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Palau Confirms ‘Major’ Cyberattack, Points to China

By Hiroshi Hiyama and Katie Forster Palau's President Surangel Whipps on Wednesday said the tiny country, one of Taiwan's few diplomatic allies, had suffered a major cyberattack, pointing the finger at China. The Pacific archipelago ...

Taiwan Backs Ally Palau After Reported Cyberattack

Taiwan said it was ready to help diplomatic ally Palau beef up its digital defenses after the Pacific archipelago was reportedly targeted in a major cyberattack. More than 20,000 documents were stolen from Palau's government just as the United States agreed ...

U.S. Lawmakers Affirm Support for Taiwan Against China’s ‘Aggression’

A senior U.S. lawmaker affirmed on Monday Washington's support for Taiwan against Chinese "aggression", on the first congressional visit to the self-ruled island since it swore in a new president. Representative Michael McCaul, who heads the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee, ...

Taiwan’s President Says Wants to Work With China After Drills

By Dene-Hern Chen Taiwan's new president said Sunday he was still ready to work with China, despite this week's military drills around the self-ruled island. Three days after Lai Ching-te was sworn in, Chinese warships ...

Philippines Opens Coast Guard Post After China Build-Up

The Philippines said Friday it had opened a Coast Guard post in the country's far north to boost security following China's "military build-up" near Taiwan over the past two years. The outpost "shall gather essential maritime data and intelligence, enabling the ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

China Warns of Taiwan ‘War’ as Military Drills Encircle Island

By James Edgar with Peter Catterall in Pingtan China said on Friday that Taiwan's leadership was pushing the self-ruled island into war and warned of further "countermeasures", as Beijing conducted military drills around the territory. ...

Chinese Embassy in Kenya Hosts Unusual Event About Taiwan

The Chinese embassy in Kenya hosted an unusual forum on Monday that focused on Beijing's already well-known position regarding the status of Taiwan. Ambassador Zhou Pingjian apparently wanted to make it very clear to the nearly two dozen senior officials, MPs, and ...

UPDATE: Paraguay, Pacific Island Leaders to Attend Taiwan Inauguration

Eight heads of state will be among the 51 international delegations attending the inauguration of Taiwan's new leader next week, Taipei said Friday. Incoming president Lai Ching-te will be sworn in on Monday against a backdrop of increasing diplomatic and military ...

Paraguay Leader to Attend Taiwan Inauguration

Paraguay's President Santiago Pena will attend the inauguration of Taiwan's new leader, a high-ranking government official said Thursday. This makes him the first head of state to confirm his presence at the ceremony. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP ...

Taiwan Slams Bolivia for Quake Solidarity With China

Taiwan's foreign minister lashed out at Bolivia on Saturday for expressing solidarity with China following an earthquake that struck the island Beijing views as its own. At least ten people were killed and more than 1,100 injured by the magnitude 7.2 ...
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