National Interest: Russia Just Handed China Some Fearsome New Missiles (Think S-400s)

China reportedly has received its second set of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, marking a potentially major improvement of the country’s air-defenses. During wartime, Chinese S-400s, in theory, could shoot down Taiwanese fighters while they’re taking off. That danger has compelled Taiwan to develop missiles that can strike the S-400 batteries. Russia began shipping […]

The American Interest: Taiwan’s Disinformation Solution

… Taiwan is a country under constant and increasing pressure. The People’s Republic of China is willing to use all means to secure Taiwan in its orbit. Increasingly, it has encroached on Taiwan’s mainstream and social media landscape to shape the narrative in its favor and to discredit the Tsai Administration, which it views as insufficiently deferential to Communist […]

Focus Taiwan: Lai’s human rights advocacy spurred Prayer Breakfast invitation: pastor

Washington, Feb. 6 (CNA) Taiwan’s Vice President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) was invited to the 2020 National Prayer Breakfast in the United States because of his advocacy for freedom of religion and human rights, prominent Chinese American pastor Bob Fu (傅希秋) said Thursday. Speaking to reporters after the annual gathering of political and religious leaders in […]

Taiwan News: US politicians warn against Taiwan’s exclusion from ICAO

… Led by Republican Michael McCaul and Democrat Eliot Engel, the U.S. lawmakers voiced their concerns in a letter over Taiwan’s exclusion from ICAO, which oversees aviation standards and practices. They pointed out that air travel often serves as a major factor in pandemics spread. Furthermore, the members urged ICAO to evaluate its decision to […]

Focus Taiwan: U.S. calls on WHO to engage directly with Taiwan

Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) during a meeting Thursday to directly engage with Taiwan to better aid the global effort against the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has been declared a global health emergency. At an executive board meeting of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Andrew […]

Focus Taiwan: WUHAN VIRUS/Repatriations from China must be through proper channels: premier

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Thursday that there will be no more repatriations of Taiwanese nationals stranded in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, unless such arrangements are made through the established communication channels between both sides of the Taiwan Strait rather than private groups. Su said […]