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Taiwan is definitely not part of China

Taiwan is definitely not part of China.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 12th, 2019

China army to do whatever it takes to retain Taiwan

BEIJING, China – China's defense minister warned Thursday, October 25, that the military would do "whatever it takes" to stop any attempt to "split" Taiwan from the mainland, days after a pro-independence protest on the island and a US naval operation. Beijing considers the self-ruled, democratic island to be part of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Taiwan’s Tsai seeks $11B defense budget as China threat grows

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday she is seeking to ramp up spending on the armed forced, as relations with China deteriorate. Her proposal to increase the 2019 defense budget by 5.6 percent to Tw$346 billion ($11.3 billion) will go before parliament following the summer recess. Beijing sees democratic self-ruling Taiwan as part [...] The post Taiwan’s Tsai seeks $11B defense budget as China threat grows appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Taiwan s Apache attack helicopters go into service amid China tensions

  TAOYUAN, Taiwan – Taiwan on Tuesday, July 18, put into service its fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters, upgrading its defenses against a growing military threat from China. The US sold 30 Apache AH-64E – also known as the "tank killer" – to Taiwan as part of a $6.5 billion arms ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

U.S. unveils milestone new de facto embassy in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The United States on Tuesday, June 12,  unveiled a new $255 million de facto embassy in Taiwan in what was hailed as a "milestone" in relations, drawing the ire of China which considers the self-ruled island as part of its territory. Donald Trump's administration is moving to strengthen ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Several international airlines still listed Taiwan as a separate country on their websites on Friday despite a deadline set by Beijing for carriers to refer to the self-governed island as a Chinese territory. Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a notice to 36 foreign airlines last month, asking them to comply with Beijing’s standards of referring […] The post Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

A macho president? Not when it comes to China

NEW YORK---China recently landed bombers on islands that form part of the Spratlys---islands that it claims, despite these being within the territorial boundaries of the Philippines. The People's Republic has fortified seven of these, transforming them essentially into military bases. China says it has a right to do whatever it wants on its own territory. Such aggressive behavior, clearly in violation of international law, while disturbing, is not at all surprising, given China's stated policy of making virtually all of the South China/West Philippine Sea its own. Southeast Asian nations such as Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei, have, along with the Philippines, opposed this ...Keep on reading: A macho president? Not when it comes to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting

GENEVA: Taiwan launched a global appeal on Monday to be granted access to the World Health Organization’s main annual meeting, after tensions with China led to its exclusion for a second straight year. China sees self-governing democratic Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification and has used its clout to diminish the island’s presence [...] The post Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing Tuesday, May 8, after the island failed to receive an invitation  to a major international meeting. China sees self-governing democratic Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification and has used its clout to diminish the island's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Einstein archives, letters to lovers set for Asian exhibits

Handwritten pages from Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, letters to his lovers and other parts of his archive stored in Jerusalem are to be exhibited for the first time in Taiwan, China and Japan. Some 75 artifacts will go on display in Taipei beginning Friday as part of the exhibit "Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimensions," Jerusalem's Hebrew University said Thursday. They will remain on display at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall through April 8 before moving on to China and Japan. The Jerusalem university is home to the world's largest Einstein collection. The pieces on display will include "his 1921 Nobel Prize, handwritten pages from the theory of re...Keep on reading: Einstein archives, letters to lovers set for Asian exhibits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Taiwan warns Chinese military drills pose enormous threat

  TAIPEI, Taiwan – Frequent and increased Chinese military drills pose an "enormous threat" to Taiwan's security, Taipei warned on Tuesday, December 26, in an annual defense review that starkly highlighted rising cross-strait tensions. China views Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified at some point – by military ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Meet 2017 s ten most powerful people in sports in Asia

