• India and China Agree to Stop Sending Troops to Disputed Himalayan Border (2020-09-23)
    (CNN, By Steven Jiang, Philip Wang, and Helen Regan) China and India on Monday agreed to stop sending more troops to their disputed border in the Himalayas, following an escalation in tensions between the two nuclear powers. <Accessed 2020-09-24> 
  • KMT Submits Petition for Referendum on Government Pork Policy (2020-09-23)
    (CNA, By Chen Chun-hua, Yeh Su-ping, and Matthew Mazzetta) The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) submitted a petition Wednesday in the first formal step toward holding a referendum on the government's decision to allow imports of American pork containing a banned livestock drug. <Accessed 2020-09-24> 
  • China Blasts US House Bill, Denies Forced Labor in Xinjiang (2020-09-23)
    (Associated Press) China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling the accusation a lie. <Accessed 2020-09-24> 
  • Taiwan President, Gay Rights Fighter on Time's List of Influential Figures (2020-09-23)
    (CNA, By Yeh Su-ping, Wu Hsin-yun, and Joseph Yeh) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Taiwanese gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) have been included in Time magazine's 2020 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which was released Tuesday. <Accessed 2020-09-24> 
  • Russia Rejects U.S. Terms, Sees 'Minimal' Chance to Extend New START Nuclear Pact (2020-09-21)
    (Reuters, By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber) Russia sees minimal chances of extending the New START treaty with the United States - their last major nuclear arms pact - as it does not accept conditions set out by Washington, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Monday. <Accessed 2020-09-24> 
  • Almost 40 Chinese Warplanes Breach Taiwan Strait Median Line; Taiwan President Calls It a 'Threat of Force' (2020-09-21)
    (CNN, By Brad Lendon) Taiwan's President has accused Beijing of purposefully inflaming tensions in East Asia, after Chinese warplanes crossed the sensitive median line across the narrow strait that separates the mainland and the self-governing island almost 40 times on Friday and Saturday. <Accessed 2020-09-22> 
  • Lee, Craft Take 'Historic' Lunch in New York City (2020-09-20)
    (AP) US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft on Wednesday had lunch with Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York Director James Lee, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the US’ campaign to strengthen relations with Taiwan. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • BirdLife Boosts Out Taiwanese Group Over Politics (2020-09-16)
    Taipei Times, By Dennis Xie) A Taiwanese bird protection group yesterday said that it has been kicked out of BirdLife International — a global conservation partnership — after it refused to sign a statement saying it would never advocate independence. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Cross-Strait Ties Need Equality: KMT Chairman (2020-09-16)
    (CNA) Cross-strait exchanges should be based on mutual respect and held on an equal footing, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) said yesterday, a day after the party pulled out of a forum in China because of what it perceived as a demeaning remark by a Chinese commentator. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Taiwan Has Enough Missiles to Defend Itself at Present: MND (2020-09-21)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) Taiwan has enough long-range precision missiles to defend itself against a possible attack from China, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday, rebutting reports that drills found Taiwan's missile supply to be inadequate. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • CPPCC Head a No-Show at Cross-Strait Gathering (2020-09-21)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) It was learned that Beijing decided not to send CPPCC Chairman Wang Yang (汪洋) to the forum and to have Liu Jieyi (劉結一) receive the delegation after the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) decided not to send an official delegation this year over what most Taiwanese viewed as a demeaning remark by the host of a China Central Television (CCTV) program. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as Chinese Jets Again Fly Near Island (2020-09-19)
    (Reuters, By Ben Blanchard) Taiwan’s air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day on Saturday as multiple Chinese aircraft approached the island and crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with the island’s government urging Beijing to “pull back from the edge.” <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • US Representative Introduces Bill to Re-Establish Ties (2020-09-19)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) Legislation introduced on Thursday in the US urged Washington to re-establish formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and to end its “outdated and counterproductive one China policy.” <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • U.S. Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Taiwan from China's Aggression (2020-09-19)
    (CNA, By Chiang Chin-yeh and Frances Huang) The proposed Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act seeks to establish "limited authorization for the (American) President to use military force for the specific purpose of securing and protecting Taiwan against armed attack," according to a statement posted Thursday on Scott's website. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • U.S. Under Secretary of State Krach Wraps Up Taiwan Visit (2020-09-19)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim and Pan Tzu-yu) American Under Secretary of State Keith Krach concluded a low-keyed visit to Taiwan Saturday afternoon, departing with his delegation less than 48 hours after they arrived for the memorial service of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • US Envoy Begins Second Recent High-Level Visit to Taiwan (2020-09-17)
    (Associated Press, By Huizhong Wu) U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for the second visit by a high-level American official in two months, prompting a stern warning and threat of possible retaliation from China. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • EU to Pitch Investment Opportunities to Taiwan at Forum (2020-09-17)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) Member states of the European Union will co-host an investment forum in Taipei on Sept. 22 to introduce Europe's investment environment to Taiwanese companies, the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan announced Thursday. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • U.S.-China Investment Flows Slide to Nine Year-Low as Bilateral Tensions Escalate (2020-09-17)
    (Reuters) Investment between the United States and China tumbled to a nine-year low in the first half of 2020, hit by bilateral tensions that could see more Chinese companies come under pressure to divest U.S. operations, a research report said. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Former Japanese PM to Lead Delegation Attending Lee's Memorial (2020-09-17)
    (CNA, By Joseph Yeh) A Japanese delegation led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Friday to attend the official memorial for former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • MND Website Makes Chinese Military Intrusions Public (2020-09-17)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Joseph Yeh) Taiwan's military on Thursday opened a section on its website in which it makes public the latest movements of the Chinese military near Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), in a move to keep the public better informed about China's military maneuvers. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Taiwan Says It Has Vatican Assurances on China Accord (2020-09-15)
    (Reuters) The Vatican has asked Taiwan not to worry about the extension of a deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops as it was a religious matter and not a diplomatic one, the island’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Face Masks Donated by Taiwan to Australia Arrive in Victoria (2020-09-15)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Kay Liu) A total of 500,000 surgical face masks donated by Taiwan to Australia arrived Monday in the state of Victoria, the hardest-hit Australian area in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Indonesian Patrol Confronts Chinese Ship in Economic Zone (2020-09-15)
    (Associated Press, By Edna Tarigan) An Indonesian patrol ship confronted a Chinese coast guard vessel that spent almost three days in waters where Indonesia claims economic rights and are near the southernmost part of China’s disputed South China Sea claims. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • Somaliland's Legislature Supports Taiwan Relations Act: Envoy (2020-09-15)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) Somaliland's legislature has endorsed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), an American law that governs the United States' unofficial ties with Taiwan, according to the Somaliland representative to Taipei Mohamed Omar Hagi Mohamoud. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • US Tariffs on China Are Illegal, Says World Trade Body (2020-09-15)
    (Associated Press, By Jamey Keaten) A World Trade Organization panel ruled Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO’s ability to hand down a final, binding verdict. <Accessed 2020-09-21> 
  • China Announces Regulations for ‘Unreliable Entity’ List (2020-09-19)
    (Associated Press, By Zen Soo) China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday issued regulations for its “unreliable entity” list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests. <Accessed 2020-09-20> 
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      • Formal Ties with U.S.? Not for Now, Says Taiwan Foreign Minister (2020-09-22)
        (NPR, By John Ruwitch) Taiwan is not pursuing formal diplomatic ties with the United States for now, but there is "a lot" of room to further strengthen relations, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said in an interview after unprecedented visits by two senior U.S. officials. <Accessed 2020-09-24> 
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