. Abe notably converted Japan’s Defense Agency to a Defense…

Rain forecast for parts of southern, eastern Taiwan Tuesday

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) A cloud system from the south is expected to bring occasional showers or thunderstorms to eastern Taiwan and the Hengchun Peninsula in the south on Tuesday, while other areas will see mostly sunny skies, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The only other threat of rain will come in mountainous areas around the island, with thundershowers forecast in mountains in western and northeastern Taiwan and heavy rain expected in mountains in central and southern Taiwan, according to the CWB. Daytime highs of 34-35 degrees Celsius…

China versus Taiwan, the American response to the crisis

China is burning fuel after 82 year old Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the number three person in the U.S. government hierarchy, left Taiwan. Large-scale exercises that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) began around the island on August 4, just in time for the visit of the American guest, were supposed to end. Yesterday Beijing extended the duration of the manoeuvres by several days. Parts of the PLA continue to fire rockets and artillery shells at vast areas of water off the Taiwanese coast. The Chinese authorities said they…

China’s Taiwan drills a bid to control East, South China seas: Wu

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that China’s military activities around the island betray Beijing’s geostrategic ambitions to change the status quo in the area. “China seems to be targeting Taiwan now, but its activities around the world have shown that its motivation is far beyond Taiwan,” Joseph Wu told reporters in Taipei. “China is now determined to link the East and South China Seas to the Taiwan Strait so this entire area would become its internal water — and its intentions are not likely to stop there.” Source…

Developing tropical storm to bring rain to central, southern Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) A tropical depression in the South China Sea is expected to develop into a tropical storm in the next 24 hours and bring rain to central and southern Taiwan over the next two days, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday. The depression, which could be upgraded to Tropical Storm Mulan as early as Tuesday morning, is forecast to veer west in the direction of southern China, and will not directly affect Taiwan, CWB forecaster Chao Hung (趙竑) told CNA. However, moist conditions created by the…

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan causes an ongoing Chinese tantrum in the Taiwan Strait

The recent visit to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, lasted just 24 hours. But it vividly highlighted both China’s heavy-handed reaction, including continuing military drills around Taiwan days after her departure, and how the Taiwan Strait is a geopolitical fault-line between the China and the rest of the world. At its narrowest, the Taiwan Strait is a 130-kilometre-wide channel of water separating the People’s Republic of China from the island of Taiwan. But the divide between Taiwan and China is more than geographic.…

Biden says he’s ‘not worried’ about China’s increased aggression toward Taiwan following Pelosi visit

U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters while boarding Air Force One on travel to Eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by devastation from recent flooding, as he departs from Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, U.S., August 8, 2022.  Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Monday that he is “not worried” about China’s military exercises around Taiwan, adding that while he is “concerned that they’re moving as much as they are,” he does not think they’re going to continue to increase the…

Tension soars as China prolongs military drills around Taiwan

Beijing — China carried out fresh military drills around Taiwan Monday, Beijing said, defying calls to end its largest-ever exercises encircling the island in the wake of a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Beijing has raged at the trip by Pelosi — the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to visit Taiwan in decades. The visit, which Beijing warned against for weeks, prompted China to tear up a series of talks and cooperation agreements with Washington, most notably on climate change and defense. It has also deployed fighter jets, warships…