Taiwan ex-military chief urges combat preparedness amid rising China threats
01 October 2022 | 2:45 pm
Former top Taiwanese defense official Admiral Lee Hsi-ming told DW he is concerned that forces are not ready to fight off China, and that a new defense concept is needed.
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.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are no longer part of China’s 16+1 Central and Eastern Europe cooperation group. Lithuania is also edging closer to Taiwan as tensions with China escalate.
Unprecedented drought levels in the Yangtze River have increased pressure on hydroelectric power plants, which supply energy to key economic zones of the country.
US Senator Marsha Blackburn met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, expressing support for the island. She arrived after visiting Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Following several weeks of power cuts that hit large industrial producers, power has started to return to normal. A record-breaking heat wave and drought are to blame for the crisis.
The scandal drew national attention in China and protests by disgruntled customers in July were violently quashed. Authorities in Henan now say they have arrested 234 people and made progress recovering the funds.
A leaked draft of a newly inked security deal between the Solomon Islands and China suggests China could deploy troops to the islands or even build a military base there. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called that a 'red line.'
Just 5 km from China's coastline, the sheer scale of the threat Beijing poses to the self-ruling island can be sensed. DW reports from the region amid rising tensions and military maneuvers
A long-delayed report by the UN's Human Rights Office on China's treatment of Uyghurs cited what it called 'credible' allegations of torture and other rights violations. Beijing opposed the release of the report and has denied the accusations.
By stirring up nationalistic sentiment, Beijing wants to create a social echo chamber in China where there is no space for alternative voices, say experts.
The spokesperson for the French foreign ministry, Anne-Claire Legendre, granted an interview to FRANCE 24's Armen Georgian. She discussed the current challenges faced by French diplomats and explained the "diplomacy of combat" championed by President Emmanuel Macron at a recent address to French ambassadors.
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