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China destroys Taiwanese foods over origin label - Taipei Times
China has destroyed several shipments of imported Taiwanese food products after companies failed to label them as produced in “Taiwan Area (台灣地區)” or “Taiwan Area, China (中國台灣地區),” as required by Chinese officials, businesses said.
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Beijing doesn’t need Taipei’s permission to open Taiwan Strait air routes, official says | South China Morning Post
New route cleared by International Civil Aviation Organisation, island should not make a fuss, Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman says
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yesterday by bbishop
Amid tension, China carrier group sails through Taiwan Strait - Reuters
Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said a group of Chinese ships led by the Liaoning aircraft carrier entered the southwestern part of the Taiwan Strait in the early hours of Tuesday, though it stayed on the Chinese side of the waterway.
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yesterday by bbishop
Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles - Reuters
The left-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), led by President Tsai Ing-wen, is working on detailed spending plans through 2025, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Tsai and her team have met repeatedly with military leaders in a push for new investment in training and equipment, one of the officials said. Immediate priorities include new missiles, drones and electronic warfare systems, fighter aircraft and ballistic missile defenses, according to a separate statement from the Ministry of National Defence sent to Reuters
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8 days ago by bbishop
A Coming Storm After The Passage Of Labor Law Changes? - New Bloom
WITH THE passage of the Tsai administration’s planned changes to the Labor Standards Act this morning, it seems that organized labor, Taiwanese youth activists, and Third Force parties have suffered a defeat. As a result, this morning saw protests outside the Legislative and Executive Yuans, with smoke bombs and ghost money thrown at government buildings.
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9 days ago by bbishop
U.S. House Backs Greater Ties With Taiwan, Risking China's Ire - Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East
One bill would encourage visits between the U.S. and Taiwan “at all levels,” specifically citing “cabinet-level national security officials.” Such exchanges would effectively raise the diplomatic status of the democratically run island, which U.S. officials have avoided since recognizing the government in Beijing under the “one-China” policy in 1979.

The other piece of legislation urges the U.S. State Department to develop a strategy to help Taiwan regain its observer status in the World Health Organization, countering one recent Chinese effort to increase the island’s diplomatic isolation.

Global Times- 社评:美众院“台湾旅行法”是“摧毁台湾法” http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2018-01/11512000.html?referer=huanqiu 美国出现了越来越不嫌台湾事大的苗头,大陆一边同美扳手腕,一边要把台当局打蔫,这是唯一可能的趋势。

Threatening always go over well with the US Congress...
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9 days ago by bbishop
U.S. opposes China's unilateral launch of new flight routes | -CNA
In a telephone interview with CNA, Brian Hook, senior policy advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, expressed concerns the U.S. has regarding China's announcement made on Jan. 4. "We are concerned about reports that Beijing has modified the use of civil aviation flight routes in the Taiwan Strait without consulting with Taiwan authorities," Hook said.
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9 days ago by bbishop

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