Taiwan Seeks China’s Assistance in Tracing Culprit Behind Bomb Threats

In a surprising turn of events, Taiwan has reached out to China for assistance in identifying the individual responsible for a series of bomb threats targeting several lawmakers, as revealed by Interior Minister Lin Yu-chang on Saturday. Lawmakers from both opposition and ruling parties have been subjected to threatening messages, demanding varying sums of money […]

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Philippines Deploys 100 Naval Reservists to Bolster Defense Amidst Rising Tensions Near Taiwan

In response to heightened tensions and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Philippines has announced the deployment of more than 100 naval reservists to Batanes Province, located just south of Taiwan. The move, set to commence this weekend, comes as part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ directive to enhance military capabilities […]

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Taiwan Premier Announces Temporary Halt on Executions Until President-Elect Lai Ching-te Takes Office

Premier Chen Chien-jen declared on Friday that there are no plans to carry out executions in Taiwan until the inauguration of President-elect Lai Ching-te on May 20. The announcement comes amidst ongoing discussions about the constitutionality of death sentences for 37 individuals currently on death row. Premier Chen addressed lawmakers, highlighting that the majority of […]

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China Adopts Cautious Tone on Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions: Focus Shifts to Deterrence and Economic Integration

In the wake of a recent maritime clash near Taiwan-ruled Kinmen islands, China’s top leaders maintain a measured stance on Taiwan during the annual parliamentary meetings in Beijing. Premier Li Qiang and Communist Party of China’s (CPC) fourth-ranked official, Mr Wang Huning, delivered reports emphasizing Beijing’s opposition to separatist activities but refrained from escalating rhetoric. […]

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China Insists on Taiwan Coast Guard Personnel Going to Mainland for Questioning Amidst Maritime Incident

Amidst negotiations surrounding the tragic incident involving two Chinese fishermen in Taiwan’s territorial waters, Chinese negotiators are escalating demands, insisting that Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) personnel go to China for questioning. The incident occurred on February 14 when a Chinese speedboat entered the waters around Kinmen, leading to a pursuit by the CGA. The […]

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Taiwan’s leadership ‘extremely worried’ US could abandon Ukraine

Taiwanese senior officials repeatedly questioned members of a visiting U.S. congressional delegation on what stalled aid to Ukraine means for U.S. commitments to defend the island from potential Chinese aggression. The Senate last week passed the national security supplemental — which includes $1.9 billion in U.S. funding to restock arms bound for Taiwan — but […]

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