Hong Kong ‘declares war’ against Taiwan

Hong Kong says it has closed its representative office in Taiwan. Further, officials said the closing of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade, and Cultural Office was caused by Taiwan's "gross" interference in Hong Kong's internal affairs, claiming it sought to assist "violent" protesters. Tension have increased between Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government and democratically-ruled Taiwan since … Continue reading Hong Kong ‘declares war’ against Taiwan

China sets new goals for Taiwan

China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Sunday stressed implementing the work arrangements on Taiwan affairs made by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and upholding the principles of "peaceful reunification" and "One Country, Two Systems." Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman … Continue reading China sets new goals for Taiwan

Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao dies at 35!

Chinese media outlets have reported the death of Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao, who passed on earlier today (28.11.2019) The 35-year-old was said to have collapsed in the wee hours of the morning while filming a new episode of Chinese variety show Chase Me. The show focuses on two teams of guests competing to win races, using their … Continue reading Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao dies at 35!

A look at Taiwan’s growing economy

Taiwan's economic growth has long been based on exporting intermediate goods to mainland China for final assembly, but this is now showing signs of change. Taiwan’s monthly exports to China and Hong Kong have registered negative growth since November 2018, according to Taiwan’s official statistics. In January–June 2019, Taiwan’s exports to China and Hong Kong … Continue reading A look at Taiwan’s growing economy

US-Taiwan Arms Deal: Everything you should know

What’s the background? After World War II, China went through a civil war. This ended with the communist forces of Mao Zedong forcing the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek to retreat to Taiwan in 1949. Chiang and his supporters took over the island and set up a dictatorship. Since then, Taiwan has claimed its independence … Continue reading US-Taiwan Arms Deal: Everything you should know

Taiwan seeking global support against China

    Since revealing his invigorated quest to win control of Taiwan in his New Year speech, the Chinese President Xi Jinping has kept up the pressure on the self-ruled island. Image shows Chinese president Xi Jin Ping and his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen Since the end of a civil war on the mainland in … Continue reading Taiwan seeking global support against China

China increases economic influence on African countries

China and Burkina Faso have resumed diplomatic ties after a communique on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations was signed by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Alpha Barry on Saturday in Beijing. It came two days after the West African nation cut so-called "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan on May 24. “The … Continue reading China increases economic influence on African countries

GAP stirs anger in China for printing incomplete map on its T-shirts

  GAP Inc., the popular American clothing and accessories retailer, attracted huge backlash for printing an incomplete map of China on its T-shirts. Amid a possible "trade war" breaking out between the U.S. and China, netizens in the Asian country went berserk on Weibo (a widely used local micro-blogging website) when a user posted one … Continue reading GAP stirs anger in China for printing incomplete map on its T-shirts

6.4 massive earthquake hits Taiwan

A report from the US Geological Survey confirms Taiwan recorded a 6.4 magnitude and 9.4km deep earthquake around 22km north-northeast of Hua-lien. The earthquake struck at 11:50pm local time. Officials said two hotel employees were killed while about 144 other people sustained injuries. "Two people were unfortunately killed, and 114 have suffered light or severe injuries," … Continue reading 6.4 massive earthquake hits Taiwan

Embarrassing! White House refers to China’s Xi Jinping as President of Taiwan

In an embarrassing mistake from the White House, Chinese president Xi Jinping was referred to President of Taiwan, and it's not just funny for his compatriots. This diplomatic mistake was committed by US President Donald J. Trump at the G20 Summit. Image: President Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, and Donald Trump. … Continue reading Embarrassing! White House refers to China’s Xi Jinping as President of Taiwan