Yesterday

Slovenia to bolster trade ties with Taiwan, wading into row with China

Prime Minister Janez Janša says Beijing’s ‘ridiculous’ response to Lithuania won’t deter his own country. Read more on politico.eu



This week

‘Not ruled out use of force’ China ambassador blasts EU over Taiwan trade negotiations

CHINA’s Ambassador to France has “not ruled out the use of force” amid rising tensions with Taiwan and anger in Beijing over EU-Taiwan trade talks. Read more on express.co.uk



Last week

China’s trade war with Lithuania a ‘test’ the West cannot afford to fail

Lithuania’s foreign minister tells the Telegraph Beijing is deploying a ‘weapon of economic destruction’ to force Vilnius to cut Taiwan ties Read more on telegraph.co.uk


Naval association rejects Taiwanese members after pressure from China

Washington-based group reverses decision on membership after threats from Beijing Read more on ft.com


China and Taiwan: A really simple guide to a growing conflict

Tension between China and Taiwan has risen and what happens next matters to us all Read more on bbc.co.uk


Combat jet crash shakes Taiwan’s hopes of fighting off China in the air

One of Taiwan’s most advanced fighter jets crashed into the sea during combat training yesterday, dealing a blow to the self-governed island’s hope of using the Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Taiwan, Canada to start talks on investment agreement

Taiwan and Canada have agreed to start talks on an investment protection agreement, both governments said on Monday, part of the Chinese-claimed island’s efforts to boost ties with fellow democracies in the face of growing pressure from Beijing. Read more on reuters.com


Taiwan Should Destroy its Semiconductor Industry if Beijing Invades: US Study – Vision Times

It proposes that in the event of an invasion of Taiwan by Beijing, the island should self-sabotage the facilities of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and other major semiconductor companies. Read more on visiontimes.com


Taiwan gifts EU state ENORMOUS $1bn olive branch in blatant China snub – war fears soar

TAIWAN has gifted an EU member state a $1billion olive branch in a blatant snub to China. Read more on express.co.uk


Taiwan adds US$8.6 bln to defence budget to boost capabilities against growing China threat

Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday passed an extra spending bill of nearly US$8.6 billion in its latest bid to boost defence capabilities against an increasingly bellicose China.  The govern… Read more on hongkongfp.com


Japan urges more chip tie-ups with Taiwan at trade talks

Japan called for greater collaboration with Taiwan on semiconductors at a bilateral economic and trade meeting on Tuesday. Read more on reuters.com


Lithuania’s president chides government for China spat

Gitanas Nauseda says decision to allow Taiwan to open de facto embassy in its own name was an error Read more on ft.com


Beijing: Communist regime fined Japanese company that marked Taiwan as an independent country on its website

Beijing fined and issued a warning to the 7-Eleven store chain, a subsidiary of Japanese retail giant Seven & i Holding, for displaying on its website a map indicating Taiwan as a country independent from China. Read more on thebl.com


Semiconductor demand sees Taiwan’s exports to mainland hit record high

Taiwanese official says that US sanctions have led to a significant increase in mainland demand for Taiwan’s chips, and that strong demand will continue until the mainland’s chip technology is upgraded. Read more on scmp.com


China fines Japanese-owned 7-Eleven for calling Taiwan a country

The Chinese communist government fined the Japanese-owned 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Beijing more than $23,000 for labeling Taiwan a country. Read more on foxbusiness.com