In Asia, sports equals passion, and these ten big names in the sporting world today have led their respective organizations to amazing heights this year. Let’s take a look at 2017’s Top 10 People Behind the Biggest Sports Media Properties in Asia.   #1 Gianni Infantino, President of the FIFA World Cup Gianni Infantino is a football administrator and the current President of the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is an international football association and tournament held every four years. Men’s football is arguably the most popular sport in the entire world and the same is true for Asia. The sport retains large numbers in viewership and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Countries like Singapore, Korea and Australia all follow football religiously.   #2 Aleksander Ceferin, President of UEFA Champions League Aleksander Ceferin heads the UEFA Champions League, an annual football competition, unlike FIFA which is only held every four years. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and is participated by top-division European football clubs. Although it does not consist of Asian teams, UEFA remains popular among the Asian people due to the popularity of football as a sport.   #3 Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship When billionaire Chatri Sityodtong conjured up the idea for ONE Championship, he envisioned the entire Asia united under a single sport. ONE Championship has achieved tremendous success since its establishment in 2011. Martial arts is considered a Pan-Asian sport and for the first time in Asian history, it is a sport that has transcended regional and cultural boundaries. Currently the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Today, ONE Championship is broadcast to over one billion viewers in over 128 countries across the globe.   #4 Horacio Muratore, President of FIBA Having been president of FIBA since 2014, Horacio Muratore has continued to develop the sport of basketball, not just in Asia, but in the entire world. The FIBA Basketball World Cup was established in 1950 and is an international basketball competition held every four years since its inaugural year. It also has popular variations in the FIBA Asia Championships and FIBA EuroBasket. The next tournament is scheduled for Beijing, China in 2019. Basketball’s popularity in Asia remains concentrated in the Philippines, Taiwan and China where the sport enjoys a very strong and faithful following.   #5 John Malone, Owner of Formula One Although Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s colorful chief executive remains at the helm of business operations, new owner American billionaire John Malone purchased the company in early 2017 and has since continued to deliver fans heart-pumping auto-racing action. Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or simply as F1, is the highest class of single-seater international auto-racing tournament in the world. Held in different variations depending on the region, the races are held regularly on an annual basis on purpose-built F1 circuits or public roads. The most popular variation in Asia is the Singapore Grand Prix which normally takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The Singapore Grand Prix was first held in 1966. It is the first of its kind in Asia.   #6 Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred was named the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball a wildly popular sport not just in the United States, but also in Japan, Taiwan, and China. Major League Baseball or the MLB is the most recognizable professional baseball organization in the world. It is immensely popular especially in Japan where baseball is almost considered a national sport. Since 1986, an all-star team from the MLB is sent to a biennial end-of-season tour of Japan. It is called MLB Japan All-Star Series wherein exhibition games are held in a best-of format against all-stars from the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league. Aside from MLB Japan Serie, there also exists an MLB China Series and an MLB Taiwan Series.   #7 Hemang Amin, Chief Operating Officer of Vivo Indian Premier League Heman Amin has been a part of the BCCI, which governs the Vivo Indian Premier League, for the past seven years. The IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league established in India which is held every April and May of every year. Cricket is by far the most popular sport in India. Although a relatively new organization, having been established as recently as 2008, the IPL is one of the fastest growing sports media properties in Asia. It is currently valued at US$1.6 billion which is a monumental achievement for such a young property.   #8 Chito Narvasa, Former Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association Former basketball player and coach, Chito Narvasa is the ninth Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Basketball is a wildly popular sport in the Philippines, and perhaps the most widely played in the entire country. The premiere proving ground of men’s professional basketball in the Philippines is the PBA, which owns the distinction of being the first professional basketball league in Asia, and the second-oldest continuously existing league in the world apart from the National Basketball Association (NBA). The PBA played its first game in 1975, and today fuels a hoop-crazy nation that loves its basketball.   #9 Cai Zhenhua, President of the Chinese Football Association China has a burgeoning football obsession, with support from Chinese President Xi Jinping himself who is helping to develop the sport. Cai Zhenhua is the current President of the Chinese Football Association, which governs the sport in China.China’s passion for football is manifest in the Chinese Super League (CSL), which is the highest tier of professional football in the country. With a season that starts in March and ends mid-November, the CSL features 16 football clubs in its current season. The league, the largest in China, now operates under the management of the Chinese Football Association. The current champions are the Guangzhou Evergrande.   #10 Mitsuri Murai, Chairman of Japan Professional Football League Inaugurated in 2014, Mitsuri Murai is the Chairman of the Japan Professional Football League, or more popularly known as the J.League. Japanese professional football league, J.League is one of the most successful football leagues in all of Asia. It is the top level of Japan’s professional football scene, which is one of the most popular sports in all the region. With an annual revenue of over $560-million, the J.League features three football levels: J1, J2, and J3. The league is also governed by FIFA on the global level......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence, says Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has "the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for Taiwan independence in any form." "We will never allow anyone, any organization, or any political party, at any time or in any form, to separate any part of Chinese territory from China," he said. Ties between Taiwan and China have turned increasingly frosty since the election of Tsai Ing-wen as president last year. Beijing cut off official ...Keep on reading: China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence, says Xi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Taiwan holds rescue exercise in disputed seas

TAIPING ISLAND – Taiwan held a search-and-rescue exercise in the South China Sea yesterday as part of efforts to cement its hold over a key island in the str.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

Taiwan Youth Ambassadors visit Philippines

Twenty bright and talented university students from the Republic of China (Taiwan) are in the Philippines until September 4 as part of the annual Taiwan Youth Ambassadorship Program. Headed by Minister Odi Shri-ren Sun, they are scheduled to stage a publi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 28th, 2016

Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

SHANGHAI, China – Electric-vehicle maker Tesla will recall 14,123 cars in China over airbags that contained a part made by now-defunct Japanese manufacturer Takata, the Chinese market regulator announced on Friday, January 18. The US giant has already announced the recall of some Model S vehicles as part of a global ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 44 min. ago

ASEAN business welcomed

BEIJING — China has announced it will support countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set up offshore renminbi markets as part of a string of measures to facilitate cross-border financial innovation. ASEAN insurers are welcome to set up branches and do business in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, which is expected to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News20 hr. 18 min. ago

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan – CNN

OVER THE last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as it […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

WASHINGTON --- Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon has released a new report that lays out US concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack against Taiwan. Speaking to reporters, a senior defense intelligence official said Tuesday that the key concern is that as China upgrades its military equipment and technology and reforms how it trains and develops troops, it becomes more confident in its ability to wage a regional conflict. And Beijing's leaders have made it clear that reasserting sovereignty over Taiwan is a top priority. The official added, however, that although China could easily fire missiles at Taiwan, it ...Keep on reading: US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Lorenzana: Chinese bases changed equation in Philippine military security

Beijing's military facilities in the South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea, changed the equation in the country's military security, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019