How Taiwan is countering Chinese disinformation
29 August 2022 | 1:26 pm
As China ramps up its fake news campaign, the Taiwanese are finding ways to fight back. They've formed unique alliances with their government and are working to restore public trust.
In light of Russia's assault on Ukraine, concerns about China's willingness to attempt a military invasion of Taiwan are running high — especially if Moscow proves victorious.
Japan's Defense Ministry has said Russia's invasion of Ukraine could encourage China to act against Taiwan. Meanwhile, South Korea will ramp up military drills with the US.
The call between the leaders comes in the backdrop of concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan. Xi reportedly told Biden that China was strongly opposed to Taiwan's independence as well as any outside interference.
There has been no mention of Taiwan as a port of call on the congressional delegation's visit to the Indo-Pacific region. US-China tensions are running high over reports Pelosi would visit the self-ruled island.
China said it was holding live-fire military exercises off its coast opposite Taiwan, amid rising tensions with the US over a possible trip to the self-governing island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
We begin by looking at reactions to the US drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Also, papers lambast US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to Taiwan for spurring tensions with China at a thorny time in geopolitics. Finally, French teenagers swap their phones for fishing rods (sort of) and discover the joys of fishing this summer!
After Nancy Pelosi's visit, China is preparing its largest military show of force in decades surrounding the island. Some Taiwanese are worried; others say Beijing's tactics have not changed.
The execution of activists in Myanmar and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan overshadow the ASEAN foreign minister's meeting, taking place in Cambodia.
The US House speaker's short visit to the self-governing island has left Beijing fuming and vowing retaliation. Fears of a new crisis in the Taiwan Strait are rising.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is in Seoul to meet with political leaders. Pelosi was said to have planned a visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border with North Korea.
The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.
6 hours ago
Sebastian Vettel is Aston Martin's new James Bond - in Formula 1. The real Bond has been driving a DB 5 for a long time - including in his new film "No Time to Die". The beginning of a beautiful car friendship?
6 hours ago
Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
7 hours ago
The death toll from this week's truck bombings has risen to at least 40, but local and national authorities say the latest attacks from the al-Shabab group will not deter them from fighting the terrorists.
7 hours ago
It was an unprecedented attack on the peaceful transition of power that had defined democracy in the United States for more than two centuries. On January 6, 2021, a mob of Donald Trump supporters besieged the US Capitol in rioting that ultimately killed five people. War reporter Luke Mogelson was there that day.
8 hours ago
The move further escalates the dispute over classified documents discovered at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. It's unclear whether the nation's highest court will accept the request.
8 hours ago
OPEC+ said Wednesday that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push gasoline prices higher just weeks before US midterm elections.