China general says force an option to stop Taiwan independence

China general says force an option to stop Taiwan independence

BEIJING¬†(Reuters) — China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals said on Friday, in a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the democratic island Beijing claims as...
Taiwan tech companies’ China exit fuels $25bn investment drive

Taiwan tech companies’ China exit fuels $25bn investment drive

TAIPEI — The rumble of construction rings out in the northern Taiwanese city of Taoyuan, a sound that has become more common on the self-ruled island — and one that heralds change in mainland China. Dozens of workers in masks scurry across the site as two...
Tsai seeks talks with Xi despite China contempt for Taiwan

Tsai seeks talks with Xi despite China contempt for Taiwan

TAIPEI — President Tsai Ing-wen played up Taiwan’s growing global standing and said she sought talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in an inauguration address after being sworn in for a second term on Wednesday. Tsai said in her socially distanced...
Tsai seeks talks with Xi despite China contempt for Taiwan

China blasts Taiwan push for ‘independence’ after Tsai speech

TAIPEI — China responded angrily to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration speech on Wednesday, accusing her of seeking independence and the destruction of cross-strait relations. “We will never allow any room for Taiwan independence in any...