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Xi Jinping Suggests China Could Invade Taiwan

In a major speech, President Xi Jinping has said China would “never promise to renounce the use of force” against Taiwan—prompting applause from delegates. “We will continue to strive for peaceful reunification,” Xi said as the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress kicked off in Beijing. “But we will never promise to renounce the use […]

Taiwan millitary drills empower China

The hardliners in the upper echelons of the Chinese Communist Party would probably be quite happy with where Nancy Pelosi’s visit has left them. Ms Pelosi gave them a window and they used it. A series of more extreme military measures around Taiwan have now been thrust into the realm of “acceptability”. These moves – […]

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Nancy Pelosi Expected To Visit Taiwan Today Amid China Threats

Nancy Pelosi is expected to land in Taiwan late on Tuesday, according to local news reports, in a visit that would test U.S.-China relationsU.S. House speaker’s potential trip—not confirmed—would be the highest-level visit in 25 years by an American official to the islandChina warned the U.S. it “will not sit idly” if Pelosi visits the […]

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What could happen if Pelosi visits Taiwan?

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s expected visit to Taiwan has resulted in stern warnings from Beijing and mounting concerns in Washington. The California Democrat is leading a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific, with stops including Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, according to a statement released by her office on Sunday.The statement and Pelosi’s public […]