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  • Pompeo lifts restrictions on US-Taiwan relationship as clock runs out on Trump administration Jan 10, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Pompeo lifts restrictions on US-Taiwan relationship as clock runs out on Trump administration

    The move appeared to be another part of an effort by Pompeo and Trump's Republican administration to lock in a tough approach to China before Democratic President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20.

  • India-Taiwan trade prospects look promising in 2021: TAITRA Dec 27, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    India-Taiwan trade prospects look promising in 2021: TAITRA

    The overall restructuring of supply chains will give India a very unique place and attract many Taiwanese companies to invest in the country, TAITRA chairman James CF Huang said.

  • China warns of action after Mike Pompeo says Taiwan not part of China Nov 13, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    China warns of action after Mike Pompeo says Taiwan not part of China

    China calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue in its ties with the United States, and has been angered by the Trump administration's stepped up support for the Chinese-claimed yet democratically ruled island, such as arms sales.

  • China to impose sanctions on US firms over Taiwan arms sales Oct 26, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    China to impose sanctions on US firms over Taiwan arms sales

    Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense and Raytheon will be sanctioned, the spokesman, Zhao Lijian told a news conference in the Chinese capital.

  • Latest clash between China and Taiwan — a fistfight in Fiji Oct 20, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Latest clash between China and Taiwan — a fistfight in Fiji

    Two mainland diplomats attended an event, uninvited, and took offense at symbols of Taiwan — including a flag on a cake. A scuffle ensued.

  • These are Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s favourite Indian dishes Oct 16, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    These are Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s favourite Indian dishes

    Describing India as a “vibrant, diverse, and colourful” country, the Taiwan President wrote: “#Taiwan is lucky to be home to many Indian restaurants, and Taiwanese people love them. I always go for chana masala and naan, while #chai always takes me back to my travels in #India.”

  • In US-China tech feud, Taiwan feels heat from both sides Oct 02, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    In US-China tech feud, Taiwan feels heat from both sides

    The Trump administration's stranglehold on Huawei shows that for all of China’s economic progress, the United States still has final say over the technologies without which the modern world could not run.

  • With EU help, Taiwan gets rare win in China naming dispute Sep 28, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    With EU help, Taiwan gets rare win in China naming dispute

    Over the weekend, Taiwan officials expressed anger after the Brussels-based Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy began listing on its website its six Taiwan member cites as belonging to China.

  • Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island Sep 18, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island

    Taiwan said 18 Chinese aircraft were involved on Friday, a far larger number than it has previously announced for such encounters.

  • US pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China Sep 16, 2020 09:24 PM IST

    US pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China

    Washington has been eager to create a military counterbalance to Chinese forces, building on an effort known within the Pentagon as "Fortress Taiwan", as Beijing's military makes increasingly aggressive moves in the region.

  • With a wary eye on China, Taiwan moves to revamp its military Aug 30, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    With a wary eye on China, Taiwan moves to revamp its military

    Taiwan, the self-governing democracy is taking steps to bolster its armed forces in order to deter or defeat an invasion from China — with or without help from the United States.

  • Taiwan finalizes $62 billion purchase of F-16 jets from Lockheed Martin Aug 15, 2020 10:08 PM IST

    Taiwan finalizes $62 billion purchase of F-16 jets from Lockheed Martin

    The Lockheed contract comes as Beijing flexes its political muscle in Hong Kong, imposing a sweeping security law on the international business hub, a move that has caused concern in Taiwan.

  • Why the fuss? The US, Taiwan and China -- a guide Aug 10, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Why the fuss? The US, Taiwan and China -- a guide

    The United States says only that it "acknowledges" Beijing's claim to Taiwan -- and leaves it for the two sides to work out a solution while opposing any use of force to change the status quo.

  • A bookstore that shines as ‘a lighthouse of a free society’ Aug 09, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    A bookstore that shines as ‘a lighthouse of a free society’

    A Hong Kong bookseller has recreated his shop in Taipei, and it has become a symbol of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.

  • India to face two WTO dispute panels against import duties on Japan, Taiwan: Report Jul 20, 2020 11:46 AM IST

    India to face two WTO dispute panels against import duties on Japan, Taiwan: Report

    This is the second instance India is facing a dispute on the issue after the European Union made a similar request to the WTO in June 2020

  • Taiwan holds military drills against potential China threat Jul 16, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Taiwan holds military drills against potential China threat

    Assault helicopters launched missiles and fighter jets dropped bombs on targets at sea, while tanks and missile trucks fired from a beach to deter a simulated invading force.

  • Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says May 29, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

    The 2005 law gives the country the legal basis for military action against Taiwan if it secedes or seems about to, making the narrow Taiwan Strait a potential military flashpoint.

  • COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking May 24, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking

    Attributing the accomplishments of women leaders to just their sex detracts from the value of their contribution. It’s furthers the same sexist stereotypes that have historically held women back

  • Taiwan says WHO has 'forgotten' neutrality by barring island May 14, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Taiwan says WHO has 'forgotten' neutrality by barring island

    Taiwan says China and the WHO have conspired for political purposes to keep it out of key meetings, that the WHO has not responded to requests for coronavirus information and has misreported the number of its infections.

  • In-Depth | Quick action, masks and digital tracking: How Taiwan dodged the global trend and blocked coronavirus Apr 24, 2020 02:31 PM IST

    In-Depth | Quick action, masks and digital tracking: How Taiwan dodged the global trend and blocked coronavirus

    Taiwan, a country of 23 million people, has so far managed to resist the novel coronavirus pandemic by responding quickly and by deploying big data analytics

  • Insta-star wars: China tensions in Southeast Asia flare online Apr 14, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Insta-star wars: China tensions in Southeast Asia flare online

    The quarrel, which has seen Southeast Asian internet users join forces with those in Taiwan and Hong Kong, has highlighted old tensions between China and its smaller neighbours fanned by the emergence of the new coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Taiwan's Foxconn says to make ventilators with Medtronic Apr 08, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Taiwan's Foxconn says to make ventilators with Medtronic

    Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, is best known for assembling Apple's iPhones at factories in China.

  • Taiwan's Foxconn gets OK to restart plant in Zhengzhou, China: Source Feb 10, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Taiwan's Foxconn gets OK to restart plant in Zhengzhou, China: Source

    About 16,000 people, or under 10% of Foxconn's workforce in Zhengzhou, have returned to the plant, the person said, adding that company executives were "trying very hard" to negotiate with authorities to resume production in other parts of China.

  • Foxconn sees full China production resuming late-February: Source Feb 06, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Foxconn sees full China production resuming late-February: Source

    Taiwan's Foxconn, which makes smartphones for global vendors including Apple , has filed requests to reopen factories with Chinese authorities, the source said, adding that a full resumption was not possible until late February due to various travel restrictions imposed to curb the virus.

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