Taiwan begins building submarine fleet as China threat grows
28 November 2020 | 12:05 pm
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen kicks off construction of the island's first indigenous submarine at a Kaohsiung shipyard, the latest move by the out-gunned democratic island to bolster its defence capabilities against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing.
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President Tsai Ing-wen has met with a five-member delegation of US Congress which arrived on the island less than two weeks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
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President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling party after its members lost a number of seats in Saturday's local elections. Beijing said the results show the Taiwanese people want peace.
This week, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou was on a trip through China as a private citizen, at the same time that Taiwan's current president, Tsai Ing-wen, was in the United States. Tsai's unofficial visit sparked diplomatic anger from Beijing, which considers the self-ruled, democratic island as part of its territory. We take a closer look.
Taiwan's President Tsai is set to meet US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Beijing said that the Republican leader should avoid repeating "disastrous" past mistakes.
All sides are closely watching whether China would respond by staging another round of large-scale military exercises near the self-ruled democratic island.
The Taiwanese leader's visit is officially a stopover following a tour of Latin America. China said the visit "seriously violates the One-China principle," its inistence that none of its trade partners recognize Taiwan.
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