Taiwan leader scrambles for allies in Central America visit
As Taiwan’s diplomatic partners dwindle and turn instead to rival China, Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen is aiming to shore up ties with the self-governing island’s remaining allies during a trip this week to Central Americawashingtonpost.com
China threatens to take 'resolute countermeasures' over meeting between Taiwan's Tsai, House Speaker McCarthy
The Chinese government has threatened to take action should the U.S. and Taiwan go through with allowing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to meet.foxnews.com
Officer describes meeting with GOP leader
Michael Fanone, the Metropolitan Police Department officer who almost died during the Capitol riot, secretly recorded his conversations with lawmakers, including House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, in the months that followed. Scott MacFarlane has the details.news.yahoo.com
Taiwan leader tells China war 'absolutely not an option'
China's threats of military action against Taiwan are “absolutely not an option” and will “only push our two sides further from each other," Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Monday. Speaking on Taiwan’s National Day, Tsai said China should not mistake Taiwan’s multiparty democratic political system for weakness and “attempt to divide Taiwanese society.” “I want to make clear to the Beijing authorities that armed confrontation is absolutely not an option for our two sides," Tsai said.news.yahoo.com
Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is hailing economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke Thursday at a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, the latest of a series of visits by U.S. political leaders that have stirred the ire of China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory and condemns all official contacts between Taipei and foreign governments that recognize Beijing.
Taiwan leader tells troops to keep cool amid Chinese threats
Taiwan’s president has told the self-ruled island’s military units to keep their cool in the face of daily warplane flights and warship maneuvers by rival China, saying that Taiwan will not allow Beijing to provoke a conflictwashingtonpost.com
China's response to Pelosi visit a sign of future intentions
China’s response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was anything but subtle — dispatching warships and military aircraft to all sides of the self-governing island democracy, and firing ballistic missiles into the waters nearby.
Petito's parents file wrongful death against Moab
Gabby Petito's family on Monday notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a fight between her and her boyfriend. (Aug. 8) (video by Brady McCombs/AP)news.yahoo.com
China halts climate, military ties over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Taiwan visit
China says it is cutting off dialogue with the U.S. on a range of vital issues from climate change to military relations and anti-narcotics efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi dined with Taiwan computer-chip executives during her brief visit
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said that Pelosi and she attended a lunch with Morris Chang, the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactuering Company, and its chairman, Mark Liu, as well as Chen Jianzhong, vice chairman of electronics manufacturer Pegatron Corp.washingtonpost.com
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets Taiwan's president
Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, attending a meeting at the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's house of parliament on August 3, 2022. Photo by via Getty Images)Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen thanked U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi for her support of democratic values as the pair met in Taipei on Wednesday. Pelosi's visit to Taiwan makes her the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 25 years, drawing the ire of China which has called the move a breach of the one-China policy and an interference in China's internal affairs. Tsai said she was committed to working with the U.S. over security in the Taiwan straits and the wider Indo-Pacific region and vowed to deepen economic cooperation and supply chain resilience with the U.S. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
For Taiwan, Pelosi visit is about US, China controlling risk
The crisis sparked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan misses a key point, experts say: that the real focus should be on how the United States and China manage their differences so the risks of confrontation don’t spiral out of control.
EXPLAINER: Why is a Pelosi visit to Taiwan causing tension?
China is warning it will respond forcefully if U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proceeds with a visit to Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory. Pelosi is second in line to the presidency and would be the highest ranking U.S. politician to visit Taiwan since 1997. China has threatened unspecified “resolute and strong measures" if she goes ahead, which analysts say could cause tensions to spike in the Taiwan Strait, considered a major potential Asian powder keg.news.yahoo.com