The White House declassified a strategy document that lays out the Trump administration's effort to counter the rise of China, providing the public with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of national security operations. The disclosure of documents related to national security strategy from a sitting administration is very rare, and without last week's order,Continue reading "In Rare Move, White House Declassifies Key China Strategy Doc"
By Michelle Nichols and Humeyra Pamuk NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A cancellation of all travel by the U.S. State Department this week includes a planned visit to Taiwan by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, a State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Recent Stories in National Security Citing Biden Transition, U.S. Cancels U.N.Continue reading "Citing Biden Transition, U.S. Cancels U.N. Envoy’s Trip to Taiwan"
Taiwanese lawmakers' battle over allowing the import of American pork and beef products devolved into a literal fistfight Friday on the floor of Parliament in Taipei, but lawmakers threw more than just punches: Pig intestines and other organs were hurled between opposing parties.What are the details?The Hill gave some background, explaining that "President Tsai Ing-wen'sContinue reading "Taiwanese lawmakers hurl pig organs in Parliament during brawl over US meat imports"
In response to comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognizing the reality that "Taiwan has not been a part of China" for decades, the Chinese government responded by promising a "resolute attack" against "any behaviour that undermines China's core interests and interferes with China's domestic affairs." In a radio interview Thursday, Pompeo explained whyContinue reading "China warns of 'resolute counterattack' after Pompeo says 'Taiwan has not been a part of China'"
The Chinese government, which failed to control the initial outbreak of the virus and is widely suspected of having misled the World Health Organization and the global community about both the origins of the virus and the scope of its early spread, is now preventing Taiwan from participating in WHO meetings and explaining its successContinue reading "Report: Chinese government is preventing Taiwan from participating in WHO meetings even though Taiwan hasn't had a local COVID infection for seven months"
Taiwan announced on Monday the arrival of U.S. Marines participating in joint exercises, marking the first public acknowledgment of military exercises with U.S. forces in over 40 years. Amphibious joint exercises between U.S. Marine Raiders and the Taiwanese Marine Corps began in Taiwan this week and were described as "routine" by Taiwan’s Naval Command, theContinue reading "Taiwan Announces Military Exercises With U.S. Marines"
China seeks to expand its influence in the Caribbean through offering foreign aid and government loans to developing nations, the New York Times reported Sunday. By backing countries such as Jamaica and Cuba, Beijing hopes to leverage its regional influence to gain support for China’s geopolitical aims. Recent Stories in National Security NATO Spending Won'tContinue reading "China Works to Expand Influence in Caribbean"
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised a more collaborative approach to China in an op-ed published in a Chinese-language newspaper whose editors frequently attended junkets organized by the Chinese government. Biden published an op-ed in the World Journal, a U.S. newspaper widely read by the Chinese-American community, on October 22. World Journal, which is ownedContinue reading "Biden Pledges to ‘Collaborate’ With CCP in Chinese-Language Newspaper"
Former vice president Joe Biden’s willingness to abandon the Trump administration's efforts to strengthen Taiwan could create major problems in the region and bolster China, defense experts say. "I don't have very high expectations," said Heritage Foundation national security expert James Jay Carafano. "China will have a lot of cards to play." Recent Stories in NationalContinue reading "Defense Experts Blast Biden’s Taiwan Policy"
United States National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien delivered warnings regarding China on Friday, while also praising Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters. Speaking at a webinar hosted by the non-partisan Aspen Institute, O'Brien expressed concern over China's iron-fisted rule in the Xinjiang region. "If not a genocide, something close to it going on in Xinjiang," O'Brien toldContinue reading "'If not a genocide, something close to it' going on in China: US national security adviser; warns Taiwan of Chinese invasion"