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Solomon Islands violence recedes but underlying tension remains; is China to blame for unrest?
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Solomon Islands violence recedes but underlying tension remains; is China to blame for unrest?

The Solomon Islands are famous as a battleground of World War II, the pivotal Battle of Guadalcanal named after the country’ largest island where the restive capital Honiara is located

'Geopolitical games': Furious China slams US for inviting Taiwan to Joe Biden's Summit for Democracy
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'Geopolitical games': Furious China slams US for inviting Taiwan to Joe Biden's Summit for Democracy

China for some time has been attacking the democracy summit, saying that the US cannot hold a patent for it and the event is aimed at dividing the world

China protests passage of US Navy destroyer USS Milius through Taiwan Strait
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China protests passage of US Navy destroyer USS Milius through Taiwan Strait

The US Navy said in a statement the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius 'conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on Tuesday in accordance with international law'

China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania to below ambassador level over Taiwan spat
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China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania to below ambassador level over Taiwan spat

The foreign ministry accused Lithuania of 'undermining Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity.' It called on the Lithuanian government to 'correct the mistakes immediately'

'Playing with fire': Xi Jinping warns Joe Biden over Taiwan at lengthy virtual summit
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'Playing with fire': Xi Jinping warns Joe Biden over Taiwan at lengthy virtual summit

While the goal was to settle an increasingly volatile relationship between the giant economic and geopolitical competitors, tension over Taiwan, a self-governing democracy claimed by China, loomed large

US warns China against pressuring Taiwan ahead of much-awaited Biden-Xi virtual summit
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US warns China against pressuring Taiwan ahead of much-awaited Biden-Xi virtual summit

On Thursday, the Chinese president had warned against a return to Cold War-era divisions, adding "The Asia-Pacific region cannot and should not relapse into the confrontation and division of the Cold War era”

For China, does the road to secure Taiwan 'reunification' go via India?
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For China, does the road to secure Taiwan 'reunification' go via India?

It is possible that China's actions against India are linked with its actions against Taiwan and its ultimate goal of securing the island. China has the largest navy in the world, but crossing the 160 km-wide Taiwan Strait with an invading force is still a challenge. The Himalayas are easier

'We are a country': Taiwanese youth embrace distinct identity
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'We are a country': Taiwanese youth embrace distinct identity

Beijing views the island as part of China and has intensified pressure on Taipei in recent years, pushing political tensions between the two to dizzying heights

Door open for dialogue to discuss Dalai Lama's future but not Tibet, says China
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Door open for dialogue to discuss Dalai Lama's future but not Tibet, says China

The Dalai Lama should stop 'secessionist activities' and take concrete measures to win the trust of the central government and Chinese people, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin

What world can expect from Joe Biden and Xi Jinping's virtual meet on Monday
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What world can expect from Joe Biden and Xi Jinping's virtual meet on Monday

The meet presents the biggest opportunity yet to reset the bilateral relationship, which has been witnessing escalating tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against 'Cold War' mentality in Asia-Pacific region
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Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against 'Cold War' mentality in Asia-Pacific region

In his speech, Xi said attempts to draw boundaries in the region along ideological or geopolitical lines would fail.

Taiwan says China seeking to take control by wearing down military, influencing public morale
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Taiwan says China seeking to take control by wearing down military, influencing public morale

China has been stepping up its threats to use force against Taiwan by holding military exercises and sending planes close to the island

Why Taiwan’s entry into United Nations must be welcomed and facilitated
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Why Taiwan’s entry into United Nations must be welcomed and facilitated

It is time for Taiwan, a bubbling democracy practising competitive politics with mature rule of law, to exhibit its model of governance to the rest of the world

Antony Blinken meets China's Wang Yi on G20 sidelined, raises concerns on Taiwan and human rights
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Antony Blinken meets China's Wang Yi on G20 sidelined, raises concerns on Taiwan and human rights

Senior State Department officials described the conversation as candid, constructive and productive, saying that Blinken was clear about US concerns during the hour-long meeting

India, China border emerging as a bigger flashpoint than Taiwan for a short, sharp war; all bets are off​
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India, China border emerging as a bigger flashpoint than Taiwan for a short, sharp war; all bets are off​

India has been forced to respond. It has matched Chinese force posture and deployments along the high Himalayas but so far, despite some success, it has been unable to get China to withdraw its massive deployment of troops and equipment

Joe Biden slams Beijing's ‘coercive’ actions against Taiwan at East Asia Summit
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Joe Biden slams Beijing's ‘coercive’ actions against Taiwan at East Asia Summit

The US president also said the country will speak up for the rights of people of Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong

Taiwan builds ‘Ironman’ suit to reduce fatigue, increase troops mobility amid rising tensions with China
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Taiwan builds ‘Ironman’ suit to reduce fatigue, increase troops mobility amid rising tensions with China

The suit, presently in its first generation, is part of a four-year $5.74 million (NT$160 million) project, also known as the “Taiwan Ironman programme”, by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology

Taiwan: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks island nation
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Taiwan: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks island nation

Taiwan is regularly hit by quakes as the island lies near the junction of two tectonic plates

Why China and Taiwan relations are in such dire straits as Beijing flexes military muscle
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Why China and Taiwan relations are in such dire straits as Beijing flexes military muscle

Early this month, Taiwan reported close to 150 incursions of Chinese aircraft into its Air Defence Identification Zone

Taiwan building fire: Debris-strewn bottom five commercial floors fuelled inferno which killed 46
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Taiwan building fire: Debris-strewn bottom five commercial floors fuelled inferno which killed 46

Multiple fire safety issues were identified during inspections of the building in 2019, 2020 and earlier this year, according to Kaohsiung Public Works Bureau director-general