Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister have ‘direct and honest exchange’ on Taiwan | CNN Politics

New YorkCNN  —  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi “had a direct and honest exchange on matters related to Taiwan” Friday, a US senior administration official said. The two diplomats met for nearly 90 minutes in New York, and their conversation primarily focused on Taiwan, the official said. The … Read more

Hong Kong scrapping quarantine for international arrivals

Hong Kong announced Friday it will end mandatory hotel quarantine, scrapping some of the world’s toughest travel restrictions, which battered the economy and kept the finance hub internationally isolated. The announcement leaves mainland China as the only major economy still hewing to lengthy quarantine for international arrivals. Source link

China says will do all it can for peaceful Taiwan ‘reunification’

Beijing says the self-ruled island is part of China and has been increasingly assertive over its claim. Beijing says it is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for peaceful “reunification” with self-ruled Taiwan, after staging major military manoeuvres around the island in recent weeks. While China claims Taiwan as its territory, the island’s … Read more

Taiwan’s amateur fact-checkers wage war on fake news from China

Taipei, Taiwan – As China flexed its muscles with large-scale military exercises off Taiwan last month, Billion Lee was busy countering an onslaught taking place against her home online. False stories claiming that the United States was preparing for war with China, that China was evacuating its citizens from Taiwan, or that Taiwan had paid … Read more

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan, killing 1 and leaving damage behind

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died and nine people had minor injuries, Taiwan’s Emergency Operations Center said. The magnitude … Read more

Strong Taiwan Earthquake Traps People, Derails Train

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. The magnitude 6.8 quake was the largest among dozens that have rattled the island’s southeastern coast since Saturday evening, … Read more

Strong Quake Kills 1, Knocks House, Derails Train in Taiwan

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died and nine people had minor injuries, Taiwan’s Emergency Operations Center said. The magnitude 6.8 quake was … Read more

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