CIA chief William Burns warns against underestimating Chinese President Xi's ambitions toward Taiwan
According to Burns, the US was aware 'as a matter of intelligence' that Xi had instructed his troops to be prepared to invade Taiwan by 2027
They urged the top US leaders to avoid giving the ruling Chinese Communist Party a propaganda win and hold the CCP accountable for its egregious human rights abuses, unfair trade practices, leading role in the fentanyl crisis, and aggression towards allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific
Republican Senators asks Blinken to tell China its aggression against India, Taiwan is 'unacceptable'
Several influential Republican lawmakers on Wednesday urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to tell the Chinese leadership that their blatant aggression against Taiwan and India in the Himalayas is "unacceptable"
Pavel, a former army chief and high NATO official who won the Czech presidential election on Saturday, will take office in early March when he will replace current head of state Milos Zeman, who has been known for his pro-Beijing stance
'Odds of US-China conflict over Taiwan are very high,' says top Republican day after general warned of war in 2025
In a memo dated 1 February but released on Friday, general Mike Minihan, who heads the Air Mobility Command, wrote to the leadership of its roughly 110,000 members saying, "My gut tells me we will fight in 2025"
China's 'one country, two systems’ policy has now become untenable after Beijing saw the results of imposing it in Hong Kong and the reaction of Taiwanese citizens to its insistence on the island being its indivisible part
It will be challenging to bridge the gap between the two sides because the mutual suspicions run deep and Taiwan issue is an important part of the charged domestic discourse in both countries
In an internal memorandum which was later confirmed as genuine by the Pentagon, the head of the Air Mobility Command, General Mike Minihan, said the main goal should be to deter 'and if required, defeat' China
McCarthy's travel to Taiwan could further tense relations between China and the US at a time when both Republicans and Democrats are asking Joe Biden-led administration to take stringent stand against Beijing
Blinken added that every country in the world has an interest in making sure that peace and stability remain in the strait and that differences are resolved peacefully, not through pressure, not through coercion, and certainly not through the use of force
Taipei's defence ministry said it will allow for the first time around 200 discharged women soldiers to enrol in voluntary reservist training. The decision comes a month after Taiwan announced it will extend its compulsory military service from four months to a year beginning 2024
Beijing views Taiwan as a Chinese territory that must be brought under its control, by force if necessary
Xie Feng, who may take over as the Chinese ambassador to the United States (US), claimed that it is doomed to be futile to engage in "small circles targeting China" to suppress China, and to encircle China through geopolitics such as the "Indo-Pacific Strategy"
During the meeting at the White House, Kishida informed Biden that Japan has changed its security strategy significantly and detailed the reforms, which include significant defence budget increases and planning counterstrikes
No winners in case of Taiwan invasion as China, US, Japan will suffer huge losses, finds AI war simulation
The CSIS study, which was released earlier this week, found that the combined forces of Taiwan, US and Japan will be able to defeat an invasion by China but the sheer volume of potential casualties and economic losses will prove to be extremely difficult to sustain for all parties concerned
While both India and Japan consider China a strong threat, for the US, China remains an essential but distant threat. It, therefore, becomes imperative for the two major Asian powers, India and Japan, to jointly collaborate towards countering China
The group of German lawmakers arrived in the self-ruled island on Monday ahead of an anticipated ministerial visit later this year in a move that will likely enrage China
Taiwan had sent a part of its most powerful indigenously developed missile to China for repair. The name of this missile is Hsiung Feng III. It is a medium range anti ship missile
China sent 1,727 planes into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone, almost double from about 960 incursions in 2021 and 380 in 2020
US Army lieutenant general and former national security adviser HR McMaster said Chinese President Xi Jinping has made plans to control Taiwan several times and now is preparing its military to take control of the island nation