Austin: Allies, innovation key to US competition with China
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a competitive edge over China,.
Solomon Islands politician wants diplomatic ties with Taiwan
The head of the most populous province in the Solomon Islands says the country would likely switch diplomatic ties back to Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post following next week's no-confidence vote, after looting and violent protests shook the capital city last month.
Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone
Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone on Sunday, the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing's pressure on the self-ruled island. The Defense Ministry said Taiwan scrambled combat aircraft to “warn” the Chinese planes to leave. Sunday’s incursion included 18 fighter jets and five H-6 bombers, as well as a Y-20 aerial refueling aircraft, according to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?
The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister's resignation. Australian police, troops and diplomats are helping local police restore peace and order while trying to keep out of the domestic political dispute. The Solomon Islands are famous as a battleground of World War II, the pivotal Battle of Guadalcanal named after the country’ largest island where the restive capital Honiara is located.news.yahoo.com
Taiwan acknowledges room to improve in COVID-19 response
The task force in charge of Taiwan’s COVID-19 response has acknowledged that the island could have done better in fighting the disease, after 12 families who lost relatives to the pandemic filed a claim seeking financial compensation from the governmentwashingtonpost.com
Taiwan acknowledges room to improve in COVID-19 response
The task force in charge of Taiwan’s COVID-19 response has acknowledged that the island could have done better in fighting the disease, after 12 families who lost relatives to the pandemic filed a claim seeking financial compensation from the government.
Taiwan deploys advanced F-16V fighter jets amid China threat
Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its air force, as the self-ruled island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing threats from China, which claims it as part of its territory. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen commissioned into service 64 upgraded F-16V fighter jets at an air force base in Chiayi on Thursday. The aircraft represent part of Taiwan's total 141 F-16 A/B jets, an older model from the 1990s that will be completely retrofitted by the end of 2023.news.yahoo.com
Honduran president arrives in Taiwan in surprise state visit
Outgoing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández started a three-day surprise visit to Taiwan on Friday as the self-ruled island, which is also claimed by China, worries that the next president of the Central American nation may break off relations and switch to diplomatic ties with Beijing. Hernández and his wife will meet President Tsai Ing-wen as part of a celebration of 80 years of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Honduras.news.yahoo.com
Satellite images show China built mock-ups of US warships
Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and destroyer in its northwestern desert, possibly as practice for a future naval clash as tensions rise between the nations. China has upgraded its military massively in recent years, and its capability and intentions are increasingly concerning to the United States as tensions rise over the South China Sea, Taiwan and military supremacy in the Indo-Pacific.news.yahoo.com
Nicaragua's Ortega thanks Russia for support, lashes out at US
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega thanks his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his government's security assistance in "defending the sovereignty" of the country and lashes out at the United States for its "slander and infamy".news.yahoo.com
Democrats still trying to finalize deal on Biden's domestic agenda as he prepares for trip to Europe
President Biden heads to Europe Thursday for a series of meetings with world leaders. His trip includes a stop in Rome for the G20 Summit, where he will talk about his economic objectives on a global scale. Here at home, Democrats say they're nearing the finish line in negotiations over Mr. Biden's domestic agenda. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN with more.news.yahoo.com
Democrats continue to negotiate on Biden's Build Back Better bill before he heads to Europe
Moderates and progressives within the Democratic party continue to clash over certain provisions in President Biden's social spending bill and infrastructure plan. Party leaders hoped to reach a deal before the president heads to Europe tomorrow. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins "CBSN AM" to discuss the latest.news.yahoo.com
Democrats racing to reach deal infrastructure and budget bills as climate summit approaches
President Joe Biden is locked in final negotiations on his policy agenda as the global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland approaches. The president wants to tout his policies there, adding to the pressure on Democrats. Senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN to talk more about the president's trip and negotiations on Capitol Hill.news.yahoo.com
Biden approval ratings hit new low as Democrats' spending fight drags on
President Biden's approval ratings have hit a new low as Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate the spending package. Meanwhile, Biden is visiting New Jersey and Virginia, where Democrats are fighting to hold on to the governor's mansion. Ed O'Keefe reportsnews.yahoo.com
China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments
China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China’s longstanding claim that the island is its territory at a daily briefing after Biden made his comment a day before at a forum hosted by CNN. China has recently upped its threat to bring Taiwan under its control by force if necessary by flying warplanes near the island and rehearsing beach landings.news.yahoo.com
Taiwan-China tensions heighten as Taiwan rejects China’s forceful reunification plans
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to reject China’s attempts at reunification in a speech made during the country’s National Day this Sunday. Tsai’s speech came days after China flew record numbers of warplanes into its defense zone in a significant escalation of military tensions. Ramy Inocencio reports.news.yahoo.com
Senator Mitch McConnell offers Democrats a short-term debt limit extension
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made an offer to Democrats Wednesday that would temporarily extend the government's borrowing ability, avoiding a default on its debts. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, CBS News' congressional correspondent Nikole Killion and Insider's politics reporter Oma Seddiq join "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the details.news.yahoo.com
COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points
Unsurprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic was THE talking point at the United Nations General Assembly this week — serving as projection, promotional tool and proxy for other pressing issues put forward by world leaders in their signature annual addresses.
Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement
With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China.
Chipmaker TSMC says revenue up 16.7% as demand surges
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s biggest contract producer of processor chips, says its revenue rose 16.7% in the latest quarter over a year earlier as the global economy rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic and demand surged.