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China warns Slovaks, Czechs of retaliation for Taiwan minister visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing warned Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Friday that nobody should harbour any illusions about the "necessary measures" China will take to defend its sovereignty, ahead…

China urges U.S. to avoid sending wrong signals on Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry urged the United States on Friday to avoid sending any wrong signals to proponents of Taiwanese independence, after President Joe Biden said the United…

EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan amid rising Chinese pressure

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted on Thursday,…

Taiwan says odds of war with China in next year ‘very low’

By Sarah Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - The odds of war with China in the next year are "very low," a top Taiwanese security official told lawmakers on Wednesday, amid heightened…

Taiwan foreign minister, business delegation to visit Prague

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and a business delegation will visit Prague on Oct. 23-27, the Czech Taiwanese Business Chamber said on Tuesday, a fresh indication of…

White House says U.S. commitment to Taiwan is ‘rock solid’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday that the United States' commitment to Taiwan is "rock solid," as tensions rise between Taiwan and China "We…

Taiwan asks Australia to support regional trade bid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Taiwan official has asked Australia to support its bid to join the CPTPP pan-Pacific trade pact, which China opposes, saying Taiwan can boost high technology trade…

China says it carried out beach landing drills in province opposite Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, though it did not…

China denounces Taiwan president’s speech

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's government on Sunday denounced Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech, saying it incited confrontation and distorted facts. The seeking of Taiwan independence closes the door…

China denounces ‘insane’ Australian ex-PM Abbott for Taiwan remarks

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's embassy in Australia said former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was a "pitiful" politician on Saturday after he denounced Chinese pressure against Taiwan during a visit to…

Call Taiwan a country, French senator says, angering China

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan should be called a country, a senior French senator said on Friday during a visit to Taipei, doubling down on earlier comments that have angered Beijing, which…

U.S. envoy Sullivan to meet China’s top diplomat amid high tensions

By Steve Holland, David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's national security adviser will hold talks with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Switzerland on…