China sent fighter jets, naval ships and an aircraft carrier near Taiwan on Monday in the final day of military exercises choreographed to raise pressure on the island while stopping short of an escalation that could set off a conflict. China has said the three days of drills were retaliation against a visit by President […]
China announced on Saturday that it would conduct three days of military drills around Taiwan, days after the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, met with the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, in California. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, had condemned the meeting. It is the highest-level government reception a […]
SIMI VALLEY, Calif.— Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday hosted a carefully choreographed series of meetings with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, underscoring the juggling act facing the United States as it tries to confront an increasingly aggressive China without precipitating a military crisis around the island. The gathering at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which unfolded […]
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb of Indiana led a group that arrived on the island Sunday, even as visits this month by U.S. officials have angered Beijing.
China sent warships and aircraft into waters near Taiwan on Friday despite growing international criticism of its military exercises, including a call from Japan’s leader to stop them immediately. Beijing’s defiance of the condemnation over its exercises showed its appetite for confrontation. Its military posture was also backed by its diplomacy: China’s foreign minister walked […]
A day after Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Taiwan, celebrating it as a bulwark of democracy, China launched three days of military exercises around the island, which its forces may use to press in closer than ever, honing their ability to impose a blockade. A barrage of Chinese propaganda […]
Lithuania was the only European Union member to openly support Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuania’s foreign minister, said on Twitter that she had “opened the door to Taiwan much wider.”Credit…Janis Laizans/Reuters BRUSSELS — Europe is increasingly wary about China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang, crackdown in Hong Kong, widespread censorship and […]
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In Washington, there has been anxious debate over whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi should risk the visit. In Beijing, there have been anger and threats. In Taiwan, where Ms. Pelosi is expected to land late Tuesday, the new flare-up in tensions has been met with a subdued defiance. Politicians from Taiwan’s two main […]